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Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn
A collection of news and information related to Illinois governor Pat Quinn published by this site and its partners.
A collection of news and information related to Illinois governor Pat Quinn published by this site and its partners. « Show less

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  • Democrats block two subpoenas from Quinn anti-violence probe

    Democrats block two subpoenas from Quinn anti-violence probe
    A day after approving subpoenas for seven former aides to Gov. Pat Quinn in a probe of a troubled $55 million anti-violence program, Democrats today opted to drop two from the list. Rep. Frank Mautino, the Democratic co-chair of the panel looking Quinn&...
  • Panel votes to subpoena ex-director of Quinn anti-violence program

    Panel votes to subpoena ex-director of Quinn anti-violence program
    A panel of lawmakers reviewing Gov. Pat Quinn’s botched $55 million anti-violence program delivered yet another political blow to the re-election seeking Democrat, voting Monday to subpoena seven former state officials who helped create and run...
  • Quinn to sign anti-bullying bill

    Quinn to sign anti-bullying bill
    Gov. Pat Quinn will sign legislation today aimed at cracking down on bullying in Illinois schools. Quinn will appear this morning at Skinner West Elementary School on the Near West Side to sign the bill, which sets standards for how school administrators...
  • Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois

    Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Clean Energy Trust on Wednesday announced the creation of a revolving equity fund that will make $4.6 million available to grow early-stage clean energy businesses in the state.  “Illinois is a national leader in...
  • $40M wrongful conviction settlement: 'The money is almost beside the point'

    $40M wrongful conviction settlement: 'The money is almost beside the point'
    Attorneys today hailed a landmark wrongful conviction settlement awarded to five men who were wrongfully imprisoned for the rape and murder of a teenage girl but called for a deeper look at authorities’ use of false confessions in Cook County. In...
  • 'The Dixmoor Five' case is back in the news, giving Gov. Quinn a ripe chance to right an old wrong. Will he take it?

     
    Now that the Dixmoor Five case is in the news again, Gov. Pat Quinn has a great opportunity to take care of some unfinished business on his desk. The Dixmoor Five were teenagers when they were railroaded into prison for......
  • Quinn finds Rauner tax strategy 'extremely disturbing'

    Quinn finds Rauner tax strategy 'extremely disturbing'
    Gov. Pat Quinn today seized on a Tribune report about Republican Bruce Rauner’s taxes to reinforce a campaign theme that the challenger is out of touch with regular people. Quinn's comments came during an event marking the 50th anniversary of...
  • Rauner offers business tax ideas, few specifics

    Rauner offers business tax ideas, few specifics
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Wednesday continued to slowly roll out ideas on how he’d govern if elected, calling for an overhaul of tax credits used to keep businesses in Illinois and the end of several targeted tax breaks. The...
  • Quinn signs same-day voter registration bill

    Quinn signs same-day voter registration bill
    Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure allowing Illinois residents to register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day this fall. The governor has touted the relaxed registration rules for the Nov. 4 general election as making it easier for...
  • Quinn signs psychologist prescription bill

    Quinn signs psychologist prescription bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will make Illinois the third state to allow psychologists to prescribe medications commonly used to treat mental illness. Quinn’s signature comes after a contentious 12-year battle...
  • Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring

    Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he “wasn’t happy” that the stepdaughter of former Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider was hired by the agency, but maintained he did not ask his top aide to step aside. The...