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Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

CHICAGO | New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor's office favors.

August 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights, center, is joined by Gov. Pat Quinn, left, at the signing of a bill she sponsored protecting the rights of pregnant women in the workplace.

August 26, 2014 2:36 pm

Bears, wolves, panthers protected under Illinois law

SPRINGFIELD | Although sightings of bears, cougars and wolves are relatively rare in Illinois, the trio are now a protected species under state law.

August 25, 2014 3:30 pm

Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

CHICAGO | Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed measures that would have imposed background checks and insurance requirements on some drivers.

August 25, 2014 3:19 pm

Quinn focusing on Rauner's wealth in campaign

It is no secret that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has made his opponent's substantial wealth the main theme of his campaign.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

Report: IDOT broke hiring rules for years

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  | The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, accelerating the practice under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the state's top investigator decreed in a repo…

August 22, 2014 3:31 pm

Ill. governor candidates set on 3 traditional debates

CHICAGO | Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will appear together at three traditional debates before November.

August 20, 2014 1:43 pm
Quinn breaks ground for grade separation project along U.S. 30 near state line

Quinn breaks ground for grade separation project along U.S. 30 near state line

LYNWOOD | As a thunderstorm moved in Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn and dozens of state and local officials gathered to break ground for a $29.6 million major grade separation of the Canadian National tracks along U.S. 30.

August 19, 2014 3:31 pm Photos

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Fear of Rauner has unions backing Quinn

Republican Bruce Rauner is a powerful man.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Cities, universities get first crack at state airplanes

SPRINGFIELD | Local governments and public universities across the state have about two weeks to decide whether they want to own an airplane.

August 15, 2014 11:19 am

Democrats push ballot questions to boost turnout

SPRINGFIELD | Showing concern for a possible Republican wave this year, top Illinois Democrats highlighted their strategy Wednesday for drawing voters to the polls in November.

August 13, 2014 5:15 pm

Will airport benefits outweigh property tax losses?

BEECHER | It has become a talking point for opponents of a new Chicago-area airport being built in rural Will County — the local school district will lose part of its property tax base.

August 09, 2014 10:00 pm

'Sign and drive' legislation expected to become law in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois motorists nabbed for speeding or running a red light will no longer have to forfeit their driver's license to the officer writing the ticket under legislation expected to become law Saturday.

August 08, 2014 12:35 pm
Quinn Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Quinn Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

MONEE | A forum on Sept. 23 in Joliet will develop a businss plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

MONEE | A forum Sept. 23 will develop a business plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn landed at Bult Field in Monee to help celebrate a major milestone in developing the South Suburban Airport. He, along with U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, unveil the logo for the future airport.

August 07, 2014 3:31 pm

Ag chief Flider in the political spotlight

SPRINGFIELD | The man in charge of the state's farm agency found himself in the middle of the political slugfest for governor this week.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for Ill. farmers

LINCOLN | Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says a coalition of supporters from Illinois' agricultural community is backing his bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

July 31, 2014 3:44 pm

Confidential email shows lawmakers' disdain for Quinn

Among the more than 2,000 emails turned over to a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's failed anti-violence program is a confidential note from the governor's liaison with the Legislature.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
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