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State Of The State Address

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

Gov. Quinn Says He’s Worked To ‘Rebuild Illinois’

Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.

01/29/2014

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

Quinn’s State Of The State Address To Focus On Opportunity, Education

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will give his State of the State address and this year it has a dual purpose, serving as the kick-off for the Governor’s re-election campaign.

01/28/2014

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Governor Seeking Mandatory School Shooting Drills

Gov. Pat Quinn has called for all of the state’s schools to hold annual drills to help students prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Calls For Higher Minimum Wage, Assault Weapons Ban, Pension Reform

Governor Pat Quinn has told Illinois lawmakers the state is at a critical juncture, and he’s outlined an ambitious legislative wish list.

02/06/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Focuses On Jobs In State Of The State Address

Tax credits for companies that hire veterans and investment in early childhood education were among the visions Gov. Pat Quinn laid out in his State of the State Address Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Small Business Owners Seek ‘Big, Bold Changes’ From State

A lobbying group for Illinois’ small business owners says it’s time for major reforms from state government to improve the state’s deteriorating business climate.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Laurence Msall

Civic Federation: State Could End Up With $35M In Unpaid Bills

Ahead of Gov. Pat Quinn’s state of the state address this Wednesday and his budget address next month, a tax watchdog group is sounding the alarm about Illinois’ looming financial disaster.

WBBM Newsradio–01/30/2012