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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Could Look to Former Gov. Pat Quinn for Some Dos and Don'ts

As Gov. Bruce Rauner marked his first few days in office by signing several executive orders, Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek reflected on how the new governor could make his term similar or different from the previous governor: I know we're well into the term of Gov. Show More Summary

Rauner pulls plug on Quinn's last-minute moves

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has pulled the plug on Democratic predecessor Pat Quinn’s attempt to raise the minimum wage for state contractors, require the governor to release more details about his tax returns and stop Illinois State Police from detaining people based on their...

Rauner spends 1st full day as governor on ethics, reversal of Quinn actions

— Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner spent his first full day in office Tuesday vowing to overturn a series of moves Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made on his way out the door, accusing his predecessor of engaging in "inappropriate" political hiring and appointments.

Illinois Governor Quinn Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill

On his last day in office, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed legislation that would open up bobcat hunting in the state for the first time since 1972. The bill, which had previously breezed through the state House by a vote of 91 to 20, and a much cl...

Former Chicago Cop, Shot 28 Times by Police & Found Guilty of Attempted Murder, Has 40-Year Sentence Commuted

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, in his final day as governor, commuted the forty-year sentence of Howard Morgan, a former Chicago police officer who was shot 28 times by four white police officers. Morgan was accused of shooting the police officers. A jury acquitted him of two counts of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated [...]

Illinois Governor Vetos Bill to Allow Bobcat Hunting

One day before he leaves office, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in 40 years. The Democrat said he vetoed the legislation because bobcats are a "valuable part of Illinois' ecosystem" that should be protected. Show More Summary

Outgoing Governor Sends Lifeline to Bobcats in Illinois – Punctuating a Superb Record

Today, Pat Quinn, one of the nation’s most pro-animal welfare governors, relinquished office in Illinois after six years, making way for newly elected Governor Bruce Rauner. But from an animal welfare perspective, Quinn did it with a...Show More Summary

Quinn: 'Stability' Was Greatest Achievement As Governor

If some want to read 'stability' to mean 'Pat Quinn isn’t going to prison,' that’s perfectly acceptable considering the low bar set by his predecessors. [ more › ]

Don't backtrack on bobcats, Governor

Six months ago, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that, when it takes effect next Thursday, will enrich every citizen of Illinois: It adds the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to the state's list of protected species. More on that smart move in a moment.

Pat Quinn's parting gifts

If the old Pat Quinn were around, he would be booking a hotel conference room for a Sunday morning press conference to scream about the shenanigans of a lame-duck governor.

480km stretch of Route 66 in Illinois to be electrified

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Last week Illinois governor Pat Quinn announced that the state and local governments and private sector businesses would create a network of electric vehicle charging stations along the prairie state’s portion of Route 66. This 483km (300 mile) sector of Route 66 stretches from the capital Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, to St Louis, [...]

Chicago Children's Theatre gets $5 million in state funds

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected Saturday night at a fundraising gala for the Chicago Children's Theatre — where he will announce $5 million in new state funding to help the long-itinerant, non-profit theater company purchase and renovate a former police station in Chicago's West...

The Boy Who Milked Cows: New Governor Inherits Proposed Raw Milk Regulations

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner claims he was milking cows by age eight, which makes it likely he also drank some raw milk while growing up. But, during the campaign that saw him unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday night, the incoming Republican governor did not say whether he would allow raw milk regulations pending in the... Continue Reading

Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat

Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit.

A 2014 Midterm Election Post-Mortem: The Democratic Party Will Not Solve Our Problems

The Democratic Party was totally demolished in the midterm election last night. Where I live, in Illinois, a pension fund raider and Job Creator of the 1% named Bruce Rauner defeated Democratic Governor Pat Quinn. But, in the morning, when I woke up I was largely dispassionate about the outcome of the election.

Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to discuss what it might be like to work with Republican Bruce Rauner as governor, but he was quick to praise the benefits of working with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history.

Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in governor's race

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history. "It's clear that we do not have enough votes toShow More Summary

Rauner urges Downstate supports to block 'Chicago political machine'

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Saturday sought to tap into long-simmering regional rivalries as he urged Downstate supporters to “block that Chicago political machine” by voting for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who in turn looked to first lady Michelle Obama...

Get-out-the-vote efforts matter in Quinn-Rauner race

With polls tight and pre-election tensions tighter, Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are now turning to the final, furious and perhaps most critical phase of their record-setting $96 million battle for governor: GOTV.

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