Governor Pat Quinn

Republicans are in control of the governor's mansion in Illinois for the first time since 2003. But Democrat Pat Quinn isn't prepared to throw in the towel just yet. 

Center for Public Intergrity

Illinois ranks fourth in the nation for total TV ad spending this election. The state trails only Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida. The findings come from the Center for Public Integrity.  The largest spending comes for the governor's race between Republican Bruce Rauner and incumbent Pat Quinn. 

The analysis found candidates for Illinois offices spent $26.4 million to air 34,600 ads between early last year and this month.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Rockford residents can look forward to taking a train into Chicago next year, after three decades without passenger rail service. 

@GovernorQuinn, Twitter

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. 

Center on Innovation and Improvement / centerii.org

Former Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas is Governor Pat Quinn's choice for Lieutenant Governor. 

A Cook County Judge ruled today that Illinois lawmakers will continue to receive paychecks while Governor Pat Quinn appeals a related ruling. 

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  Illinois doctors can start prescribing marijuana next year. Governor Pat Quinn signed a medical marijuana bill into law today, making the state the 20th in the nation to do so.

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. 

Fracking Standards Now Law In Illinois

Jun 17, 2013
epa.gov

Governor Pat Quinn says he has signed into law the nation's toughest regulations on "fracking" – while unlocking the potential for thousands of jobs. 

Quinn Submits Request For FEMA Declaration

May 9, 2013
WNIJ

Governor Pat Quinn has formally asked President Obama to declare 11 Illinois counties major disaster areas. According to an announcement from Quinn's office,  the move is in response to the storms and heavy rainfall that moved through Illinois in mid-April.

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