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Christie Back In Illinois To Stump For Rauner; Biden In Town For Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner both were getting some help from political heavyweights on the campaign trail on Monday, hoping for a boost in the race for governor.

08/25/2014

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Quinn Vetoes State Ride-Sharing Regulations

Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed measures that would have imposed background checks and insurance requirements on some drivers.

08/25/2014

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Rauner, Quinn Call Each Other “Phony” On Term Limits

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.

08/21/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel To Rauner: Releasing Full Tax Returns “A Rite Of Passage”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, as a candidate for governor, his friend Bruce Rauner should make his full tax returns and supporting documents public.

08/20/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn stands with members of the Brooks College Prep high school football team as he prepares to sign legislation requiring high school coaches to take online training on handling concussions. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Quinn Signs Concussion Training Mandate For High School Coaches

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction to concussions.

08/19/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn On Trailing In Polls: I’ve Been Underestimated Before

Gov. Pat Quinn insisted he has Republican challenger Bruce Rauner just where he wants him.

08/11/2014

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Kirk Seeks Federal Probe Of Disaster Funds From Hurricane Ike

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has called for a federal investigation of federal disaster relief funds that the Quinn administration used for an anti-violence program already under the microscope for mismanagement of funds.

08/01/2014

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Illinois To Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.

07/29/2014

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Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting Policies

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner’s support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.

07/24/2014

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Trucker Accused Of Speeding, Driving 12 Hours Before Deadly I-55 Wreck

Prosecutors said Francisco Espinal-Quiroz was driving at least 15 mph faster than the posted construction zone speed limit at the time of the crash, and there was no evidence that he applied the brakes before the crash, although it was not clear if he fell asleep at the wheel.

07/22/2014

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Quinn Signs $1B Plan For Road Repair In Illinois

The Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that will also provide lawmakers with opportunities to attend popular ribbon-cutting ceremonies in an election year.

07/22/2014

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Quinn, Rauner Use Jobs Claims As Campaign Weapons

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.

07/21/2014

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Quinn Touts Expansion Of Job Training Program

The Quinn administration has expanded a job training program that helps people get jobs in the construction industry, on the heels of news the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in June, its lowest level in nearly six years.

07/18/2014

Members of the Legislative Audit Commission conduct a hearing into the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010. A state audit found the program was rife with problems, including mismanagement of program funds. (Credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Delay Testimony On Quinn Anti-Violence Program Until October

A day after enduring several hours of political bickering, members of a legislative panel officially postponed further hearings into Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-plagued Neighborhood Recovery Initiative to avoid possibly compromising a criminal investigation by the feds.

07/17/2014

Members of the Legislative Audit Commission conduct a hearing into the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010. A state audit found the program was rife with problems, including mismanagement of program funds. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing On Quinn Anti-Violence Program Bogged Down By Partisan Debate

A bipartisan legislative panel was debating Wednesday morning whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off on their own investigation a scandal-plagued anti-violence program Gov. Pat Quinn launched during his 2010 election run.

07/16/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Legislative Panel To Vote Next Week On Feds’ Request To Delay Probe Of Quinn Program

The co-chairman of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-plagued anti-violence program said Thursday members of the commission will vote next week whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off their probe for 90 days.

07/10/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Topinka: Looming $2B Drop In Revenue A ‘Heart Attack’ For State Finances

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is warning of “a $2 billion collapse” next year when the state’s temporary income tax increase begins to roll back.

07/09/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Shakman: Quinn Claim On Hiring A ‘Straw Man’

Gov. Pat Quinn has asked a judge to reject anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman’s request for a federal hiring monitor, arguing the action would be detrimental to state officials’ duties. Shakman said that was a “straw man” argument.

07/09/2014

Ald. Will Burns (at podium) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) discuss a task force's recommendation to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2018. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Mayoral Task Force Recommends $13-An-Hour Minimum Wage By 2018

The panel recommended raising the current $8.25 per hour minimum wage in Chicago by $1.25 a year for each of the next three years, followed by a $1 increase in 2018, for a total of $13 an hour in four years.

07/08/2014

A float in the 4th of July parade in northwest suburban Arlington Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Shows Its Patriotic Spirit For 4th Of July

A sunny morning made the perfect start for the July 4th weekend; and an ideal day for parades, picnics, and barbecues before the night’s fireworks.

07/04/2014

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