Pat Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org en Daley wants to get rid of Regional Transportation Authority http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/daley-wants-get-rid-regional-transportation-authority <div>Bill Daley says he wants to eliminate the agency that oversees all other transit agencies around Chicago.</div><div> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:01:23 +0000 Tony Arnold 9420 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Daley wants to get rid of Regional Transportation Authority Bill Brady announces another bid for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bill-brady-announces-another-bid-governor <div>Illinois State Senator Bill Brady is hoping his third campaign for governor is a charm. The Bloomington Republican announced Wednesday he’s running for the executive branch again. IPR’S Tony Arnold reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill Brady lost to incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn in 2010 by about 32,000 votes. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four years earlier, he didn’t make it out of the Republican primary. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brady says now, he’s learned where he needs to do better.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:04:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 7957 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bill Brady announces another bid for governor More announcements expected in the race for Illinois Gov. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/more-announcements-expected-race-illinois-gov <p></p><div>Last week, Congressman Aaron Schock announced that he will seek re-election rather than run for Governor. Expect more announcements in coming months. But first, incumbent officials have to make their decisions. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plenty of posturing and fundraising has gone on as candidates interested in being the states' chief executive look ahead to the 2014 elections. But it's like dominos. A lot of politicians' decisions are based on someone else's.</span></div><div> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:25:30 +0000 Denise Molina 4755 at http://peoriapublicradio.org More announcements expected in the race for Illinois Gov. Attorney General staying mum on whether she'll run for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/attorney-general-staying-mum-whether-shell-run-governor <p></p><div>Attorney General Lisa Madigan is maintaining her silence about whether she'll run for governor of Illinois next year. Governor Pat Quinn plans to run for re-election, though last week a New York Times story reported he's the second-least popular governor in the country. Madigan refused to comment on Quinn in an exchange with reporters.</div><div> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:03:44 +0000 Denise Molina 4060 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Attorney General staying mum on whether she'll run for governor Gov. Quinn heads to Mexico to improve trade http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-heads-mexico-improve-trade <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat Quinn is on his way to Mexico Wednesday. Quinn says the focus of his trip is on improving trade between Mexico and Illinois.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:14:44 +0000 3407 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Online gambling measure considered http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/online-gambling-measure-considered <p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:04:59 +0000 Tanya Koonce 2997 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn vetoes gambling bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-vetoes-gambling-bill <p>Legislation to expand gambling the General Assembly approved nearly two years ago is finally dead. As IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports, Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a measure that would have given Illinois five new casinos.</p><p>When Governor Quinn gives his annual budget address later this week, he's expected to highlight Illinois' plethora financial problems. Which is what frustrates supporters of gambling expansion, who say more casinos would be like hitting the jackpot.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:57:41 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1912 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn vetoes gambling bill