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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.


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.


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.


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.


Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Illinois Receives Coastal Management Grants

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


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Demonstrators Call On Congress To Pass Immigration Reform

Marches and rallies are being held across the country today, to pressure Congress to get back to work and to pass the immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate


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

Quinn: No Tax Break For ADM Until Pension Deal

Gov. Pat Quinn said he will veto any legislation with special tax incentives to get Archer Daniels Midland Company to keep its global headquarters in Illinois until legislators approve a fix for the state’s nearly $100 billion pension crisis.


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Interim Director Elected For Torture Commission

Less than a week after the director of the state’s torture commission was pressured to resign, the commission has narrowly voted to hire an interim director.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Urges Illinois Residents To Get Flu Shots

Flu season is almost here and Governor Quinn has already gotten his shot.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Says Pension Panel’s Framework Is ‘Positive’

Gov. Pat Quinn says the outline of a pension reform proposal from a bipartisan panel is “positive indeed.”


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

2014 Governor Candidates To Choose Running Mates

The job of Illinois lieutenant governor has often been ridiculed as a do-nothing office. But in 2014 the position will take on a new significance.


Interstate 57 near 175th Street. (CBS)

Quinn Signs 70 MPH Speed Limit For Rural Highways

Illinois drivers will soon be able to drive 70 mph on rural interstates under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.


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

Quinn Signs ‘Puppy Lemon Law’

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to protect consumers who buy a dog or cat and then learn the animal is seriously ill.


Alden Village North Nursing Home

New Report Gives Illinois Nursing Homes Failing Grade

Only two states got failing grades from the group Families for Better Care.


Governor joins Secy of State Jesse White before he signs three traffic safety laws. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Quinn Says RTA Culpable In Metra Scandals

Governor Quinn says that in the wake of the patronage and executive director payout scandal at Metra, he wants experts to look at an overhaul of the state’s transportation agencies, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Gov. Pat Quinn presents his annual budget address to the Illinois General Assembly on March 6, 2013, in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Dares Lawmakers To Override Veto Denying Their Pay

The Governor said there was no reason for lawmakers to go to court to reverse him. They could do it themselves.


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

Quinn Signs Law Giving Gym Exemption To Disabled Student-Athletes

Until today, students playing adaptive sports outside of school had to abide by a different set of rules in school. Governor Quinn has changed that, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.


Quinn holding up a picture of Tony Borcia at the 31st Street Harbor. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Quinn Signs New Law 1 Year After 10-Year-Old Killed By Drunk Boater

One year after a ten-year-old boy was killed by a drunk boater on the Chain O’ Lakes, his mother joined Governor Quinn at an emotional news conference today, announcing a new law, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday stops by Brooks College Prep, which was snubbed by a North Side rival over the weekend. (CBS)

Emanuel, Quinn Announce New Partnership To Revitalize Port Of Illinois

Mayor Emanuel said fix it and they did. He announced a new City partnership with the BROE Group out of Denver Colorado to take over and inject $500 million in new infrastructure


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

Quinn Promotes Concealed-Carry Changes On South Side March

Governor Quinn is continuing his effort to sway lawmakers on the concealed carry issue, using all of the shootings in the city in recent days in arguing for changes he made to the concealed carry legislation passed overwhelmingly in the House and Senate.