Rauner Says 'Don't Give Up' on Day Senate Tests Budget Plan``It's heartening to see the Senate coming together on a bipartisan basis to acknowledge these changes are needed,'' Rauner said, then, going off script, ``Please don't give up. Please keep working. The people of Illinois need you to succeed.''
2014 Illinois Governor's Race Candidates Blast Quinn SpeechSeveral Republicans considering runs for the 2014 governor's race have criticized Gov. Pat Quinn's State of the State address for a lack of specifics and little attention to Illinois' strained finances.
Quinn Calls for Ethic Reform, Assault Weapons Ban in State of State AddressQuinn made only scattered references to the state's most pressing problem a stifling public-employee pension deficit.