SPRINGFIELD | Some of the largest public labor unions in Illinois filed a long-awaited lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's new pension reform law, a move that could delay implementation of the landmark measure and have major ramifications in upcoming elections.
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…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The lawmaker seeking approval for expanded gambling in Illinois will conduct several hearings to get public input.
CHICAGO | The three lawmakers running for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor continue to lag behind newcomer Bruce Rauner in fundraising.
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.
Today marks the unofficial fifth anniversary of the start of the rapid fall of Illinois’ 40th governor.
CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has socked away $2.9 million for his 2014 re-election campaign — more than the combined total of his four potential Republican rivals, who continue to battle for donors and the GOP nomination.
CHICAGO | The sponsor of a bill that would add five new casinos in Illinois and allow slot machines at both major Chicago airports plans to revive talks on the measure when the Legislature meets next week.
As part of an effort designed to save $88 million, the Quinn administration last year began trying to close various state facilities, ranging from prisons to institutions housing people with developmental disabilities.
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.
CHICAGO | Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is urging Illinois communities to consider banning assault-style weapons before new legislation is signed that could prohibit local governments from doing so in the future.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn insists lawmakers can fix the state's most urgent financial problem by passing a major pension overhaul in a single day.
Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, which stretches from 53rd Street in Chicago down to the Kankakee/Iroquois county border and takes in a large swath of the far South Side and south suburbs, was drawn to bolster the re-election chances of its incumbent.
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