Govenor Pat Quinn
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.
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.
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.
In his winter budget address, Gov. Pat Quinn pledged that “all unnecessary state spending will be eliminated.”
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.
Same-sex civil unions become legal in Illinois next week, and backers plan a downtown event to celebrate the occasion.
Once again, Chicagoans are paying more for gasoline than anyplace else in the US. The average price for a gallon is now $4.35.
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