Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn is asking lawmakers to approve a plan that has previously stalled in the state senate. He has called legislators back to Springfield next week for a special, one-day session to address pension reform after they adjourned for the summer without sending a bill to the governor’s desk for approval.
Trying to land a Chicago casino has become an annual sticking point for those who want to expand gambling in Illinois. But Gov. Pat Quinn has axed two gambling bills and invoked images of infiltrating "mobsters."
Kudos to you, WBEZ audience. For nine months, we've been trying to get an interview with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to talk about his policies and plans around the state’s billion-dollar-per-year prison system. Thursday he committed to doing an interview, though it may be a few months from now. So keep those questions coming.