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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

Top Pat Quinn Articles

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  • Quinn should make up his mind

    On one hand, Gov. Pat Quinn says the state needs every dollar it can get and cannot afford to discontinue the income tax increase. On the other hand, to soften the blow, he proposes a $500 income tax refund for property owners. Make up your mind,...
  • Quinncome tax bears down on sleeping taxpayers

     Quinncome tax bears down on sleeping taxpayers
    The Democratic bosses who run things with a perpetual smirk on their faces, and their hapless frontman Gov. Patrick Quinn, just slapped hardworking taxpayers in the mouth. Of course they waited until after the March primary. Boss Madigan, the speaker of...
  • Quinn spoke too soon

    Governor Pat Quinn should have waited just a few more days to deliver his budget address. April 1st would have been the perfect day. After all, the joke's on us. — Stephanie Funfsinn, Chicago  
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 28

    This vast Earth The weeks-long search for the Malaysian airliner taught many and reminded others how vast this planet is. With their talk about the limitless universe, science programs gave the impression that every nook and cranny of "tiny" Earth...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 27

    Putin's crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin's behavior in recent times resembles nothing so much as a typical male mid-life crisis. Let's hope the entire world does not have to pay in blood and treasure as he acts out his fears of lost power and...
  • Longtime Chicago gay rights activist dies

     Longtime Chicago gay rights activist dies
    Vernita Gray was battling terminal cancer when she agreed to be part of a lawsuit last year that led to same-sex couples being able to marry earlier than Illinois' new law permitted. The effort was just one more testament to Gray's life work as a...
  • Emanuel: Small businesses should get break from a plastic bag ban

    Emanuel: Small businesses should get break from a plastic bag ban
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he backs some form of a ban on plastic bags but indicated the devil will be in the details. “I support the ordinance in general, but the details do matter here,” Emanuel said, responding to a proposal supported...
  • Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll

    Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll
    The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
  • Soldier Field expansion idea brings back bad memories

    Soldier Field expansion idea brings back bad memories
    My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking-meter kiosks. My pulse can accelerate when I see hundreds of yards of gratuitous wrought-iron...
  • 2nd former Chicago State employee files whistleblower lawsuit

    2nd former Chicago State employee files whistleblower lawsuit
    A second former employee of Chicago State University has filed a lawsuit against the public institution claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting alleged misconduct by the school’s president. The whistleblower lawsuit brought by Glenn...
  • Advice for Gov. Quinn, rival Rauner

    Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: Unlike many others, I don't get the vapors when people — nearly always well-off people — start...
  • Another Democrat for Rauner

    Abner Mikva makes a decent case today for re-electing Gov. Pat Quinn while taking umbrage with a fellow Democrat, Newton Minow, for the latter’s support of Bruce Rauner for governor.  I, too, am a Democrat and like Mr. Minow, will probably vote...