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Quinn Signs Legislation For Chicago Pension Overhaul

It’s deadline day for Gov. Pat Quinn. He has until midnight to decide how to act on legislation to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems.


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Health Commissioner Says Cigarette Tax Hike Would Save Lives

Chicago’s health commissioner told aldermen Tuesday that a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax hike would be a life-saver, as he made the case for the Emanuel administration’s budget plan.


Gov. Pat Quinn discusses his plan to save $2.7 billion in costs on Medicaid spending, through a variety of program cuts and a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Calls For Tax Hike, Service Cuts To Help Fix Medicaid

Trying to save $2.7 billion on Medicaid costs, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday his job is to tell lawmakers not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Lincolnwood Voters Reject Bond For New School Building

Voters in Lincolnwood resoundingly repudiated their local school board in the election Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–03/21/2012

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District 31 Students Push For Property Tax Hike

Several hundred students, their parents and staff from the two schools in West Northfield District 31 marched and rallied Tuesday, urging voters to approve a tax increase.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

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Quinn Approves 66 Percent Income Tax Increase

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed into law the tax hike passed this week by the General Assembly.


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Public Schools Welcome Tax Increase

School districts across the state are breathing a little easier today after the tax increase passed the state legislature overnight.


Photo Of Illinois 1040, Gov. Pat Quinn (Inset/AP Photo)

Quinn: Election Win Shows Tax Increase Is Right On

The governor wants to raise $3 billion more a year by raising the state income tax by 1 percentage point.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2010