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  • Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform

    Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday put a finer point on a notion he's been pushing this spring: no gambling expansion will happen without comprehensive changes to fix a greatly underfunded government worker pension system. The Democratic governor also insisted...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers

    Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers
    U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, are scheduled to be in the Chicago area this weekend on fundraising missions. Pelosi, the former House speaker from California, is headlining a...
  • Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down

    Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
  • Concealed-carry legislation emerges in Springfield

    Concealed-carry legislation emerges in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would set up the rules to allow concealed weapons to be carried in Illinois has started moving through the state senate. The measure would require a gun owner to get a special endorsement from the Chicago police in...
  • Casino deal maybe not as close as Quinn, Emanuel say

    Casino deal maybe not as close as Quinn, Emanuel say
    Perhaps spurred by the excitement of being out in public for a rare joint appearance, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Friday that they are “very close” to an agreement to expand gambling in Illinois and bring a casino to...
  • Senate leader counters with union-backed pension plan

    Senate leader counters with union-backed pension plan
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton on Monday rolled out his latest proposal aimed at fixing the state's heavily indebted pension system, striking a deal with unions just days after House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed through a plan that'...
  • William Daley blasts inaction on pension reform

    William Daley blasts inaction on pension reform
    SPRINGFIELD — Democrat William Daley says he is “stunned” the state failed to address the pension crisis in the spring session and indicated the legislative meltdown is moving him closer to announcing a decision on whether to challenge...
  • Quinn wants minimum wage hike, assault weapons ban

    Quinn wants minimum wage hike, assault weapons ban
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today called on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, ban assault weapons, allow online voter registration in an annual State of the State speech that sounded a lot like the launch of his 2014 re-election campaign. Returning to...
  • Quinn, lawmakers agree to form pension reform committee

    Quinn, lawmakers agree to form pension reform committee
    Unable to round up enough Senate votes for a sweeping measure to overhaul the state’s public employee pension system, Gov. Pat Quinn has backed off in favor of a plan to a form a committee designed to forge a compromise on the hot-button issue....
  • 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 says he'll meet Monday with leaders on pension changes

    Quinn says he'll meet Monday with leaders on pension changes
    Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he'll meet with Democratic legislative leaders Monday to try to find compromise on changes to a public employee pension system that's approaching $100 billion in debt. The governor indicated he spoke with House Speaker...