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  • Gov. Quinn to sign gay marriage bill Nov. 20 Nov 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn says heís planning to sign same-sex marriage legislation on Nov. 20 in Chicago. The governor announced Thursday that he will sign the bill at the University of Illinois at Chicago in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony. The Legislature passed the measure Tuesday.

     
  •  Gov. Pat Quinn, right, and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin talk to lawmakers Friday about pension reform.

    Quinn: Shifting pension costs to schools put off Jan 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    A controversial plan to have local schools pay for teachers' pensions will be put off for now, Gov. Pat Quinn said while meeting in DuPage County. "Not so long ago, I received a call from (Madigan) and he indicated he is willing to defer any discussion on the cost shift regarding pension reform until a later date," Quinn said. "We would still keep working on that issue."

     
  • $275 million more for Illinos roads this yearJan 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Illinois could have $275 million more for road and bridge projects this year if lawmakers approve a Department of Transportation funding plan, according to a summary obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

     
  • Survey: Illinois Delegates prefer Rutherford as GOP nominee for governor Aug 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Respondents to a Daily Herald survey of GOP delegates overwhelmingly prefer state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to be the party's gubenatorial nominee in 2014.

     
  • A prescription for saving our fiscal health?Apr 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    More than ever, suburban residents are going to be directly affected by changes to the state's Medicaid program. But, a Daily Herald editorial says, tough times call for a painful prescription.

     
  • Illinois governor to close 2 state institutions Jan 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that he plans to close a Tinley Park mental hospital and a Jacksonville center for people with developmental disabilities as he ramps up efforts to move people out of state institutions and into group homes or other kinds of community care.

     
  • Rod Blagojevichís strangest moments Dec 11, 2011 12:00 AM
    Even before Rod Blagojevich was impeached, convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison, making Illinois the butt of late-night TV jokes, the former governorís antics raised eyebrows in the state capitol. Here are some of the more outrageous moments of his years in office:

     
  • Lt. Gov. to host education hearing in Des Plaines Nov 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simonís Classrooms First Commission will hold its final public hearing of the fall Thursday, Nov. 3 at Oakton Community Collegeís Des Plaines campus. The hearing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the collegeís Main Building, Room 1604, 1600 E. Golf Road.

     
  • Illinoisí most vulnerable are at risk Oct 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the state's practice of late bill paying is hurting the most vulnerable in our society and must be stopped.

     
  • Where’s the mandate, Pat?Nov 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    What planet is Gov. Quinn from? He believes that his micro-slim win over Brady is a mandate from the citizens of Illinois for his income tax increase. His election merely indicates he was barely selected as the lesser of two evils.

     
  • David Morales, a senior at Lane Tech High School has his photo taken with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn after Quinn held a press conference Friday. Earlier in the day Quinn's Republican opponent Bill Brady conceded the election he lost to the governor by less than 20,000 votes.

    Quinn earns chance to argue he has mandateNov 5, 2010 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn's quest to become the elected leader of Illinois was fulfilled Friday when his Republican challenger conceded the state's closest governor's race in decades, leaving Quinn to argue he has a mandate to push a tax increase in the face of one of the nation's worst state budget problems.

     
  • State Senator Bill Brady is expected to concede the race for Illinois governor to Pat Quinn this afternoon.

    Brady to concede Ill. governor raceNov 4, 2010 12:00 AM
    Two Republicans with knowledge of state Sen. Bill Brady's campaign plans say he will concede the extremely close race for Illinois governor to Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. The two spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt Brady's planned announcement later Friday in his hometown of Bloomington.

     
  • Calling again for independence from party chiefsNov 4, 2010 12:00 AM
    If you’re among the many suburban residents who live in one of the half-dozen or so hotly contested House districts, you got the mailers. Maybe you didn’t examine them closely. We saw several from Democratic candidates touting their independence from powerful House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. And if you looked at the fine print, you saw the mailing was produced and paid for by the Democratic Party of Illinois, or one of the other committees controlled, of course, by Madigan himself.

     
  • Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, right, jokes to the media after voting at the Cedar St. Condominium Association in Chicago, Tuesday.

    Can Dems hold onto Obama's old Senate seat?Nov 2, 2010 12:00 AM
    A Senate race heavy with symbolism but also important to the national political landscape concluded Tuesday as voters decided who will win the seat once held by President Barack Obama.

     
  • Scott Lee Cohen

    Cohen misses deadline in governor's raceOct 21, 2010 12:00 AM
    Independent candidate for governor Scott Lee Cohen has missed a deadline set by Illinois' campaign laws. All candidates running in the Nov. 2 election are required to turn in reports showing how much money they raised between July 1 and Oct. 3.

     
  • Illinois Gubernatorial candidates Republican Bill Brady, left, and Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn are seen before a televised debate, Wednesday.

    Hot-button issues at center of governor debate Oct 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    The terse yet civil governor's debate Wednesday saw hot-button societal issues abortion, gay rights and the death penalty take center stage. State Sen. Bill Brady, a Bloomington Republican, told moderator Ron Magers and panelists at the ABC 7/League of Women Voters debate that he is proud of his social beliefs opposing abortion in the cases of rape and incest, and opposing civil unions and gay marriage but is not “using them to divide Illinois.”

     
  • Secretary of State: WhiteOct 18, 2010 12:00 AM
    At age 76, Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White says this is his final campaign. Chicagoan White has overseen the office since 1999.

     
  • Steve Kim

    Attorney general hopefuls speak outOct 18, 2010 12:00 AM
    Attorney General Lisa Madigan promised that going after child predators would continue to be a top priority if re-elected, while her GOP opponent suggests electronic monitoring as a way of preventing sex crimes against minors.

     
  • Pat Quinn

    Gov. Quinn has faced management learning curve Oct 16, 2010 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his first State of the State address with a year of governing under his belt. It was a chance to prove he had a plan for Illinois and to lay out an agenda that would help him win a full term in office. But for 72 rambling minutes last January, Quinn quoted scripture, reeled off traffic statistics and even boasted that he had earned the nickname "Soy Boy."

     
  • Bill Brady

    Big Brady question: Is he ready to lead Illinois? Oct 16, 2010 12:00 AM
    Bill Brady believes being a good legislator doesn't necessarily require passing lots of legislation. For 15 years, the Republican candidate for Illinois governor has followed a less-is-more philosophy at the state Capitol. He hasn't pushed sweeping legislative schemes. He rarely introduces bills promising to cure the latest headline-grabbing problem.

     
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