As Illinois rolls into an eighth month without a state budget, the Republican governor delivered his second State of the State speech Wednesday. He says Illinois should be leading the country in economic growth but "we are losing the race for good paying jobs."
Gov. Bruce Rauner preached the importance of bipartisanship while announcing wide-sweeping conservative policy proposals in his first State of the State Address Wednesday. But already Democrats are showing they’re ready for a fight.
Gov. Pat Quinn boosted his populist credentials on Wednesday as he looks toward a 2014 re-election bid. He called for a 20 percent increase in the minimum wage, ban on military-style assault weapons and approval of gay marriage.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will deliver his State of the State address this week, which got Eight Forty-Eight wondering: What do younger members of Illinois' political parties think the governor should propose to help get the state sailing in the right direction?
Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday. As he gave a brief run-through of his new budget Quinn tried to paint an optimistic future for the Prairie State. That’s no easy task.