SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An arbitrator has ordered Gov. Pat Quinn to cancel his plan to lay off state employees and close several prisons and mental facilities.Arbitrator Edwin Benn ruled Monday that Quinn's plan would violate his agreement with a major union.
Governor Pat Quinn has approved new congressional-district lines that will send 18 people to Capitol Hill — one fewer than the past decade.Quinn signed legislation Friday that OKs a map for a pared-down congressional delegation. There will be fewer Illinoisans in the U.S.
Illinois lawmakers have approved a budget that makes deep cuts to the spending proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn.Quinn, the Senate and the Illinois House have been at odds over how much to spend in the upcoming year.
As state lawmakers in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana battle over proposed changes to public employee benefits and bargaining rights, Illinois has remained largely absent from the growing debate. Some Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin and Indiana have sought refuge in Illinois in recent weeks as
Democrat Pat Quinn has been sworn in to a full term as governor of Illinois, two years after he got the job when his predecessor was kicked out of office.Quinn was sworn in Monday in Springfield amid an immense budget crisis.He was lieutenant governor until January 2009.