Governor Pat Quinn

Bruce Rauner (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rauner Calls For Postponing Vote On State Income Tax Until After Election

The election for Illinois Governor is still weeks away, but Republican candidate Bruce Rauner is trying to veto the idea of lawmakers voting to make permanent the 2011 income tax increase before he has a chance to take office.

09/29/2014

Bruce Rauner (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rauner, Partial Owner Of Pittsburgh Steelers, Sidesteps NFL Domestic Violence Question

The latest scrimmage in the race for governor finds the two major candidates dealing with the issue of domestic violence in the National Football League, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/17/2014

Bruce Rauner. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rauner Steps Up Attacks As Poll Numbers Fall

Behind in the latest poll, Republican candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner is stepping up his attacks on what he calls the corruption of incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn.

09/15/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner: IDOT Jobs Could Have Gone To Veterans

Taking aim at one of Governor Pat Quinn’s key constituencies, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner unveiled a coalition of veterans who support him on Tuesday.

09/02/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Out Campaigning At Labor Day Parades

It’s Labor Day, but the candidates for governor are not taking a holiday break.

09/01/2014

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

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor’s office favors.

08/26/2014

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 Law To Make Mass Transit Operations More Transparent

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable.

08/23/2014

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

Democrats Take Center Stage For “Governor’s Day” At State Fair

Campaign 2014 moved to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Wednesday where Governor Pat Quinn and his fellow Democratic candidates “took off the gloves” in their battle against the GOP ticket headed by Bruce Rauner.

08/13/2014

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

Republican Lawmakers Say Funding Still Exists For NRI-Like Programs

Republican lawmakers are suggesting the Quinn Administration may be keeping alive funding for community programs similar to what was under a troubled anti-violence program the Governor shut down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Quinn-Kirk Relationship Cools After Call For Probe On Disaster Spending

Kirk supports Quinn’s opponent, Bruce Rauner, and has been raising new questions about a controversial program already under investigation.

08/05/2014

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

Quinn, Rauner Spending Big On Early TV Ads

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has joined challenger Bruce Rauner on TV, with an unusually early series of campaign commercials.

07/29/2014

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

Politicians, Activists Hold Rally On Minimum Wage Referendum

Politicians trying to raise the minimum wage say they’ve done their part, and now it’s your turn.

07/27/2014

Frank Thomas. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Quinn Proclaims Frank Thomas Day In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a proclamation making Sunday Frank Thomas Day as the former Chicago White Sox slugger is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

07/27/2014

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City Breaks Ground On Pullman Community Center

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Saturday in the Pullman neighborhood, on Chicago’s Far South Side for a $15 million, 140,000 square foot community center that will provide indoor practice facilities for multiple sports.

07/26/2014

Funeral procession for Shamiya Adams. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Mourners Say Goodbye To 11-Year-Old Girl Killed At Sleepover

Hundreds attended funeral services at Living Word Christian Center for 11-year old Shamiya Adams, who was shot and killed during a sleepover with a friend in Garfield Park.

07/26/2014

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.

07/22/2014

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

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