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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 Guns.com,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.

Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: Who's Got the Early in the Governor's Race?

We're in the midst of what has become the most fascinating Illinois governor's race in decades. Though the campaign still is in its early stages, the contest between Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner already has become noteworthy for money raised and spent, pointed rhetoric ("Quinnocchio" vs. Show More Summary

Illinois Governor Signs Cottage Food Bill in Kitchen of 12-Year-Old Baker

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a first-term Democrat in a tough re-election campaign against Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, traveled to the town of Troy, IL, near St. Louis on Tuesday to sign the so-called “cupcake bill” in the kitchen of 12-year-old baker Chloe Stirling. His signature made Stirling’s home baking business legal once again. It had... Continue Reading

Quinn Signs Pension "Reform"

Covering two of the city pension plans: Chicago property owners got a one-year reprieve Monday after Gov. Pat Quinn put aside his political differences with the mayor and signed a Chicago pension reform bill.The governor asked MayorShow More Summary

Credit Agency Joins Governor In Criticizing Loss Of Tax Revenue

Pat Quinn says "I told you so" after Moody's announces the proposed 2015 budget will have dire consequences all around without making up for a revenue shortfall from not extending the 2011 state income tax hikes. [ more › ]

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Open to Marriage Equality Repeal if Voters Want It

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Bruce Rauner, a Republican challenger to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, says he would consider repealing the state's marriage equality law if voters wanted that, the Chicago Tribune reports: Rauner has struggled with the issue, telling voters last year that he...

Six Months Later, Illinois Finally Has Marriage Equality

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

This is shaping up to be a very busy summer for marriage equality, and we’re kicking it off with some good news: as of this week, the freedom to marry extends across all of Illinois. Governor Pat Quinn signed the marriage bill into law last November, but residents have had to wait months for it […]

Quinn attacks Rauner as 'too timid, too fearful' to lay out specifics

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday attacked Republican challenger Bruce Rauner for a lack of specifics on how he’d govern, calling the Winnetka businessman “too timid, too fearful” to lay out a plan even as the governor dodged questions about whether he’d sign a measure to overhaul the pension systems of some Chicago workers.

Holes, Holidays, Hurricanes, and Tax Bills

The Illinois legislature passed a budget with revenue holes and no spending cuts. Democratic Governor Pat Quinn tried to make temporary tax increases—set to partially expire on January 1—permanent, but he couldn’t get the votes. And Illinois House Democrats wouldn’t cut spending and instead kept it flat. Show More Summary

Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor

SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today sent Gov. Pat Quinn a measure pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would allow the city to raise 911 fees that are tacked on to monthly phone bills.

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