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Pat Quinn

New York Awaits Vote On Same Sex Marriage

Thousands, Including Durbin and Quinn, Expected at Gay Marriage Rally

The Illinois Senate approved the measure last February, but the measure has stalled in the House. About a dozen votes are still needed.


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (Getty/Alex Wong)

Quinn Will Try Again For Gun Legislation in Ill. Veto Session

A bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.


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Regional Chamber President Weighs in on Possible ADM Move

St. Louis Regional Chamber President Joe Reagan says St. Louis makes sense because of the plant sciences hub here as well as the investment ADM already has.


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Illinois Judge To Rule Next Week In Suit Over Lawmakers Pay

Judge Neil Cohen held oral arguments Wednesday. He said he’ll issue his decision by Sept. 26.


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Daley Drops Out of Ill. Gubernatorial Race

William Daley has pulled out of the race, saying that even though he had been around politics all his life, he didn’t realize how big a task being a candidate would be.


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Quinn Halts Funding for Illinois Capitol Renovation

The pricey renovation project at the state Capitol caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.



Quinn Keeps Pushing To Raise Illinois Minimum Wage

The Democrat, who campaigned on the idea in 2010 told congregants Sunday that raising the minimum wage from $8.25 to $10 is a way to provide fair wages.


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Quinn Pitches Ill. Minimum Wage Hike

Governor says it’s time to go from $8.25 to $10 per hour.


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Illinois Lowers Compulsory School Age to Six

Many students already start at age 6, some as early as 5, but this law brings the compulsory age down to 6. Illinois will be one of 27 states with a school age of 6.


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn makes his remarks during the opening at the state fair in DuQuoin, Illinois on August 23, 2013.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Southern Illinois Gets Broadband Boost

Gov. Pat Quinn announces $1.5 million investment in technology.