Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
SPRINGFIELD | About a dozen opponents of hydraulic fracturing Friday marked the final day of a public comment period on the state's new fracking rules by renewing their call for a complete ban on the controversial oil and gas drilling procedure.
SPRINGFIELD | A group of retired state employees Thursday filed the second of what could be at least four lawsuits seeking to dump the state’s controversial new pension law.
SPRINGFIELD | The amount Illinois must pay to keep pace with its pension systems should grow less than 2 percent next year but still total nearly $7 billion, according to a report released Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD | Less than nine months after floating a plan to pay down the state's massive backlog of bills by closing corporate loopholes, Gov. Pat Quinn has come up with another use for the money.
What a sad state our wonderful country has fallen into. Those elected to work for the people have managed to throw all decency aside.
INDIANAPOLIS | The return of Hoosier lawmakers to the Statehouse on Tuesday was reminiscent of the first day of school after summer break: Representatives and senators caught up with old friends, said hello to colleagues and pushed the buttons on new electronic voting machines.
Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.
The Illiana Expressway, to be built as a toll road, has the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's* blessing and should be included in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 transportation plan as well.
I drove from Lake County into Porter County the other day.
Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took office, Illinois institutionalized more people than any other state in the nation. We are now changing under the direction of the governor to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in Illinois.
Thursday's vote on the Illiana Expressway by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's policy committee shows CMAP can look beyond Chicago interests and examine what's in the best interest of the entire metropolitan area.
TINLEY PARK | Gov. Pat Quinn declared himself an ally of Chicago's south suburbs Monday, offering municipalities road repair funds while also reiterating his support for the Illiana Expressway project.
About a year ago, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association attended a Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Danville, Va. At about the same time, we were negotiating contracts here for fiber broadband construction.
TINLEY PARK | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will speak at the Chicago Southland Chamber’s Regional Consensus Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive.
Indiana and Illinois are now preparing requests for proposals for private investment in the Illiana Expressway. It's a sign of progress for a road that has been needed for a long time.
Today, Govs. Mike Pence, Pat Quinn and Scott Walker have the opportunity to create history by rallying and encouraging community, business, government and academic leaders from 21 counties in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin around one unifying mission – to work together on common regional goals.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is talking about having 10-year term limits for Illinois politicians. How naive is that? The very politicians voting on this are the ones who will be directly affected. So I'm fairly sure this will not be voted in.
CHICAGO | Motorists will be able to drive a little faster on Illinois' rural interstates under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Pat Quinn, a move that puts Illinois in line with dozens of states that already have a 70 mph or higher speed limit.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois motorists could face a $75 fine if they are caught using their cellphone without a hands-free device beginning Jan. 1.
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