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Rahm Trying to Circumvent New IL Concealed Carry Law in Chicago

Even before Governor Pat Quinn (D) tried to use his “amendatory veto power” to weaken the concealed carry law soon to go into effect throughout Illinois, Mayor Rahm Emanuel had been working behind the scenes to make lawfully carrying a

Rahm Trying to Circumvent New IL Concealed Carry Law in Chicago

Governor Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers' Pay

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) issued a line item veto of House Bill 214 today, suspending lawmakers’ pay in Springfield, for failing to pass pension reform.  Quinn has recently come under fire from top Illinois Democrats, including his 2014 challenger

Governor Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers' Pay

Chicago Mayor Calls Special Session on Gun Ordinances

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will call a special session on gun ordinances intended to safeguard school children and update an assault weapons ban. The city faces a deadline set in a gun control

Chicago Mayor Calls Special Session on Gun Ordinances

Illinois House Votes to Override Quinn's Conceal Carry Veto

The Illinois House has voted to override Governor Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto to HB 183, a law passed by both houses in May, which would give Illinois residents their constitutional right to carry a concealed firearm. The override to Quinn’s

Illinois House Votes to Override Quinn's Conceal Carry Veto

IL Democrats Blast Gov Quinn's Weakening of Concealed Carry Bill

While everyone watched to see whether Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) would sign the recently passed concealed carry legislation into law or veto it, he took another route and changed the bill–unilaterally. As a result, even Democrat lawmakers are outraged

IL Democrats Blast Gov Quinn's Weakening of Concealed Carry Bill

IL Governor Quinn Sends Concealed Carry Bill Back to Legislature

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has issued an amendatory veto to the Conceal and Carry legislation, House Bill 183, which passed both houses by a veto-proof majority last month. The Illinois General Assembly passed the law allowing residents of Illinois their

IL Governor Quinn Sends Concealed Carry Bill Back to Legislature

NYC's Bloomberg Contributing to Bill Daley's Illinois Governor Campaign

Last month, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, raised $800,000 in the first two and a half weeks since announcing his candidacy for Illinois Governor. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that according to campaign spokesman Pete Giangreco, New York

NYC's Bloomberg Contributing to Bill Daley's Illinois Governor Campaign

Are Top IL Dems Sabotaging Pension Reform to Oust Gov. Quinn?

After a meeting with Governor Pat Quinn (D), Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R) told reporters he is suspicious that Senate President John Cullerton (D) and House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) are intentionally sabotaging passage of a pension reform

Are Top IL Dems Sabotaging Pension Reform to Oust Gov. Quinn?

Same-Sex Marriage Hits Red Light in Blue Illinois

What same-sex marriage advocates won in the Illinois Senate on Valentine’s Day 2013 was just reversed. After weeks and months of hard work to accomplish what should have been easy, gay Democrat sponsor Greg Harris could not muster the votes,

Same-Sex Marriage Hits Red Light in Blue Illinois

Illinois settles SEC fraud charge over pensions

(AP) Illinois settles SEC fraud charge over pensionsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. The federal government is charging Illinois with securities fraud, claiming it misled investors about the health of its pension system. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said Monday that the state has agreed

Illinois settles SEC fraud charge over pensions

Unpaid Bills, Pensions Loom Large in New Illinois Budget

(Reuters) – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will unveil a fiscal 2014 budget on Wednesday that will chip away at a huge pile of overdue bills and cut spending to accommodate growing public pension costs, top state officials said on Tuesday.

Unpaid Bills, Pensions Loom Large in New Illinois Budget

Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Flees Illinois

Insurance chain State Farm is reportedly buying up substantial workspace in Texas, which may signal a coming exodus from the company’s home state of Illinois. State Farm is keeping the move quiet so as not to alarm employees. But the

Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Flees Illinois

2013 National School Choice Week Whistle Stop Tour

In response to In Honor Of School Choice Week: Sonnie, one Governor missing from that list is Pat Quinn of Illinois, and there’s tons of support for school choice in his state because of Chicago’s failing public schools. A recent

Downgrade: Illinois Worst Credit Rating in US

(AP) S&P lowers Illinois credit rating, blames pensionsBy SARA BURNETTAssociated PressCHICAGOIllinois’ already disastrous financial situation worsened Friday as another credit rating agency downgraded its rating to the worst of any state in the country, blaming lawmakers’ ongoing failure to resolve

Downgrade: Illinois Worst Credit Rating in US

Illinois Passes Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

After a vote on January 8, Illinois is set to join only two other states, New Mexico and Washington, to allow illegal immigrants to apply for state drivers licenses. A third state, Utah, allows illegals to drive on temporary permits.

Illinois Passes Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Illinois Ready to Give Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

On Tuesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) and other top state leaders said they will support legislation that gives driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants in the state.  Quinn said he would such a bill if the legislation, which has yet

Illinois Ready to Give Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

Bag Ban Rejections Lead Activists to Gutter Tactics

With each successive municipality that rejects bans on plastic bags, the environmental lobby championing the measure grows increasingly more desperate, more willing to lean on despicable political tactics to advance a radical agenda. From Illinois to Texas, activists seeking to

Bag Ban Rejections Lead Activists to Gutter Tactics

S&P Downgrades Illinois Credit Again

Standard & Poor’s downgraded Illinois’ credit rating on Wednesday, citing “weak pension funding levels and lack of action on reform measures.”  S&P also gave the state a “negative outlook.” The agency lowered Illinois’ rating from A+ to A. This is

S&P Downgrades Illinois Credit Again

Illinois Governor: Pension Reform a 'Crying Need for Our State'

Pat Quinn is the Democratic Governor of Illinois. His state currentlyhas $83 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and no plan for dealingwith them. Monday, Gov. Quinn called for a special legislative sessionto address pensions, saying, “This is a crying need of

Illinois Governor: Pension Reform a 'Crying Need for Our State'

High Cigarette Taxes Embolden IL, NY Smugglers

In the wake of its recent hike in the cigarette tax rate, Illinois is encountering fresh problems with cigarette smuggling that could wipe out any possible benefit from the $1 per pack increase. When Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a

High Cigarette Taxes Embolden IL, NY Smugglers

Illinois Democrat Governor Targets Union Retirees

Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) has approved a law that will penalize retirees by requiring them to pay additional taxes in order to receive health insurance, starting July 1. There are 78,000 retirees who will be affected. Each year, the state’s administration will

Illinois Democrat Governor Targets Union Retirees

Chief Executive Mag: WI Business Climate Dramatically Improved

As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faces a recall election in a little over a month, Chief Executive magazine has some good news for the embattled limited government hero: The Badger State keeps rising in the Chief Executive Best States/Worst States list,

Chief Executive Mag: WI Business Climate Dramatically Improved

Illinois Democrats Face Budget Crisis They Created

(AP) Budget dilemma looms for Illinois DemocratsBy CHRISTOPHER WILLSAssociated PressSPRINGFIELD, Ill.Facing one of the nation’s worst budget crises, the Democrats who run Illinois insist they’re serious about overhauling the state’s expensive health programs and employee pensions. Gov. Pat Quinn underscored

Illinois Democrats Face Budget Crisis They Created