Governor Pat Quinn

State News
4:34 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Amtrak to consider expanded service

Amtrak will begin looking into expanded service on one of its main Illinois routes, at the behest of Governor Pat Quinn and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.  

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State News
3:45 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Broadband network at Illinois State University complete

Governor Pat Quinn is hailing the completion of a regional broadband network anchored at Illinois State University as a major technological and economic step forward.

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State News
7:12 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Republican Bruce Rauner and education policy

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor says he’ll soon be talking more about his top priority - education. Bruce Rauner has been involved in education for years, giving lots of money to schools and programs he believes in. But expanding his vision in Illinois’ political climate is another matter altogether. Illinois Public Radio's Tony Arnold explains. 

Bruce Rauner, the Republican venture capitalist, has made a name for himself in education - literally. Rauner College Prep is a charter school on Chicago’s near west side. He’s been recognized by education groups for his philanthropic work…

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State News
4:02 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Voters to have a say on proposed "millionaires tax"

This November, Illinois voters will be asked whether millionaires ought to pay more in taxes.The plan is being sold as a way to raise money for education. But opponents see more political motives.

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State News
6:58 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Quinn orders state EPA to bar PCB’s from Clinton Landfill

Governor Pat Quinn is ordering the state Environmental Protection Agency to block the disposal of toxic PCB waste at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County

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State News
12:13 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Attorney: effort to block PCB’s brought on by politics

The site of a former auto shredder operated by Midwest Metallics in Summit, Illinois
Credit Attorney Jeffrey Jeep

An attorney for the Chicago suburb hoping to place PCB's at the Clinton Landfill says efforts to stop them are based on "fear mongering.”  Summit is the site of a former auto shredder.

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State News
5:25 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Hundreds of unaccompanied children placed in Illinois

The U-S Department of Health and Human Services says 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S.-Mexico border were placed with Illinois sponsors as of about two weeks ago.   But Republican U-S Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois says hundreds more were at shelters.  

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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
7:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

State Senator says Quinn has the information to block plan for PCB’s

State Senator Chapin Rose says Governor Pat Quinn should already have the required information to block a plan to store PCB’s at the Clinton Landfill. The Republican from Mahomet is referring to Tuesday’s letter from the Illinois EPA to the DeWitt County Board.  

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State News
3:55 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Governor drops GED from Illinois law

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation that will remove all references to the GED from Illinois law. It’s part of a much broader change in the education program for people who didn’t finish high school.

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