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  • Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead

    Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.

  • Gov. Quinn backs state spending for Obama library

    Gov. Pat Quinn is throwing his support behind a proposal to spend $100 million in state funds to sweeten Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library and museum.

  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

    The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

  • Illinois governor grants 43 clemency requests

    Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65.

  • Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing

    A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory board than past attempts to expand gambling, but the plan also drew criticism from downstate officials and the horse racing industry who said it would cheat them out of needed revenues and jobs.

  • Ill. House orders new audit of anti-violence funds

    Illinois lawmakers are seeking a new audit of anti-violence spending under Gov. Pat Quinn after a review in February found "pervasive" mismanagement in an earlier program.

  • Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

    Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.

  • Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike

    Increasing fuel taxes to pay for Illinois road construction will hurt businesses - and hit consumers at the pump, gas station owners said Monday.

  • Canucks put former coach Quinn into ring of honor

    The Vancouver Canucks inducted Pat Quinn into the team's ring of honor on Sunday night before the final game of a non-playoff season.

  • RETRANSMISSION TO REMOVE EXTRANEOUS CROPPING ARTIFACT AT LOWER LEFT - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, left, and his Republican rival, Bruce Rauner, shake hands after they appeared together for the first time before the 2014 general election, during the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Association Friday, April 11, 2014, in Chicago. IEA president Cinda Klickna, who moderated the event, stands between them. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Quinn, Rauner spar on education in 1st 2014 event

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner telling an influential teachers union that Quinn has broken his promises on issues from school funding to taxes, and the governor calling his opponent "the biggest threat to public education" in Illinois.

  • FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledges applause before delivering his annual budget address at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Springfield, Quinn announced a new $8.6 billion construction program that will improve roads and bridges throughout the state. The project will be paid for primarily through federal funds with about $1.5 billion in state and local funds. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

    Quinn announces $8.6B construction program

    Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday announced an $8.6 billion construction program to improve roads and bridges throughout Illinois.

  • Chicago pension deal creates quandary for Quinn

    The Legislature's approval of a plan to reduce Chicago's multibillion-dollar pension shortfall is creating an election-year quandary for Gov. Pat Quinn, who must decide whether to indirectly sign off on a $750 million tax hike or risk derailing aid for a city in serious financial trouble.

  • Quinn won't say if he'll sign Chicago pension bill

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he's glad Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel removed language imposing a property tax hike from legislation to address the city's pension crisis.

  • Unions urge Quinn to veto Chicago pension overhaul

    A coalition of labor unions is urging Gov. Pat Quinn to veto Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to overhaul two city pension systems.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference in Chicago. The Illinois House voted 73-41 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, on the plan proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for municipal-employee and laborers pension programs covering 57,000 workers and retirees. It hinges on a property tax increase of $750 million over five years to cut in half a $20 billion debt within 40 years.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Illinois Legislature OKs Chicago pension overhaul

    State lawmakers on Tuesday approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for overhauling two city pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of money in little more than a decade.

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