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Illinois Fresh Food Fund To Provide Groceries For ‘Food Deserts’

Illinoisans in so called “food deserts” will have better access to fresh food under a new state program.

07/30/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) was "putting the cart before the horse" by talking about plans for what the city would do with revenue from a Chicago casino, when Quinn has yet to decide whether to sign legislation for a major gambling expansion in Illinois. Emanuel said he "will not allow Chicago’s future to be held hostage because the state obviously has other financial issues and their resources have been drying up over the years." (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Downplays Report He Cussed At Governor

Witnesses describe an expletive-filled phone call to Gov. Pat Quinn over how the governor has dealt with casino gambling and pension reform.

06/08/2012