Pat Quinn

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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Governor's Race
9:39 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Attacks Get Personal Between Quinn, Rauner

Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 6:52 am

  They no longer had to do it through campaign commercials. Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner faced one another in a joint interview before the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board Tuesday.

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Another Ribbon Cutting
2:40 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

WIU Opens Second New Building in QC

Governor Pat Quinn addresses the crowd during Wednesday's ribbon cutting ceremony
Credit Herb Trix

The Western Illinois University campus in the Quad Cities is now officially 95,000 square feet larger than it was at the start of the week.

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Supports Hike to $10 Per Hour
5:39 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Quinn in Galesburg to Push for Higher Minimum Wage

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn mingled with the crowd at Q's Cafe in Galesburg.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn stopped in Galesburg Wednesday to drum up support for raising the state's minimum wage.

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Rauner's 'Shake Up Illinois' Bus Tour
12:37 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Rauner Campaigns In Western Illinois

Bruce Rauner greets a potential voters during his visit to the McDonough County Republican Party headquarters in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

During another swing through western Illinois, Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said voters in the region are complaining to him about crumbling infrastructure, deteriorating schools, and high taxes.

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Hydraulic Fracturing
6:38 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Anti-Fracking Activists Crash Democrat Breakfast

100 or so environmental activists rallied outside a Democratic party breakfast, calling for the end of fracking in Illinois, even before it begins.

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 8:53 pm

  Environmental activists hoping to curb hydraulic fracturing in Illinois crashed a breakfast held for Democratic party organizers in Springfield Wednesday. They want to stop natural gas extraction in the state before it starts.


"Drought! Pollution! Earthquake! Fracking is a big mistake!"

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Democrats Day at the Illinois State Fair
6:37 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Mascots, Class Warfare, Rallies: Democrats Fight To Hold Onto Power

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 9:31 pm

Even as states like Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin are known as political battlegrounds and bellwethers, Illinois has the reputation for being a solid "blue" state. Illinois sends double as many Democrats to Washington as it does Congressional Republicans. The state legislature tips heavily in favor of Democrats, who hold veto-proof majorities. And it has been more than a decade since a Republican last sat in Illinois' governor's seat.

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Governor's Race
9:39 am
Wed August 13, 2014

AARP Poll: Rauner Has Edge Over Quinn Among Senior Voters

Statistics from AARP Illinois' survey.

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 3:21 am

  The debate over state retiree pensions has been a consistent backdrop for the Illinois gubernatorial election, bringing older voters to the forefront of many debates. It's this senior voting bloc that could make all the difference this election.

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Rail Transportation
11:50 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Full Steam Ahead For Amtrak

An Amtrak train stops to drop off and pick up passengers at the Springfield station.

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 8:46 pm

  Amtrak ridership in Illinois has risen in recent years; it's up almost 85 percent from 2006 through last year. That trend developed after the rail service added routes. The train service could grow more in the future.

In 2006, lines branching out from Chicago that went to Carbondale, Quincy and St. Louis added trips.

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