Govenor Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Quinn’s Former Deputy Chief Of Staff Fined For Political Work On State Time

A $1,000 fine has been levied against a former top staffer in Gov. Pat Quinn’s office for doing political work on state time and state computers nearly two years ago.


Two Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic handguns are displayed in Woodbury, Minnesota on May 28, 2011.  (Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn: Concealed Weapons Would Put Public At Greater Risk

Gov. Pat Quinn today stood solidly today behind his opposition to allowing concealed weapons in Illinois even though Wisconsin is on the verge of becoming the 49th state with some form of such a law.


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Gov. Quinn Gives Until Friday To Avoid Shutdown Of State Construction Projects

Gov. Pat Quinn called legislative leaders to his Thompson Center office, and gave them till Friday to agree on a plan that he said would avoid a shutdown of state construction projects.

WBBM Newsradio–06/16/2011

A man fishing. (Credit: CBS)

$365K In Taxpayer Dollars To Teach People How To Fish?

In his winter budget address, Gov. Pat Quinn pledged that “all unnecessary state spending will be eliminated.”

CBS 2–06/08/2011

Casino Gambling

Senate OKs Casino For Chicago, Slot Machines At Airports, Racetracks

The Illinois Senate Tuesday narrowly passed and sent to Gov. Pat Quinn legislation that would authorize a casino for Chicago, put slot machines at racetracks and the city’s airports and add casinos in the suburbs.

CBS 2–05/31/2011

Gay Rights

Same-Sex Civil Unions To Become Legal In Illinois

Same-sex civil unions become legal in Illinois next week, and backers plan a downtown event to celebrate the occasion.

WBBM Newsradio–05/24/2011

Gas Prices

Quinn Has No Plan To Cut Gas Tax

Once again, Chicagoans are paying more for gasoline than anyplace else in the US. The average price for a gallon is now $4.35.

CBS 2–05/03/2011

Road Work Ahead

“Illinois Jobs Now” Helps Pave The Way

Illinois plans to repair more than 3,200 miles of road and replace or fix 611 bridges over the next six years as part of the latest update to the state road program