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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 signs Election Day registration bill

    OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — County clerks across Illinois began preparing to offer Election Day voter registration after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a measure Tuesday that'll also give voters more time to cast early ballots and remove a photo identification requirement to vote early. Supporters wanted a...

  • 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...

  • Quinn makes minor cuts to $35.7B Illinois budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday largely approved a 2015 state budget he has criticized as "incomplete" for not extending a temporary income tax increase, setting off another back-and-forth with his Republican rival over how best to fix Illinois' huge financial problems. The Chicago...

  • Illinois releases 5-year economic blueprint

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The state agency in charge of helping improve Illinois' economy released a five-year plan on Monday that it hopes will create a good environment for business growth and prosperity. The plan is required under a state law passed last year, part of an effort to build up a...

  • Rauner: Budget signed by Quinn is 'broken'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says the spending plan Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law is a "broken budget." In a statement Monday, Rauner says there should be structural reforms to "shake up" the way Springfield does business. Rauner has released...



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