Pat Quinn

Election 2014
5:26 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Quinn, Rauner To Debate For Second Time

Republican candidate Bruce Rauner (left) and Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn (right).

Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will debate for the second time tonight in Chicago.

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Election 2014
4:22 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

After Debate, Rauner Racks Up Major Endorsements


Businessman and Illinois Republican gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner received major newspaper endorsements following Thursday's debate.

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6:59 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Rauner Criticizes Quinn's Prison Early Release Program

Credit Evelyn Sanguinetti,

Bruce Rauner's campaign continues to point the finger at Gov. Pat Quinn for a prison early release program.

The Republican gubernatorial candidate ran ads slamming Quinn for the early release of inmates from state prisons. Some went on to commit violent crimes.

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NPR Story
4:57 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

AFSCME Puts Aside Differences, Endorses Quinn

There was once a time, such as during a protest at the Illinois State Fair in 2012, that union members were comparing Gov. Pat Quinn to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; labor's wrath has turned to Bruce Rauner since he became Republican's nominee for governor.

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 3:38 pm

Illinois' largest public employees union has made an about-face in its attitude toward Governor Pat Quinn. Over the weekend, AFSCME leaders endorsed him during a meeting in Peoria. It's a classic case of going with "the devil you know."

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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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