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Governor Pat Quinn

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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


Rocky Clark was paralyzed playing football at Eisenhower High School. (CBS)

Quinn Signs Law Inspired By Paralyzed High School Football Player

Governor Quinn went to Eisenhower High School in Blue Island this afternoon and signed a bill inspired by a former Eisenhower football player, Rocky Clark, who was paralyzed from the neck down after he was tackled during a game in 2000.


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

Gov. Quinn Denies Strain With Lisa Madigan

Governor Quinn and Lisa Madigan were together today at an event in Melrose Park, but the two had little to say to or about each other, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Warns Lawmakers There Will Be Consequences For Pension Failure

Governor Pat Quinn is making vague threats to lawmakers ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for pension reforms, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Refuses To Budge On July 9 Pension Deadline

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is taking a hard line when it comes to pension reform and refusing to budge from the deadline he set. The Governor tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine that the bill better be on his desk July 9 or else.


Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley: Quinn Should Make Changes To Concealed-Carry Bill

Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Daley says Governor Quinn should make some changes before he signs the bill allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Gov Quinn today at 3809 W. 83rd Street where a marine reservist bought her first house. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Governor Quinn Announces $5 Million Investment In Military Families

Governor Pat Quinn announced Sunday the investment of $5 million in a program aimed at helping returning soldiers become homeowners.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Illinois Gaming Board Should Have Oversight Over Chicago Casino

Mayor Emanuel has backed legislation that would establish a Chicago gaming board to oversee a city casino operation. But speaking at a city club luncheon, Governor Quinn said state regulators must have the ultimate power of oversight.


A group of more than 20 teenagers was caught on surveillance video as they descended on Mildblend Supply Co. in Wicker Park on July 28, 2012, and stole more than $3,000 worth of designer jeans. (Supplied to CBS 2)

Quinn Signs Bill To Toughen Penalties For Social Media Mob Attacks

A bill to toughen penalties on those who use social media to organize violent flash mobs has been signed by Gov Pat Quinn.


A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Quinn Says He Will Be Open Minded On Medical Marijuana Bill

Governor Quinn still isn’t saying whether he’ll sign the medical marijuana bill, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Vetoes Electric Rate Hike Bill

Quinn said Senate Bill 9 would undermine electric utility oversight and lead to higher bills.



Quinn Stands By Decision To Defund State’s Largest Charter School Operator

Governor Quinn says UNO has built some impressive schools but if there are questions about how those schools were built he has to take action.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Non-Committal On Bill To Raise Speed Limit

The bill sponsored by Sugar Grove State Senator Jim Oberweis would hike the speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour. In most counties, it is now 65.