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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.

18 hours ago

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

Fired IDOT workers sue over documents disclosure

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows.

September 12, 2014 3:18 pm
Quinn says he favors south suburbs more than Rauner

Quinn says he favors south suburbs more than Rauner

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn landed on Aug. 7 at Bult Field in Monee to help celebrate a major milestone for the development and construction of the South Suburban Airport.

September 08, 2014 2:45 pm
Quinn says he favors south suburbs more than Rauner

Quinn says he favors south suburbs more than Rauner

TINLEY PARK, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn reached out to south suburban government and business interests Monday by reminding officials all the things state government has done for the area during his five years as governor.

September 08, 2014 2:45 pm

Rauner's lifestyle in sharp contrast to Quinn's experiment with life on minimum wage

When it comes to making money, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is an unqualified success.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Quinn wants new review of IDOT hiring

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll ask the Illinois Department of Transportation's secretary for a new review of hiring connected to a position that's been the subject of an investigative report and federal lawsuit.

September 05, 2014 2:49 pm

Governors State University to open science center

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Governors State University will officially open its renovated science, health sciences and technology wing this week.

September 04, 2014 8:33 am

Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Catholic health care systems.

September 03, 2014 7:29 am

Gubernatorial candidates discuss jobs, veterans

CHICAGO | The candidates for Illinois governor kicked off the post-Labor Day campaign season Tuesday, with Gov. Pat Quinn publicizing his efforts to live on a minimum wage budget and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner hammering the Chicago Democrat's record on veterans.

September 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Rauner may be feeling good about his electoral chances

With Gov. Pat Quinn reeling from the double whammy of two separate probes of his administration, Republican Bruce Rauner headed into the Labor Day weekend feeling better about his chances of ending a decade's worth of Democratic power in the capital city.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M in state funds

Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M in state funds

Gov. Patrick Quinn speaks Saturday at the Sandridge Community Center in Calumet City to announce the Calumet Memorial Park District will receive $2.1 million in PARC grant money to expand the community center. Behind Quinn is Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli.

August 31, 2014 10:26 am
Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M for recreational improvements

Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M for recreational improvements

CHICAGO | The Calumet Memorial Park District and the Dolton Park District will each receive more than $2 million from the state of Illinois for recreational improvements, part of a $14.4 million investment in several Chicago Southland communities, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday.

August 31, 2014 10:04 am
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
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