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Politics
5:50 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Can a governor really create jobs?

Governor Pat Quinn can’t say enough about “jobs” and how his policies are creating more of them. His Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, argues Quinn is Illinois’ greatest obstacle to job creation … and says HIS policies would heal the state’s ailing economy. But can a governor really create jobs? IPR’s Brian Mackey set out to answer that question in the latest Illinois Issues magazine. He brings us this report.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Quinn faces new subpoenas in mismanaged Chicago program

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is dealing with a second round of federal subpoenas tied to the mismanaged Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.  IPR's Patrick Smith has more. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:40 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Quinn Campaigns For Raising Minimum Wage While On Low-Wage Challenge

Governor Pat Quinn traveled the state Wednesday, stopping in local diners to make the case for raising the minimum wage in Illinois. That included a stop at the Peoria McDonald's on Main Street. Quinn is halfway through a week on the "minimum wage challenge."

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Politics
4:45 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Rauner attacks Quinn on veteran stance

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is going after Democratic Governor Pat Quinn's record on veterans.

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Politics
9:04 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Quinn, Rauner spar on 'patriotism'

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is questioning the patriotism of his Republican opponent in this November’s election.  But Bruce Rauner’s campaign calls that criticism shameful. IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Rauner: I followed law on taxes

Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for Illinois governor, says he followed the letter of the law when filing his taxes. But he won't say whether it was fair. 

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Politics
2:34 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Rauner accused of pay-to-play politics

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being accused of participating in pay-to-play politics.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Quinn, Rauner make their case with business leaders

The two men dueling to be Illinois' next governor tried Wednesday to win over business leaders with their plans for the state's finances. They both made appearances before a joint meeting of Illinois' retailers and manufacturers, in Springfield.  

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Government
4:34 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Quinn touts housing program during Peoria stop

Governor Pat Quinn toured the state Monday to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers.  That included a stop in Peoria, where he urged people to take advantage of "Welcome Home Illinois." The program offers homebuyers $7,500 for a down payment and interest rates as low as 3.75 percent.  

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Politics
6:02 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Quinn, Rauner square-off face to face

Credit WBEZ / Chicago Public Radio

Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner shared the same stage Friday.

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