Gov. Pat Quinn made his first post-concession appearance Tuesday. He attended a Veteran's Day ceremony in Chicago.
Quinn has long affiliated himself with veterans' causes and says Illinois should be the most-veteran friendly state. He says the state endeavored to do that with a variety of programs, like the Warrior Assistance Program, which is focused on caring for veterans with PTSD.
Gov. Pat Quinn ordered the Illinois Board of Education chairman to help both sides reach an agreement Wednesday in a four-week school district strike in Waukegan. That's after the board abruptly adjourned a public meeting with members and parents shouting and booing.
Both parties say they reached a tentative contract agreement. Officials say schools plan to reopen Monday.
About 17,000 students have been out of school since the strike began on Oct. 2.
Polls are coming in at a rapid pace, from polling companies like Rasmussen Reports, newspapers like the Chicago Tribune, and interest groups like the state Chamber of Commerce. They vary in the number of likely voters contacted, the wording of the questions these people were asked, and, of course, their responses.
But they all agree: the race for Illinois governor is going to be close. Really close.
Republican Bruce Rauner is out-raising and out-spending Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in their race for Illinois governor.
Quarterly campaign finance reports were due Wednesday.
In the last such report before the election, Rauner says he raised and spent more than 20 million dollars between July 1st and the end of last month. Quinn raised about 8 million dollars and spent more than 15 million.
The majority of Quinn’s money came from unions and other political committees. Rauner’s biggest contributor was himself.
Both major party candidates for governor say Illinois should put more money into education. But neither is ready to embrace a controversial plan that would change how state money is distributed to schools.
A proposal passed by the state senate is meant to even out how much money schools have to operate. Schools where poverty is high and property values are low would get more state funding by cutting money for wealthier districts.
Supporters say the change is fair. Gov. Pat Quinn isn't on board.