More Pat Quinn Articles

  • Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, accelerating the practice under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the state's top investigator decreed in a...

  • Illinois term limit battle could end Friday

    Illinois Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner's last chance at getting term limits on the November ballot may come to an end Friday.

  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate about whether the question can go to voters this fall, just a day before the deadline for approving the November ballot. The Committee for...

  • Quinn, Rauner set on 3 traditional debates

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner bickered Wednesday about the number and what constituted a debate. What was clear was that both candidates locked into one of the nation's...

  • 2 Pat Quinn's raise money for ALS

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is getting a hand from someone with a familiar name to raise money to combat Lou Gehrig's disease. The Democrat appeared Wednesday in Chicago with Pat Quinn of Yonkers, New York. The other Quinn is credited with helping jumpstart the so-called "ice bucket...

  • Quinn signs law improving Latino data collection

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law making it easier to track statistics about Illinois' Latino population. The Democrat attended the Fifth Annual Cuban Festival Sunday to sign the legislation requiring state agencies to update data-collection practices. It adds "Hispanic or Latino"...

  • Term-limits court fight could cause problems for Illinois' Bruce Rauner

    A major wrench could be thrown into Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner's campaign messaging if a ballot measure doesn't get sorted out in Illinois courts soon.

  • Quinn talks about labor at Democratic breakfast

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has emphasized his support of labor unions in the nationally watched governor's contest. Quinn is a Chicago Democrat. He faces what's expected to be a tough challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur). Quinn told a group of...

  • Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments, pensions

    As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean.

  • Quinn signs law expanding ban an cyberbullying

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has extended the state's ban on student cyberbullying to include actions outside of school. Quinn signed the legislation on Friday. It prohibits bullying of students via electronic technology even when they're not in school, and applies to devices that aren't owned...

  • Illinois extends Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling to daycare providers

    One month after the Supreme Court ruled that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home health care workers to pay union dues, the state has agreed to extend the reach of that ruling to state-subsidized home day care providers as well.

  • Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for farmers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he would work to reduce taxes and regulatory burdens on farmers and would travel the globe on his own dime to promote Illinois products if elected. The Winnetka businessman, who is trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat...

  • Gov. Quinn to live off equivalent of minimum wage

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn agreed on Sunday to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a Nov. 4 Illinois ballot measure on the issue. The Democrat made the pledge at a campaign event focused on the nonbinding ballot question, which asks voters if the...

  • Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner budget plans leave questions

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of leading a "tax-happy" state and the Chicago Democrat countering that Rauner's proposal to cut income taxes will lead to painful cuts to schools,...

  • Pat Quinn announces $1.2 million for Broadview park

    BROADVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says the state is awarding $1.2 million in capital construction funding to help renovate a recreation center at a park in suburban Chicago. The governor appeared at the park in Broadview on Saturday to announce the funding for the Broadview Park District to...



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