Tag: Pat Quinn

The Skyrocketing Cost of Doing Business In Chicago

With Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and other Democrats wanting to up the minimum wage from $8.25 to at least $10 statewide in Illinois, it seems Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to be first in Chicago and in a big way.

Illinois Next to Institute Ebola Quarantines

Illinois Next to Institute Ebola Quarantines

On Friday, the Governors of New York and New Jersey placed a mandatory quarantine on healthcare professionals returning from countries where Ebola is running rampant and now Illinois joins them with its own quarantine order. On Friday, October 24, in

Libertarian Gym Owner Could Play Key Role In IL Gov Race

A new Rasmussen poll shows the Illinois Governors race nearly a tie with the state’s Democratic Governor Pat Quinn holding a two-point advantage over GOP challenger Bruce Rauner. In years’ past a libertarian or any independent party line candidate was

What to Watch in the House Mid-Terms

The AP expects the GOP to “tighten its grip” on the U.S. House of Representatives this year citing “redistricting after the 2010 census and the retirement of moderate Democrats in conservative states,” although the Democrats financial edge is something of

Federal Prosecutors Investigating Another Illinois Governor

Federal Prosecutors Investigating Another Illinois Governor

Federal prosecutors are probing yet another Illinois governor, incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn, as reports emerged Thursday that the Department of Justice had asked state officials about his Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Program, which has also been probed by state and local investigations. 

Illinois Moves Closer to 'Millionaires Tax'

Illinois Moves Closer to 'Millionaires Tax'

Late last week, the Illinois House Revenue Committee approved a plan to impose a tax surcharge on residents earning more than $1 million a year.  The measure, backed by Democrat House Speaker Mike Madigan (pictured) would affect around 14,000 individuals

South, East Brace for Polar Temperatures, Wind Chills

South, East Brace for Polar Temperatures, Wind Chills

By RICK CALLAHANAssociated PressINDIANAPOLISFrigid air that snapped decades-old records will make venturing outside dangerous for a second straight day, this time spreading to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and keeping many schools and businesses shuttered. Meanwhile, residents driven

Chicago Bears Retire Mike Ditka's Number

Chicago Bears Retire Mike Ditka's Number

(AP) Bears retire Mike Ditka’s numberBy ANDREW SEILGMANAP Sports WriterCHICAGOIt was Mike Ditka’s day in Illinois _ and his night at Soldier Field. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said Monday that he’s declared it “Mike Ditka Day” in honor of the

WSJ: Illinois Pension Reform is 'Quarter-Baked'

WSJ: Illinois Pension Reform is 'Quarter-Baked'

The Wall Street Journal has lambasted the recent bipartisan deal in the Illinois state legislature to tackle the state’s enormous pension problem, one of the worst in the nation. The Journal cites several problems with the deal, including the fact that only 5%

Illinois Lawmakers Reach Pension Reform Deal

Illinois Lawmakers Reach Pension Reform Deal

Illinois lawmakers in the Democrat-dominated state legislature have adopted a pension reform plan based on Republican ideas, after years of dithering and delay.  According to the Chicago Tribune, the deal will raise the retirement age for state employees, trim cost-of-living

Illinois Bishop Plans Same-Sex Marriage Exorcism

Illinois Bishop Plans Same-Sex Marriage Exorcism

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 15 (UPI) — The Catholic bishop of Springfield, Ill., claiming same-sex marriage is the work of the devil, says he will perform an exorcism ceremony next week. The exorcism by Bishop Thomas Paprocki at the Cathedral of

Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

By SOPHIA TAREEN and KERRY LESTERAssociated PressSPRINGFIELD, Ill.Illinois is set to become the 15th state and largest in the heartland to allow same-sex couples to marry. State senators approved technical changes Tuesday to a measure legalizing gay weddings, shortly after

Bill Daley Drops Out of Illinois Governor's Race

Claiming to not be certain if he’s up to running for office, let alone serving if he were to win, Bill Daley has dropped out of the race for Illinois Governor. Daley had been running to challenge fellow Democrat and