Governor Pat Quinn

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10:24 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Governor signs new anti-bullying law

All Illinois schools will have to create and implement anti-bullying policies, under a new law signed by the governor Thursday at a Chicago school.  

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State News
10:10 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Decision on new Illinois pension law on hold

It could be December before a judge decides on the legality of Illinois' pension overhaul law for at least another five months.

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State News
4:45 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Subpoenas sent to five former members of anti-violence program

Subpoenas are going out to five former members of Governor Pat Quinn's administration who were involved with his plagued anti-violence program. But two other insiders will not be served.

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State News
6:56 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Gov. Quinn approves minimum wage ballot question

Voters will get to weigh in on whether Illinois should raise its minimum wage for adults to 10 dollars an hour. Governor Pat Quinn approved the ballot question Sunday, and as IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, he wasted no time campaigning on the issue.

The question is just advisory. Lawmakers don’t have to heed the people’s advice, but supporters of the increase say they hope it’ll pressure reluctant legislators to go along.

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State News
1:12 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Vallas criticizes Rauner's cost cutting ideas

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s campaign is continuing to attack his opponent’s money-saving ideas. Republican Bruce Rauner laid out 10 proposals he says will save the state money or enact good government reforms. Those include eliminating the state’s fleet of airplanes and not taking a salary as governor.

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State News
6:53 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Quinn distances himself from supporter linking Republicans to the KKK

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s campaign is distancing itself from a supporter who is linking Republicans to the Ku Klux Klan. IPR'S Alex Keefe reports. 

The Reverend Walter “Slim” Coleman was one of several clergy who endorsed Quinn at an event on the South Side Thursday. Coleman talked up the importance of registering “unlikely voters”, people who feel isolated from the political process.

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State News
6:47 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Sen. Barickman tours former women’s prison

After touring the shuttered Dwight Correctional Center Wednesday, Senator Jason Barickman says portions have the potential to be used again somehow. The Bloomington Republican says the state first needs time to determine possible functions and cost options for the former women’s facility that closed in early 2013.

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State News
6:54 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Governor approves supplemental budget for current year

Governor Pat Quinn has approved a supplemental spending bill for the budget year ending June 30th. The 1.8 billion dollar package, signed Monday, pays down some of the state’s overdue bills.

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Government
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
2:45 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

CPR, AED training mandated in Illinois high schools

High school students across the state will be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators this fall.

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