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  • Waukegan officials stunned by death of city clerk

    Waukegan officials stunned by death of city clerk
    Born and raised in Waukegan, Artis Yancey was best known for his public service to his hometown, having worked his way up from police officer to chief before being appointed as the first African-American coroner in Lake County. Yancey, 54, who most...
  • Quinn now has 2 legislative wins to fuel re-election effort

    Quinn now has 2 legislative wins to fuel re-election effort
    For Gov. Pat Quinn, putting pen to paper on a bill to salvage the nation's worst-funded state employee pension system will be a signature moment both literally and politically. More than two years of the governor's repeated calls for action on the...
  • New vote sought for Illinois gay marriage law

    New vote sought for Illinois gay marriage law
    — If anyone thought gay marriage legislation would pass easily in Illinois, the initial hiccup Wednesday in the state Senate illustrated how hard-fought the issue is likely to be every step of the way. A bill to allow same-sex marriage did not...
  • Show your cards, governor -- Is Quinn bluffing on gambling expansion? Let's see!

     
    Pat Quinn appears to share my ambivalence about the expansion of gambling in Illinois. On one hand, additional casinos, slots and video poker machines would give a nice little boost to the state's finances and help stanch the flow of......
  • Quinn vetoes gambling expansion as expected

    Quinn vetoes gambling expansion as expected
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a major gambling expansion today in a move that's been long expected, but a new version will be surfacing soon. The new legislation once again would allow a casino in Chicago and four other sites around the...
  • Quinn blames lawmakers for inaction on pension reform

    Quinn blames lawmakers for inaction on pension reform
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn chastised lawmakers for failing to pass cost-cutting changes to the government worker retirement system, then dangled the possibility that he'd drop his long-running opposition to a major gambling expansion to get a...
  • House gambling sponsor recuses self because of potential conflict

     House gambling sponsor recuses self because of potential conflict
    — The Illinois House's longtime gambling expansion point man has dropped his sponsorship of a casino bill to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie wrote to the House clerk that he is now affiliated with a law...
  • Illinois could allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries

    Illinois could allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries
    Gov. Pat Quinn and other prospective governor candidates next year might be targeting a new voting group during the Democratic and Republican primary elections: 17-year-olds. The Senate on Wednesday sent to the governor a measure to allow 17-year-olds...
  • Renewed gambling expansion push picks up steam

    Renewed gambling expansion push picks up steam
    SPRINGFIELD --- A renewed push to greatly expand gambling in Illinois surfaced today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his weight behind a plan the state Senate quickly approved. Like two previous bills that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed, the latest...
  • Gambling expansion showdown at Capitol

    Gambling expansion showdown at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD — A Wednesday hearing aimed at coming up with a new casino expansion bill erupted into a shoutfest between a key senator and the chairman of the state’s gambling oversight board. After years of lobbing attacks at each other...
  • Quinn vetoes gambling expansion

    Quinn vetoes gambling expansion
    Gov. Pat Quinn today vetoed a major gambling expansion plan that would have allowed five new casinos, including one in Chicago. The move sets the stage for a potential showdown with lawmakers following the Nov. 6 election, when supporters of the bill...