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.
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.
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, [...]
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income tax increase that Democrats enacted in...
The announcements from Gov. Pat Quinn's office arrived via email bearing the official state of Illinois seal, signaling Real Government Business. But we all knew what they really were: campaign-ish announcements disguised as Real Government Business.
While Mayor Rahm Emanuel let politics trump friendship in backing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, Quinn didn't return the favor Friday when asked if Emanuel deserves another term in office.
With the top two candidates - sitting Gov. Pat Quinn and businessman Bruce Rauner - vying in a competitive, mud-slinging race for governor, Millennial voters will decide by Election Day which Baby Boomer candidate can better bridge the...Show More Summary
Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn are on pace to spend more than $100 million on the Illinois governor's race, doubling the state's previous record in a closely watched contest featuring heavy investment by business and labor.
Pat Quinn is running for re-election as governor Tuesday, but no one on the ballot may have a keener appreciation of the pitfalls and potential upside for the winner of a related battle for lieutenant governor between Democrat Paul Vallas and Republican Evelyn Sanguinetti.
Tonight, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will take questions from voters on the Facebook page of WLS, the ABC-owned station in Chicago. Tomorrow night, challenger Bruce Rauner will take questions in the same way. Facebook’s Andy Stone tells...Show More Summary
Quinn or Rauner Illinoisans are gearing up for the upcoming Gubernatorial Race between incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican Challenger Bruce Rauner. The race has turned into a series of negative campaign ads coming out of both camps. Show More Summary