News Coverage: Pat Quinn


October 09, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

Quinn accuses Emanuel of seeking ‘backroom deal’ to fix up Wrigley


Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of blocking the governor’s choice to lead the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority — and tarnishing the reputation of a “strong woman” in the process — to pave the way for a “backroom deal” to renovate 98-year-old Wrigley Field.

  • Quinn to Emanuel: Back off my choice to run stadium authority [Chicago Tribune]

August 01, 2012 @ 5:57 AM

Quinn faces uphill fight for assault weapons ban

Chicago Tribune/

Gov. Pat Quinn launched a new bid Tuesday to ban assault weapons in Illinois in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in a Colorado movie theater, but he will have to overcome the fervent opposition that has stymied attempts to pass such a ban for decades. 

June 22, 2012 @ 8:57 AM

Retired state workers will have to pay for health insurance

Chicago Tribune/

Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday approved legislation requiring thousands of retired state employees to chip in on the costs of health care insurance that many of them get for little or nothing.


June 20, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

Rutherford blasts prison closures, but Quinn’s budget office points to the hard numbers

The Capital Fax/

* After word got out that Gov. Pat Quinn was going ahead with his planned prison closures, Treasurer Dan Rutherford sent out a press release… “I do not agree with Governor Quinn’s apparent final decision to close seven state correctional facilities and youth centers in the near future. " 

June 14, 2012 @ 6:08 AM

Quinn to sign Medicaid cuts, cigarette tax hike

Chicago Tribune/

Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign a package of bills into law Thursday that will slash health care coverage for the poor and hike cigarette taxes by $1-a-pack.

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