Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn has been under pressure for wasting over $50 million in taxes on an anti-violence program that employed gang members, and now Quinn faces more criticism because one of his hires was charged with murder. Show More Summary
The auditor general's office recently released its review of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program spearheaded by Governor Pat Quinn in 2010 when he was gearing up to run for re-election. The report, to be succinct, had some...Show More Summary
Illinois won't be your grandfather's state government. Governor Pat Quinn's Administration is poised to launch a vast and expensive modernization of state government's financial wiring and work processes that will revolutionize operations...Show More Summary
Illinois State Sen. Bill Brady hopes enough voters are disenchanted with Pat Quinn to lead Brady to victory in November. But he needs to get past presumptive GOP frontrunner Bruce Rauner first. [ more › ]
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn never was going to run as a moderate, but in recent days the Democrat gave voters the surest sign yet that he will be running for re-election from the left. CLEAR SIGN: Quinn’s campaign moves sets up a clear move to the left.... The post Illinois governor running hard left appeared first on Say Anything.
The minimum wage debate is setting up to be one of the most important topics in the 2014 Illinois election. Incumbent governor Pat Quinn has made it well-known he wants to increase Illinois' minimum wage. The Republican candidates don't want to. Show More Summary
If you’re keeping score about what potential presidential contenders believe, mark this down for Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry appeared on a “Crossfire” panel with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), who said Illnois is grateful to President Barack Obama for “saving the American auto industry” and creating jobs in his state. “And I still haven’t […]
While we realize that newsflow over the past few years has taken a decided turn for the surreal, we are sad (or, alternatively, delighted) to announce that we are dead serious when we report that Illinois governor Pat Quinn has now tapped The Onion - that would be the famous satiric website - to sell Obamacare. Show More Summary
I HAVE A POINT: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State address Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Show More Summary
Gov. Pat Quinn says growing piles of waste from tar-sands oil refining constitute an emergency, but owners of the piles successfully argued against immediate rules.
abclocal.go.com The ABC7 I-Team has learned of a legal fight pitting Governor Pat Quinn against families with loved ones who have disabilities.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign dropped its bid to remove Tio Hardiman and his running mate from the March 18 primary ballot, the governor’s campaign lawyer said today.
No, Baron Von Carhartt, Shady Bill Brady and Pat Quinn's Brain aren't characters from a board game. They're among the fake Twitter accounts issuing satiric posts in the voices of the candidates for governor. They're hilarious, but sometimes the satire can have a real bite. Here's a sampling.
BREAKING – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has declared a state of disaster for the state following the sever snowstorm and extreme cold. Governor Quinn today implemented the State’s Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government Plans (COOP/COG). Show More Summary
We know that you can think of a hundred things to call Monday, especially given this “polar vortex” we’re enjoying. But officially, as declared by Governor Pat Quinn, January 6th, 2014 is Wild Chicago Day. The official celebration is set to happen Monday at Manny's Delicatessen on Jefferson [ more › ]
Activists in costume erected fake oil drill at Governor Quinn's Northwest Side Chicago home. If Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn had been home to look out his front window on Monday afternoon, he might have seen four elves dressed in green smocks...Show More Summary
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn can pretty much forget about getting any more money from the state’s public employee unions. Unless, maybe, conservative Republican Bruce Rauner wins the GOP primary. SINGLE ISSUE: Illinois’ public unions support anyone who supports them. “There are some hard feelings right now,”...
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Thursday new legislation that aims to reform the state's underfunded pension system -- a $100 billion unfunded liability that was the worst in the United States. "Illinois is moving forward," Quinn said in a statement. Show More Summary
(CHICAGO) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois’ massively-underfunded pension system, though the new law is certain to face threatened lawsuits by labor unions. The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees. Show More Summary
SPRINGFIELD — Republican candidates for governor are split on whether a government worker pension overhaul backed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn should be approved when lawmakers return to the Capitol this week.