Gov. Pat Quinn
The wealthy Winnetka businessman ripped Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for allowing tax incentives for companies that later laid off workers and tax “loopholes” for the oil industry and people who own yachts and jets. He also said he’d eliminate a sales tax exemption on newsprint and ink, among others.
Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to eliminate dozens of state parking spaces downtown, taking away free parking for many state employees.
The vote means committee members will compel Barbara Shaw to answer questions about the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation that prohibits municipalities from requiring police officers to meet ticket quotas on Sunday.
A key subcontractor working on the campaign to promote President Barack Obama’s health care law in Illinois is a Chicago political strategy consulting firm owned by three former aides to some of the state’s most-powerful Democrats.
Gov. Pat Quinn has dispatched his running mate, Paul Vallas, to ridicule the so-called 10-point budget plan outlined by Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday received the endorsement of a few dozen church leaders, most of them African-American ministers, but there were a couple notable absences.
Labor leaders were planning to go to court to block legislation cutting pension benefits and raising the retirement ages for many city workers, and opening the door for a property tax hike to help pay the city’s share of employee pension costs.
It’s deadline day for Gov. Pat Quinn. He has until midnight to decide how to act on legislation to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems.
A plan to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems could spell a long weekend for Gov. Pat Quinn, who has until Monday to decide what to do with the legislation on his desk.
High school students across the state will soon learn how to perform CPR and other life-saving skills, under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign on Thursday.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) said the coalition of political and business leaders who attended a meeting he organized Wednesday to discuss strategies to quell street violence will make the latest efforts the most effective yet.
Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn’t call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.
Having given up on extending Illinois’ temporary income tax increase — at least for now — the Illinois Legislature is moving forward with a scaled-back budget that could lead to layoffs, further delays in paying the state’s bills and a post-election vote to make the tax hike permanent or generate some other source of revenue.
House Speaker Michael Madigan emerged from a Memorial Day caucus meeting and told reporters that he was dropping the idea of making the 5 percent income tax permanent — and crafting a budget blueprint that holds the line on spending but is not the “doomsday” plan the House overwhelmingly rejected on Friday.
House Speaker Michael Madigan said Friday that lawmakers will try again to draft a 2015 budget after the House overwhelmingly rejected a $34.5 billion budget that would have made deep cuts to schools and social services next year in a vote one Republican critic called “all theater.”
“He’s basically taking this position of opposing the governor’s budget, without offering anything – ANYTHING – in its place,” Vallas said.
The legislation was prompted by the 2008 death of St. Charles High School student Lauren Laman during a drill team practice. Laman’s parents say her life may have been saved if her teammates were properly trained to use an automatic external defibrillator, or AED.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be “savage” budget cuts, but emerged from a roughly three-hour meeting with lawmakers still well short of the votes he needs for approval.
Weeks after it became clear Illinois Democrats were struggling to find the necessary votes for legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage, House Speaker Michael Madigan began advancing the issue by another route, in a move laced with political calculation.