Pat Quinn

The Bud Billiken Parade marches down King Drive on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. (Credit: Bud Billiken Parade/Instagram)

Bud Billiken Parade Marches Through Bronzeville To Celebrate Going Back To School

The theme of this year’s parade is “Education: It’s An Order,” a salute to Col. Eugene Scott, the president of Chicago Defender Charities, which organizes the parade. Scott is retiring, after nearly 20 years leading the nation’s oldest and largest African American parade.

08/08/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Rauner Decries Quinn’s “Political Games” On Executive Orders

Governor Bruce Rauner has rescinded seven executive orders former Governor Pat Quinn issued in his final week in office.

01/17/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Cancels Seven Executive Orders His Predecessor Issued On Way Out

A spokesman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says many of Quinn’s final actions were “to settle political scores” and not to benefit the public.

01/16/2015

Howard Morgan walks free from the Dixon Correctional Facility. (Credit: CBS)

Three Men Released From Prison After Sentences Commuted By Quinn

Three Chicago-area men whose prison sentences in unrelated cases were commuted by Gov. Pat Quinn in the hours before he left office have been released on parole.

01/14/2015

Tyrone Hood (Family Photo)

Family Of Tyrone Hood Grateful For Commutation

Just minutes before, Governor Rauner took office Monday, Pat Quinn made a number of last minute moves, including freeing a man who’s spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

01/13/2015

Blagojevich Leaves

Rare For Illinois: No Federal Scandal As Governor Leaves Office

For the first time in this millennium, a governor in Illinois has left office not under a cloud of a federal corruption investigation.

01/13/2015

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Quinn Commutes Sentences, Signs Legislation, Names Appointees On Way Out

Democrat Pat Quinn, ousted in November, spent his final weeks slogging through clemency petitions.

01/12/2015

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn Has No Plans To Retire

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the veteran politician, who leaves office next week after not winning re-election.

01/09/2015

Gov. Pat Quinn refused to concede the election Tuesday night, saying he wants all votes counted. (CBS)

Quinn Coy On Plans To Run For Another Public Office

Just more than a week removed from his election defeat, Gov. Pat Quinn was asked about whether he has plans to run for another public office.

11/13/2014

Ironically, when I searched for millennials, this photo of Occupy Wall Street protesters popped up. Unlike some, I bet they actually vote! (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Age 18 To 24 Suck At Voting

By now, the lack of turnout by young voters has come to be expected. But, just for the heck of it, I looked at the numbers, and can prove just how dismal voter turnout is for 18-to 24-year-olds. Prepare to be sad.

11/05/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner, Quinn & the Illinois Governor Race Through the Lens of Twitter

(CBS) – In yesterday’s midterm elections, the state of Illinois voted to determine its next governor: Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn or political rival, Republican Bruce Rauner. Here is how the race unfolded on Twitter. 1. CBS 2 Reporter Susanna […]

11/05/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn concedes to Bruce Rauner on Wednesday. (CBS)

Quinn Concedes To Rauner

Gov. Pat Quinn will concede the governor’s race to Bruce Rauner today, a highly placed source tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

11/05/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn refused to concede the election Tuesday night, saying he wants all votes counted. (CBS)

Illinois Governor’s Race: Quinn’s Holdout Doesn’t Add Up

Gov. Pat Quinn says he won’t go down without a fight and insists that every vote in Illinois be counted.

11/05/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Illinois Governor’s Race: By The Numbers

There are plenty of interesting numbers emerging from last night’s results.

11/05/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Governor’s Race: Rauner Unseats Quinn

In a major win with national implications for Republicans, businessman Bruce Rauner declared victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, in one of the most bitterly fought elections in recent Illinois history.

11/04/2014

Illinois Governor’s Race: Rauner Defeats Quinn

According to expanded exit polls, the race between Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner is a dead heat.

11/04/2014

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Battle Of The Bars: Quinn vs. Rauner Campaign Parties

The polls are closed, the campaigns are over, and now the state waits for the results.

11/04/2014

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Nate Silver Makes Quinn Favorite To Win Over Rauner

For months, the polls have predicted a tight race and political pundits were preparing for a very long night before Illinois would learn who will be its next governor.

11/03/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Candidates For Illinois Governor Focus On Jobs

Democrat Pat Quinn was in Chicago, while Republican Bruce Rauner was in the suburbs on Friday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/31/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Credit For Digital Design Center

The two candidates for governor sparred over a new digital design center in Chicago as Gov. Quinn presided over the ground-breaking for a project on Thursday, which ruce Rauner said was his idea.

10/30/2014

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