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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.


Court Generic

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.


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Decision Looming On Marijuana Legalization In Illinois

Medical marijuana supporters are hoping the Governor will sign a bill in the coming weeks legalizing the drug for medical use.


Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers To Take 12 Unpaid Furlough Days

Illinois lawmakers will take a pay cut starting next month under a new law signed Saturday by Gov. Pat Quinn.


Juan Rangel, CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization, announced he's stepping down from the board that oversees the community group and its charter school network, in the wake of a scandal that led the state to freeze $98 million in funds for a new high school. (Credit: CBS)

UNO CEO: Construction Of New Charter School Back On Track

The head of the United Neighborhood Organization says, now that Governor Quinn has released nearly 100-million-dollars in state funding, everything is back on track for the opening of UNO’s newest charter school, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Illinois State Capitol

Ill. Legislature Agrees To Form Committee To Solve Pension Crisis

CBS 2’s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine takes a look at what the 10 member conference committee appointed today hopes to accomplish.


File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Still Undecided On Run For Governor

Illinois’ Attorney General says she hasn’t made her mind up yet about running for the job now held by Pat Quinn, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.