Governor Pat Quinn

Election 2014
4:07 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Quinn Concedes

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn during an appearance in Macomb several years ago. On Wednesday in Chicago, he conceded the governor's race to Republican Bruce Rauner.
Credit Rich Egger

Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has conceded to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor's race.

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Elections 2014
5:50 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Rauner Declares Victory, But Quinn Won't Concede

Bruce Rauner speaks to a gathering of Republicans at the Illinois State Fair in this August 2013 file photo.

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 4:38 am

Republican investor Bruce Rauner will be the next governor of Illinois — probably. He declared victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and is up by five percentage points, but the Democrat is refusing to concede.

Rauner made hundreds of millions of dollars as a private equity investor. Lately, though, he’s been investing in himself — spending $27 million of his vast fortune on a quest to become governor of Illinois.

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Election 2014
2:23 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Major Illinois Races Neck and Neck

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner debate early this month. Polls indicate a close race.
Credit Illinois Public Radio

Two major races in Illinois are going down to the wire.

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Phase III of Riverfront Campus
5:48 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

More Money for WIU in the QC

Jack Thomas and Pat Quinn announced the Phase Three design funding on Friday outside the first building opened as part of WIU's new riverfront campus in Moline.
Credit Herb Trix

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Friday announced state help for the next phase of Western Illinois University's riverfront campus in Moline.

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Election 2014
10:03 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

After 22 Years, Crime Victims Back On Illinois Ballot

Attorney General Lisa Madigan, facing away, confers with supporters of Marsy's Law before a news conference at the AG's Springfield office.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

2014 was going to be a banner year for direct democracy in Illinois.

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Election 2014
9:58 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Politicians On Parade

Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to a child at Pilsen's Mexican Independence Day parade.

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 12:52 am

Children across Illinois had the day off from school Monday in honor of Columbus Day. Despite soggy weather, both Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican rival Bruce Rauner celebrated by walking down State St., for Chicago's Columbus Day parade. In an age when campaigns are increasingly high-tech, Amanda Vinicky took to the streets to find out why so many politicians spend so much time pounding the pavement.

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Election 2014
9:41 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Agree: No To Education Funding Plan

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 8:22 am

Both of the major party candidates for governor say Illinois should put more money into education. But neither are ready to embrace a controversial plan that would change how state money is distributed to schools.

There's been an uproar in some Chicago suburbs lately, over a proposal that's already passed the Illinois Senate. Under it, many districts there would see cuts in state funding, because they're in wealthier areas.

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Election 2014
11:28 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Familiar Jabs, Talking Points in First Quinn/Rauner Debate

Governor Pat Quinn, left, and challenger Bruce Rauner at Thursday's debate in Peoria.
Credit Illinois Public Broadcasting

The two leading candidates for Illinois governor met Thursday night in Peoria for the first debate of the election season. Both stuck closely to the ideas they’ve been honing for months on the campaign trail.

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Should Arrive Within 60 Days
5:37 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Governor Quinn Promises Money for Quincy University

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (L) and Quincy University President Robert Gervasi shake hands prior to Quinn announcing a state investment of $1.5 million in the university.
Credit Jason Parrott

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says people should be happy that the state is investing $1.5 million in Quincy University.

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Election 2014
8:03 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Can A Governor Really Create Jobs?

An outsider to Illinois politics could be forgiven for thinking Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are running for the position of job creator in chief.

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