More Pat Quinn Articles

  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner's plan to tax some services will help wealthy people like Rauner but hurt hardworking families, and the Republican businessman calling Quinn's efforts to...

  • Gov. Pat Quinn vetoes bill increasing speeding

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinois. The legislation was sponsored by Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis. It follows the passage of a 2013 law increasing the speed limit to...

  • Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — 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. The Democrat, locked in one of the nation's most-watched election races...

  • Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scandal to rest as he mounts a difficult campaign for re-election. Quinn aides announced last week that the state Department of...

  • Federal subpoena sought email of ex-Pat Quinn advisers

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of three former top advisers to Gov. Pat Quinn, including a onetime chief of staff, as part of a criminal investigation into the governor's $54.5 million Chicago anti-violence program. The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which...

  • State renews Get Covered Illinois PR contract

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's administration has renewed its contract with the public relations firm that handled promotion of Get Covered Illinois in the first year of greatly expanded health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The $25.6 million contract with...

  • Quinn signs legislation requiring transit review

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable. The legislation requires advance transit board and House and Senate committee review for any proposed...

  • 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...



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