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Governor Pat Quinn (Left) and Bruce Rauner (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn, Rauner Trade Barbs Over Budget Plans

The budget debate between Democrat Governor Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner now includes accusations of “flim-flamming” and “flip-flopping, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

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Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

Gov. Quinn Offers State Police To Help Stop Chicago Violence

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s ready to send in state police to help with Chicago’s violence if Mayor Emanuel needs it.

07/08/2014

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 Signs Bill To Allow Residents Who Moved To Register On Election Day

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law that makes it easier for many Illinois residents to vote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/01/2014

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

Illinois Department Of Commerce Releases Five-Year Economic Development Plan

While critics are attacking Governor Pat Quinn’s budget plans, his economic development team is out with a five-year plan for boosting Illinois’ economy, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/30/2014

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

‘Clean Slate’ Juvenile Expungement Legislation Signed By Gov. Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to erase some arrest records for children who were not charged with a crime.

06/07/2014

Politicians Mark Memorial Day With Daley Plaza Wreath, Tollway Exhibit

Mayor Emanuel and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth laid a wreath at the eternal flame in Daley Plaza for service personnel who have died in combat.

05/24/2014

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

State Rep. Calls On Quinn To Fire Private Group Running State Lottery

A state lawmaker is calling on Governor Quinn to fire the company that runs the Illinois lottery, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

05/14/2014

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

Former Head Of Disgraced State Anti-Violence Program Now Leads Private City Non-Profit

As investigations mount concerning spending within Governor Quinn’s anti-violence program, CBS 2 has learned the same woman who oversaw it is now running a private $50 million anti-violence initiative in Chicago.

05/07/2014

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

Quinn Staying Out Of Debate On Obama Presidential Library Subsidy

Governor Quinn is staying out of the argument over Thursday’s unusual Illinois House Executive Committee vote on state financing for an Obama presidential library.

04/19/2014

quinn Rauner

Donations Pour In For Rauner, Quinn

Both Candidates in the 2014 Illinois race for governor are building up their political war chests.

03/31/2014

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

Quinn To Push Legislation Requiring All Workers To Get Paid Sick Days

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s ready to make another push for a law mandating that businesses give employees at least *some* paid sick days.

02/12/2014

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

Quinn’s State Of The State Address To Focus On Opportunity, Education

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will give his State of the State address and this year it has a dual purpose, serving as the kick-off for the Governor’s re-election campaign.

01/28/2014

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 Staying Quiet As Republican Opponents Battle Each Other

The Governor once again turning down requests for interviews and reaction to continued attacks by Republican Bruce Rauner.

01/14/2014

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

Rauner Picks Up Endorsement From Cook County GOP

For the first time in more than 25 years, the Cook County Republican Party has made an endorsement in the governor’s race before the primary, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/21/2013

Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas (right), with former mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit/File Photo: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Vallas Pick A Surprise To Other Lieutenant Governor Contenders

Paul Vallas, the former Chicago School CEO and political candidate, will make his debut as Governor Pat Quinn’s 2014 running mate on Tuesday.

11/11/2013

Annie Wagner has Down syndrome and leukemia. Anne's classmates at Downers Grove North High School voted her homecoming queen. (Photo supplied to CBS 2)

High School Honored For Inspirational Choice For Homecoming Queen

Annie Wagner was beaming throughout the school rally as Governor Quinn declared it “Downers Grove North High School Day.”

10/15/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Indiana, Illinois Governors Endorse Illiana Expressway

The governors of Indiana and Illinois have given their endorsement to a planned 47-mile expressway aimed at relieving traffic congestion in the Chicago area and creating jobs in both states.

09/28/2013

UP West Metra Train

Task Force Gets To Work To Fix Illinois Public Transit Problems

Governor Pat Quinn’s transit task force has morphed from checking up on Metra to designing a transit system that’s the envy of the world after a few local issues are settled. John Cody reports on day one.

09/03/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Law Lowering Mandatory School Age To 6

You may be surprised to hear that Illinois doesn’t require kids to be in school until age seven, but, as WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports, that’s about to change.

08/25/2013

File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

New State Law Offers Protections For Renters In Buildings In Foreclosure

People who rent apartments now have more protections if the owners of their buildings face foreclosure. That’s thanks to a new state law, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/21/2013

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