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Minimum wage tests 2014 governor candidates
Jan. 13, 2014
The issue will take center stage in 2014's campaigning as Gov. Quinn pushes to raise the wage.
Gov. Quinn tries to halt lawmakers' pay
Jul. 10, 2013
Quinn said he would use his line-item veto power and vowed to not accept a salary himself until a pension deal has been reached.
State lawmakers enact concealed carry law
Jul. 9, 2013
State legislators voted to override changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to the bill Tuesday. Even some critics of the law argued it was better to approve something rather than risk the courts allowing virtually unregulated concealed weapons in Chicago.
Illinois pension panel to meet in Springfield
Jul. 8, 2013
A bipartisan panel tasked with finding a solution to Illinois' massive pension problem is set to meet Monday afternoon.
IL pension panel set to miss deadline
Jul. 3, 2013
The committee working on a compromise of Illinois' $97 billion pension crisis says the group won't meet its July 9 deadline.
Quinn alters concealed carry
Jul. 2, 2013
Quinn signed a bill allowing residents to carry concealed weapons, but only after making several significant changes.
Bad credit costing Illinois millions
Jun. 25, 2013
Illinois is paying the price — in both cash and reputation — for years of ignored warnings about its pension crisis, the worst in the nation.
Special session expected to form pension committee
Jun. 19, 2013
Illinois lawmakers have convened a special session in Springfield, where they're expected to move ahead with plans to form a committee to deal with pensions.
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