Governor Pat Quinn


Voter Law Changes in Illinois Will Stay

Rules allowing voters to register and cast ballots on the same day made permanent


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Pere Marquette Slated for Improvements

bike trail rehabilitation and lodge renovations are planned


Get Covered Illinois

Illinois Renews Controversial PR Contract

The $25.6 million contract with St. Louis-based Fleishman-Hillard to promote “Get Covered Illinois” includes tighter controls over who gets paid at the highest rate of $282 per hour.


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Governor Quinn Signs Bill to Fight Puppy Mills

Legislation was proposed by three suburban Chicago third graders.


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Quinn Signs Fair Hiring Law

It requires private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants’ skills then ask about criminal histories.


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Grafton Receives Grant

47 Illinois museums operated by local governments or cities are getting $20 million in capital funds.


Illinois Capitol

Madigan: Budget Vote Helps with Tax Increase

Illinois powerful House speaker says a vote on Democrats’ 2015 budget, will help to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase.


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Medical Marijuana Legal in Ill., But Not Yet Available

Medical marijuana is now legal in the state of Illinois, but it may not be until the end of the year that it’s available to the people.


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Illinois State Officials Announce Homebuyer Assistance

Gov. Pat Quinn announced a program Tuesday that helps new homebuyers get $7,500 to help make a down payment on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.


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Gov. Quinn Offers $45 Million for Disaster Relief

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announcing a $45 million aid package for towns in Illinois still recovering from a tornado last November.



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