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Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner should release his tax returns, echoing calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign.

Are Bruce Rauner's political donations an attempt to buy Republican support?

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has worn his political-newcomer badge with pride, saying it makes him the right person to bring change to Springfield and that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has been in government too long. Show More Summary

Do recent polls really spell certain victory for Bruce Rauner?

As the end of the summer heats up, so does the end of the Illinois' governor's race. In the political polls conducted so far, the Republican challenger Bruce Rauner seems to be leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, but the margins vary based on polling entity. Show More Summary

Quinn dumps Democratic state fair rally for second year in row

SPRINGFIELD — For the second year in a row, Democrat Pat Quinn decided his political party won’t hold the traditional all-out rally on Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair even though it’s a high-profile election year.

Illinois Law Allows Employers To Offer Payroll Cards In Lieu Of Paychecks, Only Limits Some Fees

In spite of the growing backlash against employers who push workers to accept their wages on prepaid debit cards — some of which come loaded with all sorts of fees — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a bill today that allow employers to offer these controversial cards as a legitimate form of payment. The bill, which was … [More]

New Rauner ads hit Quinn on property taxes

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner unveiled two new attack ads against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, focusing the message on beleaguered property taxpayers.

Former Republican foe backs Rauner for governor

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner urged Asian-Americans to vote for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn during a stop in Chinatown today, with a former member of a rival GOP ticket encouraging voters to look beyond party lab...

Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions

Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association in endorsing the Democratic governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.

Politicians Give Living on Minimum Wage a Whirl

Tim Ryan, Ted Strickland and Jan Schakowsky took part in #LiveTheWage challenge, and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn agree to try it in the future

Worst American Governor Pat Quinn Urges Obama to Bring all Illegals to Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has a great idea. He wants Obama to bring all the illegals to Illinois! In a state that sits at the bottom of every metric that makes a successful state–rampant unemployment, lowest job creation, highest debt, biggest pension crisis, worst business climate–Pat Quinn wants to import thousands of people who have […]

Rauner pours $1.5 million more of his money into governor campaign

Republican Bruce Rauner plowed $1.5 million more into his campaign for governor against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, newly filed reports with the State Board of Elections showed today.

Illinois Gov. Wants Statewide Assault Weapon Ban over Chicago Violence

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) is supporting statewide "restrictions" on.50 caliber rifles and bans on "assault weapon" and "high capacity" magazines because of the violence in heavily gun-controlled Chicago. According to,Show More Summary

Illinois Governor Quinn Calls For Assault Weapon Ban

Illinois Governor Quinn is still pushing an “assault weapon” ban. Gov. Pat Quinn is making another push on gun legislation, including an assault weapons ban. The governor made an appearance Sunday on behalf of the Illinois Public Safety Act, which was introduced in the spring legislative session but not acted upon. Part of the measure […]

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner launches TV ads against Quinn

A brief summer respite from political advertising ended today with Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner heading to the TV airwaves in launching a pre-emptive strike against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, using the governor’s own words on jobs, schools and taxes.

Paving the Way for Fraud

How is this a good idea? Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure allowing Illinois residents to register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day this fall.The governor has touted the relaxed registration rules for the Nov. 4...Show More Summary

Pat Quinn’s Major Loss Over Forced Healthcare Worker Unionization

Several years ago the Governor of Illinois decided with a fiat decision to hand his union buddies millions of free taxpayer dollars by suddenly forcing all private in-home healthcare workers to be unionized without their knowledge or approval. Today the U.S. Supreme Court said that Illinois was not allowed to do this. The year was […]

Quinn, lawmakers continue feud over Capitol repairs

Governor vetoes $250 million out of state budget SPRINGFIELD— Even as state government finances remain precarious, Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers today continued their feud over spending on renovations of the Capitol building.

Boo Hoo Quinn

Evidently, Governor Potato Head just found out that money is involved in politics: Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn criticized Republican opponent Bruce Rauner and Rauner's allies today as “billionaires trying to buy their way into Illinois politics” after the GOP candidate received a $2.5 million campaign contribution from hedge-fund boss Kenneth Griffin. Show More Summary

Ticket quotas end in Illinois after governor signs new law

The policy of assigning quotas for the number of traffic tickets each officer must issue has officially ended in Illinois after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation over the weekend.

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