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  • Report slams IDOT political hiring

    Report slams IDOT political hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ethics...
  • Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena

    Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....
  • New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items

    New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a pair of bills that would make it easier to file complaints against nursing homes and allow the state to loan or donate items linked to President Barack Obama when he served in the Illinois General...
  • Firm hired to run Illinois Lottery has failed to hit profit goals for 3rd straight year

    Firm hired to run Illinois Lottery has failed to hit profit goals for 3rd straight year
    For the third consecutive year, the private firm hired run the Illinois Lottery has failed to bring in the profits it promised to raise for the state, even as its parent companies continue to be paid more each year to provide games and services....
  • Quinn dismisses lottery management firm

    Quinn dismisses lottery management firm
    Gov. Pat Quinn has fired the private company that runs the Illinois Lottery after it fell nearly a half-billion dollars short of revenues it promised to raise for the state during the first three years of its 10-year contract.   It’s not clear...
  • Sweeping pension reform fails in Illinois Senate

    Sweeping pension reform fails in Illinois Senate
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate defeated a comprehensive overhaul of the state's broken pension system today, instead passing a plan to make changes to only the teacher pension system. Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, salvaged the teacher...
  • Senate swings, misses on sweeping pension overhaul

    Senate swings, misses on sweeping pension overhaul
    — State lawmakers continued to dance around the question of how to fix the state's heavily indebted government worker pension system Wednesday, with the latest two-step unfolding in the Illinois Senate. A comprehensive measure aimed at erasing the...
  • Quinn pitches pension plan of attack but no agreement

    Quinn pitches pension plan of attack but no agreement
    Gov. Pat Quinn offered a compromise suggestion today on how to break the impasse on pension reform: combine the dueling plans into one bill and let the courts sort it out. But Speaker Michael Madigan was cool to the idea, suggesting the governor instead...
  • Madigan goes against Quinn on pension reform

    Madigan goes against Quinn on pension reform
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday tried to increase the pressure on fellow Democrats in the Senate to get behind his version of pension reform and abandon their own as they head into Gov. Pat Quinn’s special session next...
  • Quinn shifts gears again on pension reform

    Quinn shifts gears again on pension reform
    A frustrated Gov. Pat Quinn has once again changed strategies in his effort to get a pension reform bill on his desk as he acknowledged Friday he’s “prepared to do whatever necessary” to try to break a deadlock between his fellow...
  • Governor candidate Daley criticizes Quinn, Madigan

    Governor candidate Daley criticizes Quinn, Madigan
    Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley excoriated Gov. Pat Quinn for a lack of leadership over the state's pension crisis and criticized potential rival Lisa Madigan for not providing a legal opinion on the constitutionality of possible solutions....