Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says building a third airport south of Chicago is very important for the state.He's responding to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new plans to build a fourth runway at O'Hare airport. Emanuel said the expansion would be like adding a third airport without building a new one.
Some Illinois officials, including Governor Pat Quinn, are scheduled to fly to Brussels, Belgium this week to meet with foreign ambassadors ahead of the upcoming NATO Conference in Chicago.Quinn said Friday he was asked by Chicago's NATO Host Committee to fly out this Wednesday to represent Illinois
Gov. Pat Quinn used Wednesday's State of the State address to call for ending an Illinois tax on natural gas.The Democratic governor also proposed the creation of a new tax credit for parents with children, which he said will save $100 a year for the average family of four.
On Tuesday morning, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law legislation designed to give parents and communities access to user-friendly reports about public schools and districts performance statewide.