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A stunt-double for Gov. Pat Quinn mocks the incumbent over income-tax policy. (Jay Levine/CBS)

Rauner Camps Sends ‘Quinnochio’ Character To Mock Quinn

Quinn ducked in the back door of a school, rather than confront Bruce Rauner’s stunt-double, whose nose was growing, Rauner said, for making what was supposed to be a temporary tax hike permanent. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Illinois Speaker Proposes Education Tax On Millionaires

Powerful Democrat Michael Madigan announced the idea just as one of the nation’s most competitive governor races is heating up between Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy private-equity investor, and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.


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 Primary 2014: Wasting No Time, Quinn To Air TV Political Ads On Tuesday Night

In an unusual political maneuver, Gov. Pat Quinn has purchased commercial time to air political ads on all major Chicago stations on Tuesday night.


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

Lawmaker Asks Feds To Examine Quinn Program To Combat Violence

Gov. Pat Quinn continues to be dogged by questions about his $55 million anti-violence program and questions about where and how the money was used. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Gov. Quinn’s Newly Appointed Child-Welfare Director Resigns Amid Theft Scandal

Arthur Bishop was appointed last month to succeed the late Richard Calica at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.


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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Continue Barrage Of Attack Ads

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the attacks and counter-attacks by candidates and their supporters could be one of the most expensive statewide primary campaigns ever.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Quinn Asks Lawmakers To Give Him Extra Month For Latest Budget Address

Quinn’s proposed speech date would be after the March 18 primary election.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Silent On How State Would Pay For Added Preschool

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine shadows Gov. Quinn as he traveled to schools to pitch new education efforts. But how will the state pay for them?


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Rauner Defends Making Call To Overturn Daughter’s Rejection From Elite High School

The GOP nominee for governor disagrees that he paid to play after his daughter was rejected from the desirable Walter Payton College Prep. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, right, talks with CBS 2's Jim Williams. (CBS)

Quinn Anticipates Campaign Jabs In 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, gearing up for what could be a tough general election next year, says he ends 2013 with at least two major accomplishments: state pension reform and same-sex marriage. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


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State Hopes To Move More Non-Violent Offenders From Prison

State officials on Sunday announced $7 million more toward efforts to move non-violent incarcerated offenders into community-based programs.


U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Illinois Backs Obama Healthcare Fix, Asks Insurers To Extend Substandard Plans

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration has announced Illinois will allow the one-year extension of existing health insurance plans proposed by President Barack Obama.


The sun rises over the devastation in Washington, Ill., on Monday.  (Credit: by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Phones Home To Check On Illinois Tornado Damage

Gov. Pat Quinn gave President Obama an update on the damage, relief efforts and emergency response.


DCFS Director Richard Calica  (State of Illinois)

DCFS Director Resigns Following Cancer Diagnosis

Richard Calica has served as director of DCFS since December 2011. Chief of staff Denise Gonzales will step in as Acting Director effective immediately.


Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas (right), with former mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit/File Photo: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Quinn Picks Paul Vallas As 2014 Running Mate

Gov. Quinn on Friday selected former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas as his running mate.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Lawmakers May Take Up Pension Reform, Gun Control In Veto Session

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it’s anyone’s guess if the state’s pension crisis will finally get sorted out when lawmakers meet in Springfield for the fall veto session.


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

Quinn Grants 65 Clemency Requests

Gov. Pat Quinn is granting 65 clemency petitions and denying 124 while working through a backlog of pardon requests.


Photo taken August 19, 2013 shows wheat in a field near Tioga, North Dakota. Many farmers in the state saw decreased production due to a very wet planting season, which kept planted acreage low. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

ADM May Move Global HQ From Decatur To Chicago

A spokeswoman says Gov. Pat Quinn has met with Archer Daniels Midland executives over the agribusiness giant’s decision to move their headquarters from Decatur.


Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Lawmakers Take Quinn To Court Over Pay Freeze

It’s an old saying: A day’s pay for a day’s work.


Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley criticizes Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for what he calls a lack of leadership on reforming the state's pension systems. Daley has formally entered the race for governor against Quinn, and Madigan also is a potential candidate. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Bill Daley Makes Bid For Governor Official

The Democrat’s campaign on Monday unveiled a video online in which Daley says flatly, “There is no exploratory piece in this anymore.”