State News
3:06 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Quinn supports ban on assault weapons


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is bringing the debate over guns into his reelection campaign.  Quinn says the issue of military-style weapons represents a fundamental difference between his policies and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner.

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State News
2:32 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Illinois lawmakers probe anti-violence program

A legislative hearing convened to probe a troubled anti-violence program run by Governor Pat Quinn is underway in Chicago.  

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4:54 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Quinn could send state police to tackle Chicago violence

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is willing to provide back-up for the Chicago Police Department. More than 50 people were shot in Chicago over the long holiday weekend.  

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State News
6:12 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Chicago Police Superintendent plans to reduce gun violence

After suffering a heart attack earlier this month, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is back at work to push his plan on reducing gun violence.  

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State News
10:44 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Chicago finds new ways to test for HIV

The month of June is Gay Pride month across America.

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State News
8:32 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Movie museum creates disturbance in the force

Some aldermen are raising concerns about building a George Lucas movie museum along Chicago’s Lakefront.  

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5:31 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Petcoke company makes changes after violations

A company that handles thousands of tons of pet coke plans to invest millions of dollars to keep it from becoming airborne. 

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2:58 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Chicago politician found guilty of taking bribes

A Chicago politician was found guilty today of taking a 7-thousand dollar bribe.  Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith took the bribe in exchange for supporting a daycare center’s application for state money.

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4:43 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Governor reduces retirement benefits for Chicago employees

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill that reduces the retirement benefits of some City of Chicago employees. But the governor’s signature comes with some advice for Chicago’s mayor. IPR's  Tony Arnold explains.

Quinn signed the controversial pension bill in private.  But he released a statement saying he was quote - “dismayed by the ill-advised attempt” to have lawmakers impose a tax increase on Chicago residents.

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State News
6:46 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Why does Chicago have more homicides than NYC?

A crime researcher in Chicago says New York city spends a lot more money on city services, and that might be one reason why they have so few homicides compared to Chicago.

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