Governor Pat Quinn http://northernpublicradio.org en All Aboard? Rockford To Chicago Train On Track For Next Year http://northernpublicradio.org/post/all-aboard-rockford-chicago-train-track-next-year <p>Rockford residents can look forward to taking a train into Chicago next year, after three decades without passenger rail service.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:51:52 +0000 Susan Stephens 45852 at http://northernpublicradio.org All Aboard? Rockford To Chicago Train On Track For Next Year Right To Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Law In Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/right-same-sex-marriage-now-law-illinois <p>Governor Pat Quinn took many pens in hand this afternoon and signed the same-sex marriage bill into law. The signing ceremony was held at the University of Illinois - Chicago Forum, on a desk brought up from Springfield. That desk is said to have been used by President Abraham Lincoln to write his first inaugural address.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:17:52 +0000 Susan Stephens 39355 at http://northernpublicradio.org Right To Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Law In Illinois Governor Quinn Picks Former Chicago Schools Chief As Running Mate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/governor-quinn-picks-former-chicago-schools-chief-running-mate <p>Former Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas is Governor Pat Quinn's choice for Lieutenant Governor.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:08:13 +0000 Susan Stephens 38795 at http://northernpublicradio.org Governor Quinn Picks Former Chicago Schools Chief As Running Mate Lawmakers Will Get Paid: Governor Not Happy http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-will-get-paid-governor-not-happy <p>A Cook County Judge ruled today that Illinois lawmakers will continue to receive paychecks while Governor Pat Quinn appeals a related ruling.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:21:47 +0000 Susan Stephens 36802 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lawmakers Will Get Paid: Governor Not Happy Medical Marijuana Legal In Illinois In 2014 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/medical-marijuana-legal-illinois-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois doctors can start prescribing marijuana next year. Governor Pat Quinn signed a medical marijuana bill into law today, making the state the 20<sup>th</sup> in the nation to do so.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:46:22 +0000 Susan Stephens & Tony Arnold 33926 at http://northernpublicradio.org Medical Marijuana Legal In Illinois In 2014 Ten Tasked With Illinois Pension Reform http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ten-tasked-illinois-pension-reform <p>Illinois lawmakers have created a committee to address the state's 97-billion-dollar pension problem. The House and Senate agreed to form a bipartisan conference committee to tackle the nation’s largest state pension shortfall.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:57:12 +0000 Susan Stephens 31757 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ten Tasked With Illinois Pension Reform Fracking Standards Now Law In Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/fracking-standards-now-law-illinois <p>Governor Pat Quinn says he has signed into law the nation's toughest regulations on "fracking" – while unlocking the potential for thousands of jobs.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:26:35 +0000 Susan Stephens & Amanda Vinicky 31638 at http://northernpublicradio.org Fracking Standards Now Law In Illinois Quinn Submits Request For FEMA Declaration http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-submits-request-fema-declaration <p></p><p>Governor Pat Quinn has formally asked President Obama to declare 11 Illinois counties major disaster areas. According to an announcement from Quinn's office,&nbsp; the move is in response to the storms and heavy rainfall that moved through Illinois in mid-April. Thu, 09 May 2013 16:54:04 +0000 Mike Moen 29606 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Submits Request For FEMA Declaration State Of The State 2013 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-state-2013 <p></p><p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn gave his State of the State address this week. He repeatedly hammered a theme of political courage during his speech to the General Assembly.</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:35:20 +0000 Guy Stephens & Susan Stephens 25134 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Of The State 2013 Business Rolling At Rochelle Railcar Maker http://northernpublicradio.org/post/business-rolling-rochelle-railcar-maker <p></p><p>It’s official. A railcar maker in Rochelle will build 130 high speed rail cars for the Midwest and California.&nbsp; Governor Pat Quinn and U-S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the $352-million contract Monday at Nippon Sharyo’s factory in Rochelle. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:07:35 +0000 Guy Stephens & Susan Stephens 21606 at http://northernpublicradio.org Business Rolling At Rochelle Railcar Maker