After saying he couldn’t reach Illinois’ House Speaker because he doesn’t carry a cell phone, Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday said he finally got in touch with Speaker Michael Madigan. The governor said he’s called a meeting to address pension reform for Monday.
Illinois came a giant step closer to approving the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling as lawmakers approved a measure they hoped would create thousands of jobs in economically depressed areas of southern Illinois.
A $24 million refrigerated food distribution center was the site of Quinn’s debriefing of sorts from a trade trip he just took to Mexico — the first time an Illinois governor had made such a visit in 13 years.