State lawmakers have approved a plan to restructure retirement benefits for state employees. Gov. Quinn says he’ll sign it. But labor groups vow to sue and the proposal sets up a fight for next year’s election.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois Wednesday. Some conservative churches are already rewriting their bylaws to guard against possible lawsuits by gay rights activists.
Illinois taxpayers sink $1.3 billion into prisons every single year, but in a interview on WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift last week, Gov. Pat Quinn said he did not have a five-year plan of any sort for the prison system.
Illinois doctors could soon start prescribing marijuana to their patients. Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana. He said it’s needed as a source of therapy for those with crippling medical conditions.