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Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Quinn Signs Illinois Boater Safety Regulations

Quinn Signs Illinois Boater Safety Regulations

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved several laws aimed at increasing boater safety on a holiday weekend that many Illinois residents are spending on lakes and rivers. Read »

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Gutierrez to Discipline Staffer for Klan Comments

Rep. Luis Gutierrez plans to discipline a staffer for a comment he made comparing Republicans to the Ku Klux Klan at a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Read »

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Rauner Uses Live Chickens to Illustrate Cost-Cutting Plan

GOP gubernatorial candidate presents ideas to cut government waste. Read »

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:22 PM
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By mary ann ahern

Rauner, Quinn Trade Campaign Jabs

Rauner blasts Quinn on state income tax increase while Democrats criticize Rauner over a photo showing the Republican candidate shaking hands with a man with a Confederate flag on his jacket sleeve. Read »

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM
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By associated press

Judge Halts Illinois' State Pension Overhaul

Judge Halts Illinois' State Pension Overhaul

Judge issues a stay on the law until the court can rule on its constitutionality. Read »

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:48 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

State Lawmakers to Probe Quinn's Embattled Program

Gov. Pat Quinn is facing more scrutiny for his anti-violence program after a legislative panel approved subpoena powers for itself Tuesday to dig into how the program's money was spent before and after... Read »

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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By mary ann ahern

Feds Probe Quinn's Anti-Violence Program

Feds Probe Quinn's Anti-Violence Program

Federal prosecutors have asked for information related to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program which has also been the subject of a scathing state auditor's report and a probe by the Cook... Read »

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 8:30 PM
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By associated press

Quinn Says He Won't Seek Third Term

Quinn Says He Won't Seek Third Term

A spokeswoman for Gov. Pat Quinn is confirming a published report that says the Chicago Democrat won't seek a third full term if he wins a second one in November. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Gov. Quinn Opposes Soldier Field Expansion

Gov. Quinn Opposes Soldier Field Expansion

Dreams of Chicago hosting a Super Bowl are getting bleaker by the day. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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By MaryAnn Ahern

Quinn Hits The Gap to Tout Minimum Wage Increase

While Bruce Rauner surrounded himself with Democrats and independents Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn focused on the issue of raising the minimum wage in Illinois. Read »

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Jesse Jackson Jr.

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Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

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