Pat Quinn

8:29 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Quinn Visits Marseilles After Evacuations

Credit Guy Stephens / WNIJ
  • Governor declares disaster area
  • Links to weather and flood information
  • Marseilles Elementary School closed

Governor Pat Quinn toured areas along the Illinois River in Marseilles. His visit also included stops in Ottawa and North Utica. He declared 44 counties disaster areas.

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5:23 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Quinn Signs Comm. College Tuition Bill

Rock Valley College

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a measure that affects tuition rates at Illinois community colleges. The move is being praised by officials at Rock Valley College.

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Prison Closings
3:38 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Judge Extends Order To Keep Two Illinois Prisons Open

Susan Stephens WNIJ

An Illinois judge is citing "safety concerns" in his order keeping Governor Pat Quinn from moving forward with plans to close two Illinois prisons.

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6:41 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Quinn Supports Effort To Boost Illinois' Minimum Wage


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to raise the state’s minimum wage. His support comes as new census figures show more Illinois residents are living in poverty.

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7:59 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Quinn Wants Illinois Government To Share More Data

Illinois will step up the government data it puts online under an executive order issued by Governor Pat Quinn. The move comes even as Quinn is keeping information generated by his office under wraps.

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10:56 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Durbin Not Ready To Endorse Quinn

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator is holding off backing Governor Pat Quinn for reelection. Dick Durbin says he’ll wait to make sure Quinn’s actually planning to run in 2014.

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6:14 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Governor Quinn Vetoes Plastic Bags Bill

Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill that would have required a plastic bag recycling program in Illinois. Quinn says the measure would have restricted municipalities from adopting their own rules regarding the use of plastic bags.

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6:24 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Clock Is Ticking For Governor Quinn To Act On Gambling Bill

Governor Pat Quinn has until Tuesday to act on the measure that would add five casinos in Illinois, including one for Rockford. The city of Chicago would also get a casino. 

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10:38 pm
Sat August 18, 2012

Quinn lashes out at GOP over stalled pension effort

Gov. Pat Quinn issued a statement Friday evening regarding the General Assembly's inaction on comprehensive public pension reform.

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3:43 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Enterprise zones extended in Illinois

Gover Pat Quinn signing a new Illinois law during a stop in Rockford

Governor Pat Quinn toured Illinois Tuesday as he signed legislation that extends tax incentives for businesses within so-called enterprise zones. One of the stops was at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport.

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