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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.


Gov. Pat Quinn visits west suburban Elmhurst to view damage from flooding on April 18, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Declares Four More Illinois Counties Disaster Areas

Governor Quinn has declared flood disasters in four additional Illinois counties. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that the work of assessing damage is still far from over.


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Disaster Relief Money Used To Rebuild Road In Pullman

More than four years after remnants of Hurricane Ike dumped several inches of rain across parts of Illinois, 4.6 million dollars in recovery aid helped rebuild a road in Pullman.


Veteran Urges Sending Holiday Cards To Service Members

The head of the state’s Veterans’ Affairs Department want people to send holiday cards.


The leaves of many trees in Illinois have been left wilting, curling, and turning brown due to the severe drought conditions in most of the state. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.


Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to the City Club of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

New Legislation Puts Spotlight On Corporate Tax Breaks

Governor Pat Quinn put his signature on a bill that requires the public spotlight on the details of corporate tax breaks as soon as they are completed.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Quinn Signs New Child Abuse Law In Score Studios

A new state law signed Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn live inside The 670 The Score studios is intended to protect young people and to prevent a sex abuse scandal in Illinois.

670 The Score–06/27/2012

New work rules will make it easier to attract shows to McCormick Place, Mayor Emanuel said Tuesday. (CBS))

Deal Reached To Cut Costs Of Shows At McCormick Place, Navy Pier

Chicago might have become more attractive to trade shows and conventions.


Gov. Pat Quinn (left) said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) was "putting the cart before the horse" by talking about plans for what the city would do with revenue from a Chicago casino, when Quinn has yet to decide whether to sign legislation for a major gambling expansion in Illinois. Emanuel said he "will not allow Chicago’s future to be held hostage because the state obviously has other financial issues and their resources have been drying up over the years." (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Downplays Report He Cussed At Governor

Witnesses describe an expletive-filled phone call to Gov. Pat Quinn over how the governor has dealt with casino gambling and pension reform.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the need for a Chicago casino at a City Hall press conference on Aug. 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Cites Sinkhole As Reason To Approve Chicago Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday used the example of a big sinkhole that swallowed a car on Saturday to make a point about the need for a Chicago casino – a not-so-subtle shot at Gov. Pat Quinn’s reluctance to sign a bill that would allow for a major expansion of gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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Quinn: Kids Come Before Superintendents

Governor Pat Quinn says the only way he see’s regional school superintendents getting paid is at the local level.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office during inaugural ceremonies Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Death Penalty Layoffs

The recent abolishment of the death penalty in Illinois has also left some standing in the unemployment line.


Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Gov. Quinn ‘Still Listening To Both Sides’ On Death Penalty

Earlier this month the General Assembly voted to abolish the death penalty. But Gov. Quinn has yet to sign the legislation.


Chicago mayor Richard Daley, left, introduces his wife Maggie, right, to China's President Hu Jintao before a meeting of business leaders Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Mayor Daley Hosts Chinese President

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Chicago Thursday night for a two-day visit and had high praise for Mayor Daley.

WBBM Newsradio–01/20/2011

Governor Pat Quinn (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Daley To Quinn: Don’t Sign Pension Reform

The mayor says a plan to change the pension benefit structure for police and fire personnel will end up slamming taxpayers.

WBBM Newsradio–12/09/2010

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. (AP File Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Gov. Quinn Prioritizes Environment Over Gambling

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Governor Pat Quinn is shooting for the environmental “green” rather than the “green” that is expected if gambling is expanded in the state.

WBBM Newsradio–12/05/2010