Quinn http://northernpublicradio.org en GOP: Continue State Probe Of Anti-Violence Program http://northernpublicradio.org/post/gop-continue-state-probe-anti-violence-program <p>Illinois Republicans say they want to continue a legislative investigation into a mismanaged anti-violence program.</p><p>That goes against the wishes of the federal government.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Justice asked Illinois state lawmakers to postpone their hearings on the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.</p><p>Governor Pat Quinn’s advisors who ran the anti-violence program have been subpoenaed by a legislative committee looking into why it was so poorly managed.</p><p>Federal prosecutors have also issued subpoenas related to the program.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:48:09 +0000 Tony Arnold 50478 at http://northernpublicradio.org GOP: Continue State Probe Of Anti-Violence Program Tentative Deal Reached For AFSCME http://northernpublicradio.org/post/tentative-deal-reached-afscme <p class="yiv1479929124MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1362131872622_4514"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1362131872622_4515" style="font-size:10.0pt;">After 15 months of negotiating, Illinois' largest government-employee union has reached a tentative contract deal with the administration of Governor Pat Quinn.</span></p><p></p><p class="yiv1479929124MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1362131872622_4514"> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:52:13 +0000 WNIJ 26220 at http://northernpublicradio.org Tentative Deal Reached For AFSCME Quinn to Deliver "State of the State" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-deliver-state-state <p><strong><em>WNIJ will carry the Governor's address today at noon</em></strong></p><p>It is an opportunity for the Chicago Democrat to boast of his accomplishments and set the stage for his budget address in the coming weeks. Senator Mike Jacobs, a Democrat from East Moline, says he believes Quinn has done a good job despite difficult circumstances.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:29:32 +0000 WNIJ 25082 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn to Deliver "State of the State" Former Lawmakers Confirmed for New State Jobs http://northernpublicradio.org/post/former-lawmakers-confirmed-new-state-jobs <p class="yiv1484212468MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt;">The Illinois Senate on Wednesday confirmed two former state representatives who have been accused of being rewarded with state jobs for flip-flopping on issues. Both men campaigned against a tax hike ... only to vote in favor of it after losing election.</span> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:39:37 +0000 WNIJ 22018 at http://northernpublicradio.org Former Lawmakers Confirmed for New State Jobs Advocates Fight to Keep Developmental Center Open http://northernpublicradio.org/post/advocates-fight-keep-developmental-center-open <p class="yiv415475882MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1350550528803_295"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1350550528803_293" style="font-size:10.0pt;">A state board that authorizes the closure of medical facilities has been urged to reject Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close Jacksonville Developmental Center. Quinn says smaller, community-based homes are better for the institution's developmentally disabled residents. But some parents say those group homes are not up to the job -- and there aren't enough of them in the area to accommodate all the patients at Jacksonville.</span> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:51:00 +0000 WNIJ 20008 at http://northernpublicradio.org Advocates Fight to Keep Developmental Center Open Quinn Yet to Unveil Grassroots Pension Plan http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-yet-unveil-grassroots-pension-plan <p>Governor Pat Quinn initially said a campaign dealing with public employee pensions would begin in August. Illinois owes $83 billion more in pensions than there is money available.&nbsp; That debt has prompted widespread calls for cuts to state employees' and teachers' benefits. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:21:52 +0000 WNIJ 19832 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Yet to Unveil Grassroots Pension Plan Quinn: Former Governor should serve out sentence http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-former-governor-should-serve-out-sentence <p>Governor Pat Quinn says imprisoned former Governor George Ryan should serve out the rest of his prison sentence. A federal court has denied an appeal filed by Ryan. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:50:19 +0000 IPR 16230 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn: Former Governor should serve out sentence Quinn calls for pension reform, warns of consequences http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-calls-pension-reform-warns-consequences <p>Governor Pat Quinn says without a retirement system overhaul, Illinois will spend more on pensions than education in the next five years. Quinn&#39;s office says under current projections, required state pension contributions will rise to over $6 billion&nbsp;in the next few years if no reform is enacted. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:48:15 +0000 WNIJ 16165 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn asks for more federal help for drought-stricken counties http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-asks-more-federal-help-drought-stricken-counties <p>Governor Pat Quinn has asked for federal disaster designations for virtually all Illinois counties. His request comes amid one of the state&#39;s worst droughts on record. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:53:19 +0000 Mike Moen & Associated Press 15380 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn asks for more federal help for drought-stricken counties Quinn lays out drought-relief plan for farmers http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-lays-out-drought-relief-plan-farmers <p class="yiv1020569919MsoNormal" style=""><span id="yui_3_2_0_11_1342526143232549" style="color:black;">More than two dozen Illinois counties have received disaster designations because of the ongoing drought.</span><br /> <span id="yui_3_2_0_11_1342526143232547" style="color:black;">And the state&rsquo;s stepping in to help deal with the loss of crops.</span> <span style="color:black;">Governor Pat Quinn toured a farm in Jefferson County in Southern Illinois on Monday.&nbsp; </span><span style="color:black;">It&rsquo; been hit hard by a lack of rain. </span></p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:08:34 +0000 IPR 15058 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn lays out drought-relief plan for farmers