Amanda Vinicky

Illinois Statehouse Bureau Chief


TSPR Local
7:43 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Quinn Tax Hike Plan Sets Stage For Governor's Race

Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual budget address on the House floor Wednesday. In his speech, Quinn called for extending the 2011 income tax hike.

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 12:42 pm

  Plenty can, and will, happen before voters go to the polls in November to chose their next governor. But a central theme of the campaign emerged Wednesday, when Gov. Pat Quinn proposed making permanent what was supposed to have been a temporary hike in the state's income tax. His Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, favors letting the increase lapse.

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Election 2014
1:10 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

GOP Race For Governor a “Blood Sport"

The four men seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor held their final scheduled downstate debate Tuesday night, February 18, in Springfield.

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Election 2014
5:48 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Allegations Against Candidate for Illinois Governor

Dan Rutherford
Credit Rich Egger

A man who says he was a victim of sexual harassment by Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has submitted a letter of resignation.

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Return to Work Wednesday
2:36 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

A Slow Start for the Illinois Legislature

The Illinois Capitol building

Illinois legislators will return to Springfield this week.  It will be their first meeting this year.

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Years of Overspending
8:33 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Pension Reform Won’t Help Illinois Budget

Illinois will see its budget deficit grow despite the recently-passed pension law.

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