Before serving as governor from 2009 to 2015, Pat Quinn was known as a rabble-rousing reformer who, most famously, led a 1980 citizen initiative that cut the membership of the Illinois House by one-third. A year and a half after losing...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn kicked off a signature drive Sunday to impose a two-term limit on Chicago’s mayor and create a citywide elected consumer advocate position. The binding referendums could be on ballots as early as November or in the 2018 cycle, meaning there’s potential to make Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]
Major changes have been made in Illinois regarding medicinal marijuana. Former Governor Pat Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act in early August of 2013. Following this, it took a signature from new...Show More Summary
The last time an Illinois governor interfered with pay for members of the General Assembly, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued and won. That was in the summer of 2013, when then-Gov. Pat Quinn suspended all pay for lawmakers until they delivered him a pension reform bill to sign. Show More Summary
In November 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law, making Illinois at the time the seventeenth state to provide for same-sex couples to marry.
Pension news out of Chicago keeps getting worse.In 2013, the Illinois legislature took a feeble stab at fixing some small aspects of the Illinois pension problem.The legislation, signed by then Governor Pat Quinn reduced the 3 percent...Show More Summary
Theft by politician : Days after Pat Quinn lost the November election, Chicago’s busiest film studio asked the lame-duck governor for a hefty state grant to buy industrial land around its West Side campus, where “Chicago Fire” and other...Show More Summary
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) defeated incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn (D) after campaigning on a platform of ultra-conservative policies, including curtailing labor unions and workers' rights. Rauner, since being sworn into office, has delivered...Show More Summary
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
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...
— 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.
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...
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 [...]
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
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
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 › ]
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...