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Municipal officials in both Lansing and South Holland have long been on the record as saying they are not interested in a casino, but they are more than willing to share in the profits if one is built in a nearby community.
Despite the possible momentum from not only President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, but from Gov. Pat Quinn's State of the State speech, efforts to raise Illinois' minimum wage went nowhere last week.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn detailed an ambitious early childhood education plan during his State of the State address this week, but left out of the annual speech was any mention of how to pay for it in a state beset by financial troubles.
CHICAGO | Illinois will provide a $2.5 million grant to help open a center for medical technology startups in downtown Chicago, a project officials hope will see the same success as a similar hub for new digital businesses.
CHICAGO | With his top priority of pension reform inked into law, Gov. Pat Quinn is preparing for a critical election-year State of the State speech this week, needing to persuade lawmakers and voters he has the leadership skills to keep running Illinois.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks during an interview on Dec. 24 with the Associated Press in Chicago. Quinn heads into his State of the State address Wednesday with his top priority of pension reform inked into the law. The speech is a chance for him to lay out goals in a year where he faces r…
CHICAGO | Broderick Alexander lived on the streets for more than two years in Chicago, but since 2005, he has slept in his own apartment. A case manager visits once a month, helping the 48-year-old set goals as part of a program that links housing to health care.
SPRINGFIELD | More than a month after one of Gov. Pat Quinn's capital city offices was evacuated because of a suspicious substance, investigators continue to probe the incident.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to prevent lenders from selling a home if the homeowner is applying for federal mortgage assistance.
SPRINGFIELD | State Sen. Kirk Dillard says Gov. Pat Quinn’s call for an increase in the minimum wage is merely an “election-year stunt.”
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.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is about to get a very fat paycheck.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Rock Island's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1303 was $100 better after an appearance by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Monday in Milan.
SPRINGFIELD | The Quinn administration is asking Illinois lawmakers to approve an extra $221 million in spending, saying the cash is needed to finish out the remainder of the fiscal year.
CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says there's no question he will back Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid, despite his friendship with a Republican challenger.
CHICAGO | When Gov. Pat Quinn grew angry that lawmakers hadn't found a way to fix Illinois' pension crisis, he eliminated their salaries. But these days the only elected official going without pay is the governor himself.
Advocates and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration have worked since 2011 to put in place legislation to create a state-based health insurance marketplace to no avail.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn says he plans to talk to the Legislature about making sure state police have enough resources at their disposal to deal with a backlog of applications for gun ownership.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn expressed hope Friday about an evolving $138 billion savings plan to solve Illinois' public pension problem, but he stopped short of fully endorsing it.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn lost two attempts Friday to stop legislators from being paid while he appeals a court ruling that determined it was unconstitutional of him to freeze the money in an effort to get lawmakers to solve Illinois' pension fund problem.
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