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Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Quinn Signs Bill Abolishing Legislative Scholarships

Illinois lawmakers have a limited time to hand out their last round of legislative scholarships.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

State Senate President John Cullerton

Cullerton Does About-Face, Calls For Abolishing Legislative Scholarships

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has done an about face, and now recommends abolishing state scholarships awarded by state lawmakers.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Move To Abolish Legislative Scholarships Advances

Another push is underway to eliminate the frequently-abused legislative scholarships that state lawmakers are allowed to hand out to students in their districts.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Illinois State Capitol

State Lawmakers Renew Call To End Legislative Scholarship Program

With the start of a new calendar year comes a familiar call from dozens of state lawmakers – abolish the legislative scholarship program.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn meets with reporters. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Quinn: No More Free Rides For College Granted By Lawmakers

Gov. Pat Quinn says enough is enough with a program where politicians are allowed to provide full rides for favored students at Illinois schools.

WBBM Newsradio–08/26/2011

Photo of A State Death Chamber. (AP Photo)

State Rep. Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty

Just a week after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill eliminating the death penalty in Illinois, attempts are being made to reinstate it.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Deadline Looms For Quinn On Death Penalty Bill

As the deadline looms for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on a proposal to ban the death penalty, opponents of the bill are plotting their response.

WBBM Newsradio–03/04/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Wrongfully Convicted Urge Quinn To Abolish Death Penalty

Four men freed from prison after being wrongly convicted and sentenced to death are making a public plea to Gov. Pat Quinn.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011

Prison fence

Ban Wouldn’t Affect Current Death Row Inmates

More than a dozen inmates on Illinois’ death row would still be eligible to be put to death, even if Gov. Pat Quinn signs into law a repeal of the death penalty.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2011

Illinois Death Row

Lawmakers To Debate Abolishing Death Penalty

Illinois legislators are about to begin the debate over whether the death penalty should be done away with for good.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2010