Governor Pat Quinn

The Center for Performing Arts
11:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WIU Finally Gets Money for New Building

Architects rendering of the exterior of the Center for Performing Arts
Credit Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

The Center for Performing Arts has been a long time coming to the campus of Western Illinois University. 

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Illinois Income Tax
9:59 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Senator Sullivan Says Drastic Cuts Ahead If Tax Hike Expires

A western Illinois lawmaker is warning of dire consequences if the temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire.

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Not Much for Schools in Year One
6:18 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Public Education and the Illinois Income Tax

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is selling his budget plan as a way to better fund schools. But that money doesn't come right away.

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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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Budget Address
6:40 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Illinois Democrats to Push for Permanent Income Tax Hike

Governor Pat Quinn

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) said he will call a vote this spring on making the state's temporary income tax increase permanent.

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Republican Gubernatorial Primary Results
9:10 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Rauner, Quinn Chart Course For Conflict

Republican Bruce Rauner will take on Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in this fall's election.

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 4:04 am

The election returns in yesterday’s Illinois primary were not even in before the candidates for governor started attacking each other. Republicans chose wealthy investor Bruce Rauner to take on Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. Brian Mackey looks at the surprisingly close election results, and what’s ahead for the campaign.

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Election 2014
11:03 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Rauner vs Quinn for Illinois Governor

Bruce Rauner
Credit Huffington Post

Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has been declared winner of the Republican primary for Illinois governor.

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Audit Raises Concerns
6:40 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

GOP Questions Governor Quinn’s Ethics

Governor Pat Quinn

An anti-violence program pushed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn came in for harsh criticism in an audit released Tuesday.

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Budget Address Delayed
11:06 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Illinois Budget & the Income Tax Increase

Credit Rich Egger

When lawmakers raised individual income taxes from three percent to five percent a few years ago, it came with an expiration date.

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State of the State
6:16 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Quinn: Illinois Making a Comeback

Governor Pat Quinn during a stop in Macomb in April 2011
Credit Rich Egger

Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is promoting a progressive agenda for this year.

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