Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org en Quinn touts housing program during Peoria stop http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-touts-housing-program-during-peoria-stop <div>Governor Pat Quinn toured the state Monday to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers. &nbsp;That included a stop in Peoria, where he urged people to take advantage of "Welcome Home Illinois." The program offers homebuyers $7,500 for a down payment and interest rates as low as 3.75 percent. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21770 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn touts housing program during Peoria stop Quinn, Rauner square-off face to face http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-rauner-square-face-face <div>Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner shared the same stage Friday.</div><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:02:22 +0000 Linda Lutton 21671 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn, Rauner square-off face to face Central Illinois bridges, roads slated for new state funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-illinois-bridges-roads-slated-new-state-funding <div>Illinois will invest another $8.6 billion into roads, bridges and other projects. It's the latest installment of a major infrastructure plan lawmakers passed in 2010. Now, Governor Pat Quinn is calling for a new one. But he’s not saying where the money should come from.</div><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:58:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21550 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Central Illinois bridges, roads slated for new state funding ICC gets $2.6 million towards Sustainability Center project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/icc-gets-26-million-towards-sustainability-center-project <div>The state is giving Illinois Central College more than two-and-a-half-million-dollars to build a new Sustainability Center at its East Peoria campus. The funding is part of the state’s ‘Illinois Jobs Now’ program. The new 24,000 square-foot facility will include space for renewable energy, architecture and H-VAC programs. Illinois Central College President John Erwin says area residents can also benefit from the new facility:</div><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:36:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21484 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ICC gets $2.6 million towards Sustainability Center project Emanuel touts changes to state pension bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/emanuel-touts-changes-state-pension-bill <div>Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting some changes to a state bill that would prop up some of the city’s troubled pensions. &nbsp;But the changes may be more political than practical.</div><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:58:05 +0000 Alex Keefe 21434 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Emanuel touts changes to state pension bill New report looks at IL income tax increase http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-report-looks-il-income-tax-increase <p>Opponents of Governor Pat Quinn's proposed income tax increase say it will chase jobs out of Illinois. A new report that challenges that assumption. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:22:58 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New report looks at IL income tax increase Quinn: keep income tax rate, give property tax breaks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-keep-income-tax-rate-give-property-tax-breaks <div>Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday gave his annual budget speech. He is trying to sell a plan that keeps in place Illinois’ 5-percent income tax rate, but which will give homeowners a $500 annual break in property taxes:</div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:24:36 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Associated Press 20838 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn: keep income tax rate, give property tax breaks Quinn promotes min. wage in Chicago http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-promotes-min-wage-chicago <div>As legislators who'll have to vote on a minimum wage increase began debating the issue in Springfield, Governor Pat Quinn was in Chicago promoting it.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:57:05 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 20571 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn promotes min. wage in Chicago IL governor race gets negative http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-governor-race-gets-negative <div>Each major party candidate for Illinois governor has wasted no time before going negative against his opponent.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:53:40 +0000 Tony Arnold 20570 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL governor race gets negative Quinn can’t put off budget speech any longer http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-can-t-put-budget-speech-any-longer <div>Governor Pat Quinn put off Tio Hardiman in Tuesday’s primary, but he can’t put off his budget address any longer. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:02:19 +0000 Patrick Smith 20499 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn can’t put off budget speech any longer