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  • 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...

  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter. The Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that also will provide lawmakers with...

  • Quinn OKs cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Minors with epilepsy would be allowed to use medical marijuana under a measure Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday. The measure adds seizures to the list of treatable conditions in the state's medical cannabis program and allows children with seizures from epilepsy to consume...

  • Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state's jobs situation as a political weapon. But their claims and the numbers behind them demonstrate that the picture isn't nearly as clear as either Quinn or Rauner suggests. Many of...

  • Quinn signs new rules for grants as panel probes

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois will have the "strongest grant oversight" nationwide after widespread problems were identified with his 2010 anti-violence program. The Chicago Democrat signed legislation Wednesday that applies federal guidelines to how the state awards grants and...

  • Panel probing Quinn program will meet next week

    CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program plan to meet next week even after federal authorities asked them to hold off while they conduct their own probe, lawmakers said Thursday. However, the 12-member bipartisan panel differed...

  • Quinn signs ballot question on birth control

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that'll ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage plans should be required to include birth control. The Chicago Democrat inked the non-binding question Sunday. In a statement, Quinn says a recent U.S. Supreme Court...

  • Federal subpoena in Quinn anti-violence program

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of officials involved in Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, the latest chapter in a story that has become a major issue in Quinn's re-election campaign. The May 13 subpoena, provided to The Associated Press by the Quinn...

  • How a suburban homemaker humbled Illinois and Big Labor

    Pam Harris, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, was watching the news Monday with some of her co-plaintiffs when the announcement came that they had won. As the verdict was being read, one of the co-plaintiffs whispered into Harris' ear, "It looks like they knocked on...

  • Voters should dismiss governors behind child care worker unions

    Within days, the Supreme Court will decide Harris v. Quinn, a case involving a bizarre form of "public sector" labor union that has proliferated in recent years, mostly pursuant to executive orders of liberal Democratic state governors. Having governors as union organizers is particularly...



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