Governor Pat Quinn

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

Quinn Aide Says Governor Will Focus On Pardons, Clemency During Final Hours In Office

Although Pat Quinn’s public duties as Illinois governor are now finished, the next couple of days until Bruce Rauner takes the oath of office promise to be busy ones.

01/10/2015

Quinn signed two bills into law in his final appearance as governor. (Credit; Bob Roberts)

Quinn Signs Special Election, Voter Registration Bills Into Law In Final Public Appearance As Governor

In his last public appearance before leaving office, Governor Quinn has signed two bills that drew the opposition of legislative Republicans and Governor-elect Rauner. WBBM’s Bob Roberts attended the signing ceremony.

01/10/2015

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

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn Plans On Remaining Active

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn still has plans for a special legislative session this week, but he gave something of a farewell speech here in Chicago this afternoon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/06/2015

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Partial Rollback In State Income Tax May Be Mixed Blessing

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains why it is only a mixed blessing because the money has to come from somewhere, and the Rauner administration today is warning of “painful decisions” ahead.

12/31/2014

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

Gov. Quinn Grants Clemency To Three Abolitionists

Governor Quinn has added three more names to his clemency list, men convicted of what were then crimes more than 170 years ago.

12/31/2014

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

Quinn Grants 179 Christmas Eve Clemency Petitions

Gov. Pat Quinn has granted 179 clemency requests after going through 604 petitions filed since 2008.

12/24/2014

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

Chicago Man In Prison For Two Decades Hopes For Clemency Request From Gov. Quinn

Among the thousands of people hoping for a Christmas present from Governor Quinn in the form of clemency is a Chicago man who’s been in prison for more than two decades, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/24/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts Quinn After Former Campaign Aide Picked To Run Illinois Sports Facilities Board

Mayor Emanuel is critical of Governor Quinn for engineering the appointment a campaign aid to run the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/10/2014

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

Quinn Appointee Says He Will Step Down If Rauner Wants Someone Else

Just one day after Governor Pat Quinn’s campaign chief gets a two-year, big money state contract, another long-time Quinn ally says a similar deal for him is wrong.

12/09/2014

Quinn Grants Clemency For Man Wrongfully Jailed For 1991 Murder

Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on 311 clemency petitions, granting less than half for crimes that stretch back to the early 1970s.

11/26/2014

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

Rauner Asking State Agencies To Come Up With Plans For Budget Cuts

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner is asking for a 20 percent budget cut from lame-duck Governor Pat Quinn.

11/25/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner, Quinn Campaign At Chicago Churches

Illinois’ governor candidates have spent much of the day campaigning at Chicago churches ahead of Election Day.

11/02/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Defends Ebola Quarantine Policy, Rauner Calls For Travel Ban

Governor Pat Quinn is standing by his administration’s policy of ordering mandatory quarantines for those returning to Illinois after being exposed to Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/27/2014

President Barack Obama greets voters before casting  his ballot while participating in early voting on Monday in Chicago. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Voter Teases Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

10/20/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Making Chicago Visit To Support Quinn

President Obama will be back in Chicago Sunday for the second time this month in an attempt to give a boost to Governor Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign.

10/19/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Some Questions Remain Unanswered After Gubernatorial Debate

Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate on CBS-2 answered some questions but also raised some new ones.

10/15/2014

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

Families Of Assault Weapons Victims Endorse Gov. Quinn

The families of violence victims lost to people shooting assault weapons joined the Brady Campaign and the Gun Violence Prevention Pac today, endorsing Governor Pat Quinn for re-election.

10/15/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Taxes Going Up No Matter Who Gets Elected Governor, Watchdog Group Says

Regardless of who you vote for in the governor’s race, you’re in for higher taxes, according to the head of a good government group, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/14/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Vying For African-American Voters

In campaign 2014: you’ve seen the attack ads and verbal sparring on TV, but tonight Governor Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner will meet face to face in a televised debate right On CBS 2 at 6 p.m.

10/14/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

African-American Groups Collaborate To Host Gubernatorial Debate

Crews are busy getting the DuSable Museum Auditorium ready for Tuesday’s debate, which will be televised on CBS 2 at 6 p.m. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker introduces us to the two groups behind the debate.

10/13/2014

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