Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

State News
5:05 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Rauner and Quinn disagree on minimum wage

 

The candidates for Illinois governor are again bickering over the state’s minimum wage. A referendum will ask voters this Fall whether the minimum wage should go up to 10 dollars an hour.

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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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State News
7:08 am
Mon June 9, 2014

After some juvenile arrests, a fresh start

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A new law will automatically clear certain arrest records for juveniles when they turn 18. It’s meant to keep arrests that did not result in criminal charges from following kids into adulthood. IPR's Brian Mackey has more.

The law applies only to arrests for lesser crimes, mostly non-violent. Sex offenses and top felonies will stay on the books, as will any arrest that resulted in formal criminal charges.

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State News
7:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Gov. to act on legislation cutting retirement benefits for Chicago employees

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to take action Monday on a bill that cuts the retirement benefits of thousands of City of Chicago employees, and could lead to higher property taxes.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:16 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Quinn rallies for more collegiate MAP money in his budget

BU President Joanne Glasser speaks during Govern Pat Quinn's campus visit.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is traveling the state touting his budget proposal to double collegiate MAP Grant funding over five years. Quinn’s stops Wednesday included Bradley University in Peoria and Western Illinois University in Macomb.

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State News
9:45 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

State Budget Address delayed amid expected cuts

Illinois lawmakers Wednesday gave Governor Pat Quinn an extra month to figure out the state budget. He hastily signed the delay into law.

Republicans charge Quinn is playing politics. But as Brian Mackey reports, the looming cuts are something hardly anyone seems eager to talk about.

 

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State News
4:39 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Illinois pension reform is law

A major overhaul of Illinois' pensions is now law. Governor Pat Quinn held a private bill-signing ceremony Thursday in Chicago. A court challenge seeking to stop it from taking effect is certain. 

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State News
6:44 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Quinn continues fight to block lawmakers' pay

A judge says Governor Pat Quinn went too far this summer when he blocked paychecks for Illinois lawmakers. Members of the General Assembly have missed two paydays so far, and it's not clear when they'll get their money.

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