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[18 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

by Jonathan Ingram In February, Gov. Pat Quinn told lawmakers that to rescue Illinois’ Medicaid program, the state would need to “reduce expenditures in the program by $2.7 billion” for fiscal year 2013. But so far, neither Quinn nor lawmakers…

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[2 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

from Illinois Catholic Bishops We have recently been made aware of Governor Quinn’s decision to present a Pro-Choice Leadership Award at an upcoming event for a political organization known as Personal PAC. This organization describes itself as a “political action…

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[3 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

An arbitrator has ordered Gov. Pat Quinn to cancel his plan to lay off state employees and close several prisons and mental facilities. Arbitrator Edwin Benn ruled Monday that Quinn’s plan would violate his agreement with a major union. The…

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[21 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

As Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn desperately looks for ways to reduce the hopelessly bloated state budget, one of his targets is the regional offices of education – kind of. Quinn doesn’t want to be the one to fire any public…

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[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

The latest on the Democrats tax hike is just what we expected. While the clock is running out on this legislative session, they’re trying to lower the personal and corporate income tax hike a tiny bit to get what they…

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[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

One leg of Quinn/Madigan’s three-pronged tax hike is ready for a House vote Tuesday … An Illinois House committee tonight advanced a $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike that would raise some $375 million annually, most of it earmarked for education. Raising…

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[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

Governor Quinn dumped 122 million Illinois taxpayer dollars into his "Put Illinois to Work" program since September, when federal dollars ran out. Now he says in January 2011 he will end the very jobs campaign he lauded during his gubernatorial…

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[20 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]

Axelrod PR firm splits with Quinn
Chicago Sun-Times - Abdon M. Pallasch - ‎17 minutes ago‎

The public relations firm started by President Obama’s senior advisor David Axelrod, AKPD Media, has split with Gov. …

Illinois governor, Axelrod firm part on bad terms
Politico (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎

David Axelrod’s old firm AKPD media (he’s no longer a partner) was reportedly just fired by the campaign of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and left with this acid …

National Journal (blog) - Reid Wilson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Quinn In Trouble
IL Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has been on the job for about 18 months, but …

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[28 Jul 2010 | 9 Comments | ]

Did Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration intervene in the road builders strike to help the public — or to help two labor unions which gave him hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations just days before?

That question Tuesday moved to the front of the race for governor as Illinois Republicans suggested — but stopped short of charging — that Mr. Quinn may have been caught in a Rod Blagojevich-style pay-to-play scheme.
Team Quinn denied any impropriety.
Specifically at issue is $475,000 Mr. Quinn’s campaign has reported receiving in May and June from …

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[19 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

In Chicago, outright bribes are generally used as simple graft, like a gifting a bottle of Seagrams 7 to your postman to encourage him not to throw away your mail. It works; is nearly harmless; and it is generally not prosecuted.
The “Chicago Way”, as relentlessly chronicled by John Kass, is much more complex. Chains of favors and appointments are traded to mechanically operate the City that works. Need parking at your Parish on Sunday Mornings? Hire the alderman’s loutish daughter to “teach” at the Catholic School. Need a building permit …