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Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn
A collection of news and information related to Illinois governor Pat Quinn published by this site and its partners.
A collection of news and information related to Illinois governor Pat Quinn published by this site and its partners. « Show less

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  • Don't judge 'ban the box' bill too quickly

    Don't judge 'ban the box' bill too quickly
    The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here is one of two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to...
  • Emanuel defends 911 tax hike plan

    Emanuel defends 911 tax hike plan
    As Mayor Rahm Emanuel waits for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a measure that would partially fix the finances of city worker pension funds, the mayor isn’t saying whether a 911 fee increase on phone bills would allow him to avoid a property tax...
  • Two ministers backing Quinn got money from troubled state program

    Two ministers backing Quinn got money from troubled state program
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn received a robust re-election endorsement this week from dozens of Chicago area ministers, including at least two whose religious organizations got money from a much-criticized state anti-violence grant program. Apostle Carl...
  • Illinois bill would let psychologists prescribe

     Illinois bill would let psychologists prescribe
    After a contentious, 12-year battle, Illinois may become the third state to allow specially trained psychologists to prescribe certain medications commonly used to treat mental illness. The new legislation would require that psychologists undergo...
  • Lagunitas opens Chicago taproom

    Lagunitas opens Chicago taproom
    Entering the Lagunitas taproom, which opens to the public June 25, is a long and winding road. After pushing through a pair of red double doors, patrons walk down a long, dim corridor of concrete and cinder block, past windows looking upon the working...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • Cupcake crusade pays off for Downstate 12-year-old

    Cupcake crusade pays off for Downstate 12-year-old
    Twelve-year-old Chloe Stirling's cupcake crusade will taste sweet success today when Gov. Pat Quinn signs a bill in her Downstate kitchen to spare home bakers from some government health and business regulations. Chloe started "Hey Cupcake!" in her...
  • Expansion of end-of-life care order awaits governor's signature

    Expansion of end-of-life care order awaits governor's signature
    When it comes to where people in the U.S. die, there has for years been a gap between what people want and what usually happens. Most Americans would rather die at home. But only one third actually do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Quinn to sign 'poker run' law to allow rallies to give more proceeds to charity

    Quinn to sign 'poker run' law to allow rallies to give more proceeds to charity
    Charitable "poker run" motorcycle rallies will be able to keep more of their proceeds under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign today at a Downstate Harley-Davidson dealership. In poker runs, riders typically pay an entry fee, then ride to a series...
  • Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit

    Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit
    The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...
  • New law bans police use of ticket quotas

    New law bans police use of ticket quotas
    Legislation signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn bans Illinois police departments from assigning ticket quotas and evaluating officers based on how many citations they issue. Quinn, a Democrat, said the new law will allow police to use their judgment in...
  • Quinn signs Medicaid expansion bill

    Quinn signs Medicaid expansion bill
    Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a Medicaid expansion bill that will tap $2.4 billion in federal funds over the next several years to provide more health care coverage for the poor. The money includes approximately $400 million to enroll new...