WBEZ | Illinois economy http://www.wbez.org/tags/illinois-economy Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Governor Quinn reports back on Brazil and the Illinois economy http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-04/governor-quinn-reports-back-brazil-and-illinois-economy-98088 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/flickr%20moldypostcards%20quinn.jpg" title="(Flickr/ moldypostcards)"></div><p>Governor Pat Quinn met with Brazilian President&nbsp;Dilma Rousseff &nbsp;on Monday to discuss Illinois's exports to South America. Today, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> catches up with the Governor to talk about that meeting. We'll also ask the Governor about rising gas prices and the future of video gaming law in Illinois.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:28:56 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-04/governor-quinn-reports-back-brazil-and-illinois-economy-98088 The State of the State: Gov. Quinn proposes $8.7 billion in borrowing http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-17/state-state-gov-quinn-proposes-87-billion-borrowing-82466 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Quinn State of State Seth Perlman AP.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday. As he gave a brief run-through of his <a target="_blank" href="http://www2.illinois.gov/budget/Pages/default.aspx">new budget</a> Quinn tried to paint an optimistic future for the Prairie State. That&rsquo;s no easy task. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/20/united-states-debt-10-business-wall-street-united-states-debt.html"><em> Forbes </em>magazine<em> </em></a>recently called Illinois the state with the worst debt scenario in America. No surprise - Quinn&rsquo;s message was clear: Illinois must get its financial house in order. Will the Governor&rsquo;s stern warning jolt the General Assembly?</p><p>To help sort through some of the budget highlights <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to policy expert <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/faculty/h-pollack.shtml">Harold Pollack</a>. Professor Pollack is the Hellen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He&rsquo;s also the faculty chair at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/chas/home.shtml">Center for Health and Administration Studies</a>.</p></p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-17/state-state-gov-quinn-proposes-87-billion-borrowing-82466