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Gov Pat Quinn

Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring

CHICAGO | A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois Department of Transportation, saying the monitor would help with compliance of a decades-old ban on political hiring.

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Obama visit a 'plus' for Quinn

Obama visit a 'plus' for Quinn

SPRINGFIELD | While some Democratic candidates try to distance themselves from President Barack Obama, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is embracing a weekend campaign visit from the commander in chief.

October 17, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn drew on the support of families of victims of gun violence Wednesday to push for a ban on assault weapons during his re-election bid against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gets a hug Wednesday from Kathleen Sances, after being endorsed by Sances' Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee, and the national Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in Chicago. The groups were joined by families of gun violence as Quinn continues to …

October 15, 2014 3:22 pm

Quinn uses power of incumbency in re-election bid

SPRINGFIELD | It's not hard to tell its campaign season by looking at Gov. Pat Quinn's schedule.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am

GOP lawmaker: No one takes responsibility for anti-violence program

Republicans have been complaining for four years that an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in the waning days of the 2010 election was a thinly veiled attempt to use taxpayer dollars to generate turnout and votes in parts of Chicago and its south suburbs.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois governor works to defend 'reformer' image

CHICAGO | In one of his toughest campaigns in more than three decades in the public eye, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn touts his long career as a "reformer" and insists he stands for clean government after taking over at a difficult time in state history.

October 12, 2014 12:01 am

3 major newspapers endorse Rauner over Quinn

CHICAGO | The editorial boards of Illinois' major news organizations have started weighing in on the Illinois governor's race, with the Chicago Tribune and Crain's Chicago Business announcing endorsements Friday for Republican Bruce Rauner over Gov. Pat Quinn.

October 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Quinn in Sauk Village on Saturday to address suburb’s water quality issues

SAUK VILLAGE | Gov. Pat Quinn will be in the south suburb on Saturday to address issues of water quality the state has tried to address in recent years.

October 09, 2014 4:31 pm

Ex-Quinn aide testifies before lawmaker panel

CHICAGO | Email exchanges from Gov. Pat Quinn's former chief aide are factoring into testimony at a lawmaker panel investigating a 2010 state anti-violence program under scrutiny for mismanagement.

October 09, 2014 1:17 pm

Attorney: Illinois needs monitor to oversee hires

CHICAGO | A Chicago attorney and anti-corruption campaigner is stressing that a court-appointed monitor is needed to ensure the state's Department of Transportation is in compliance with political hiring bans.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Michelle Obama to stumps for Quinn

CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama made a pair of stops Tuesday in the upper Midwest for gubernatorial candidates locked in close contests in Wisconsin and Illinois, encouraging early voting, particularly among young voters, women and minorities.

October 07, 2014 9:00 pm

Will Rauner's words come back to bite him?

It seems like every campaign season a candidate for office utters a line that later comes back to haunt them.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers to resume probe of Quinn anti-violence program

SPRINGFIELD | The federal prosecutor overseeing central Illinois has told state lawmakers they can resume hearings into Gov. Pat Quinn's controversial anti-violence program.

September 30, 2014 3:08 pm

Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal record

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records before offering them an interview.

September 30, 2014 8:33 am

Flight disruption cancels Steinem stop with Quinn

CHICAGO | Famed women's rights activist Gloria Steinem's trip to Chicago was postponed Friday because of travel disruptions at O'Hare International Airport.

September 26, 2014 2:27 pm

Quinn agrees to stall dismissal of IDOT workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court agreement by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration amid a hiring scandal.

September 24, 2014 2:00 pm

Quinn: No pension 'plan b' before court ruling

CHICAGO | Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner attacks Quinn over medical marijuana secrecy

SPRINGFIELD | Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner is raising red flags about the state's new medical marijuana program.

September 16, 2014 3:14 pm

Governor candidates focus on business, hiring

CHICAGO | Illinois' gubernatorial campaigns clashed over business dealings and state hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate accusing Republican businessman Bruce Rauner of profiting "from fraud" and Rauner calling hiring under Quinn's Department of Transportation a "scam."

September 15, 2014 3:24 pm
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