Governor Pat Quinn

State News
6:24 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Chicago could toughen ban on assault weapons

Chicago’s City Council could toughen its ban on so-called assault weapons this week.

Read more
State News
12:03 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Quinn eliminates salaries for lawmakers

Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday used his veto power to eliminate salaries for Illinois legislators. As IPR’S Brian Mackey reports, Quinn says until lawmakers fix the state's pension problem, they shouldn't get paid.

On Illinois' $100-billion unfunded pension liability, Quinn has been setting deadlines for more than a year. Until now, there haven't been any direct consequences for lawmakers when they've blown each of those deadlines. Quinn changed that in a big way.

Read more
State News
6:23 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Lawmakers adjourn without acting on pension overhaul

Illinois legislators gathered all day Tuesday to deal with a new gun law then promptly adjourned without taking action on the state's pensions. As IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports that sets the stage for another showdown between the governor and the General Assembly.

Yesterday was the deadline Gov. Pat Quinn had given legislators for getting a pension overhaul to his desk.

Read more
State News
7:42 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Deadlines and the Governor

Tuesday is the latest deadline Governor Pat Quinn has set for overhauling Illinois' pension systems. It's part of what's become an ongoing pattern: Quinn sets a deadline, the General Assembly fails to meet it, Quinn sets another deadline, et cetera. 

Read more
State News
7:23 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Lawmakers to vote on changes made to concealed carry bill

Illinois lawmakers are due back in Springfield this week. They’re expected to vote on changes the governor made to a concealed carry bill. Governor Pat Quinn says lawmakers caved to the National Rifle Association while negotiating the bill.

Read more
State News
6:55 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Paperwork filed to override Governor's veto of concealed carry legislation

With a week to go before a deadline requiring Illinois allow people to carry guns in public, Governor Pat Quinn Tuesday vetoed the legislation that would have authorized concealed carry.  The governor claims he's concerned about public safety, but he's already under fire by critics who say it's a political stunt. As Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports, the measure's sponsor has already filed paperwork to override Quinn's changes.

Read more
Peoria Public Radio News
4:22 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Area counties getting money for bridge projects

Fulton, Marshall, Mason and Peoria Counties are getting more than $580,000 dollars for bridge projects.

Read more
State News
7:17 am
Mon June 24, 2013

More than two weeks left for state to enact concealed carry legislation

Two weeks and one day remain until a federal court deadline for Illinois to enact a law allowing people to carry guns in public. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more.

Lawmakers approved concealed-carry legislation on the last day of their regular session in May, but Gov. Pat Quinn has refused to say what he plans to do with it. Asked about it last week, after his special session on pensions, Quinn was typically non-committal.

Read more
State News
6:24 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Will special committee succeed in solving state's pension problem?

The Illinois General Assembly's one-day special session on pensions came and went Wednesday. Governor Pat Quinn had initially demanded lawmakers send him legislation to overhaul the state's underfunded pension systems, but in the end he settled for a special committee. 

Read more
State News
2:17 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Bill Daley attacks rivals on pension reform

Bill Daley is attacking his Democratic rivals ahead of next year’s race for Illinois governor. His main beef with them - how they’ve handled proposed reforms to the state’s retirement systems. IPR’S Tony Arnold reports.

Daley says incumbent Governor Pat Quinn hasn’t been a good leader on what many call the top issue facing Illinois, cutting the state’s 100 billion dollar pension debt.

Read more

Pages