Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

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3:54 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Rauner to appoint Munger as state comptoller

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has announced his choice for Illinois' next comptroller.

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State News
5:28 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Raising juror pay, reducing juries gets mixed reviews

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A new law increasing juror stipends and reducing jury sizes in civil cases is drawing mixed reviews from criminal justice experts. 

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State News
5:55 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Quinn responds to air traffic control fire

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says state police are helping investigate what happened at an air traffic control center in Chicago’s western suburbs today. Authorities say a fire at the facility was deliberately set by a contract employee.

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State News
8:57 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Latest Poll Numbers on Gov's Race

  A new poll shows Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is gaining ground

on his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.  

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State News
7:08 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Quinn using NFL domestic violence scandal as campaign issue

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the National Football League has been putting profits ahead of doing what’s right on domestic violence. And his campaign is trying to make it an issue in his bid for re-election. IPR's Patrick Smith has more.

The NFL and its commissioner are under fire for mishandling the situation around player Ray Rice who was caught on video assaulting his then-fiancee. Quinn addressed the issue Wednesday outside a Women’s Empowerment Event at the McCormick Center in Chicago:

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State News
6:46 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

The term limits ballot question still questionable

The term limits initiative remains caught up in legal proceedings with just days left to get it on the November Ballot. An appellate court has yet to issue an opinion.

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State News
6:43 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Chris Christie campaiging for Rauner

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in Chicago Friday to campaign for his fellow Republican Bruce Rauner. Rauner is running for Illinois governor against Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn.

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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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