Governor Quinn

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Former Head Of NRI Defends Program In Front Of Legislative Committee

The former head of an agency that oversaw a controversial anti-violence program is defending it to lawmakers, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/08/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Water Safety, Urban Flooding Laws

Governor Quinn signed a series of new laws are focusing attention on flooding and water safety in Illinois.

08/03/2014

Medical marijuana. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Expansion Of Medical Cannabis Act To Include People With Epilepsy

Governor Pat Quinn has expanded who is able to use marijuana for medical purposes in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/20/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

New State Law Aims To Help Ex-Offenders Land Jobs

Legislation has been signed into law that’s designed to give ex-offenders in Illinois a better chance at finding work, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

07/19/2014

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Call On Quinn To Approve Ride-Sharing Regulations

State lawmakers and others are calling on Governor Quinn to sign legislation that would increase regulations on so-called ride-sharing companies, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/14/2014

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

Feds To Lawmakers: Stop Calling For Quinn Staff To Testify

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the governor is shrugging off the news.

07/09/2014

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 Approves Birth Control Question On November Ballot

A November ballot question that will ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage plans should be required to include birth control has been signed by Governor Pat Quinn.

07/06/2014

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

Republican Lawmaker Wants Quinn To Testify On Anti-Violence Program

Two outspoken Republican lawmakers say Governor Quinn is doing all he can to hide from upcoming legislative hearings on his failed neighborhood recovery initiative anti-violence program, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/25/2014

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 Legislation For Minimum Wage Ballot Question

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that will put a measure on the November ballot asking voters if Illinois should boost the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015.

06/22/2014

Parking Ticket

Suburban Police Chief: Ticket Quotas Needed To Evaluate Personnel

An independent-minded suburban police chief suggests trouble ahead now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law banning ticket quotas, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/16/2014

Governor Quinn at the wedding of Jim Darby and Patrick Bova at the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Credit: Steve Miller.

Gov. Quinn Attends Wedding Of Same-Sex Couple Together For 50 Years

With gay marriage now the law across the state of Illinois, Governor Quinn has appeared at the Chicago wedding of two men who have been a couple for five decades.

06/02/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Lawmakers Grill Reps From Anti-Violence Program At Hearing

Illinois lawmakers grilled representatives of Governor Quinn’s $55 million controversial anti-violence program during a hearing Wednesday morning.

05/28/2014

Governor Pat Quinn marches in the Park Ridge Memorial Day parade. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Quinn Calls On Legislators To ‘Do The Right Thing’ On State Income Tax

Governor Quinn joined veterans and others at a Memorial Day parade in the suburbs, but his re-election campaign and the fight over state spending were not far from his mind, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

05/26/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Says Next Term Would Be His Last As Governor If Re-Elected

Governor Pat Quinn says his next—and second term—would be his last if he’s re-elected, because he’s long believed in term limits for top officials.

04/28/2014

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

Governor Promises Tighter Controls After Medicaid Paid For Dead People

Governor Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.

04/19/2014

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 Proclaims Autism Awareness Day In Brookfield Zoo Visit

More than two million people live with autism and on Saturday, Governor Quinn visited the Brookfield Zoo to proclaim Autism Awareness Day.

04/12/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Budget Expected To Keep Spending Flat, Provide Middle-Class Tax Relief

CBS 2 has learned that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s 2014 budget to be unveiled tomorrow in Springfield is expected to include tax relief for the middle class.

03/25/2014

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

Illinois Primary 2014: Rauner Wins GOP Governor Nomination, Will Face Gov. Quinn

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn clinched the Democratic nomination for 2014 election, defeating community activist Tio Hardiman.

03/18/2014

Marijuana strains are displayed at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Patient Seeks Pardon For Pot Possession Conviction

The state’s new medical marijuana law has a little-known provision that allows felons to purchase pot.

01/23/2014

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Illinois Receives Coastal Management Grants

Governor Quinn has awarded Illinois’ first Coastal Management grants in years.

10/12/2013

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