Avoids Legal Fight with Rauner

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Gov. Pat Quinn ended a week of speculation today with the appointment of his budget chief, Jerry Stermer, to replace Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is calling for a travel ban on visitors from West African countries most affected by Ebola, while Gov. Pat Quinn has instituted mandatory quarantine for anyone thought to be at high risk of catching Ebola. But is the science being lost in this debate? Paris Schutz has the story. 

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In Evanston this afternoon, President Obama makes the case that the economy is better under his watch, but acknowledges the middle class hasn't fully felt it.

Time Running Out for State to Apply for Federal Funds

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The governor says nearly 700,000 state residents have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But could inaction in Springfield cost the state big in federal health care funds?

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Another day, another set of accusations of corruption from Illinois’ candidates for governor.

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As Labor Day passes, the campaigns for governor are accelerating into full gear. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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This morning, Gov. Pat Quinn invoked the home rule principle when vetoing HB 4075, a bill that would have set standards and regulations for the commercial ride-sharing industry.

Hearing Begins Despite 90-Day Delay Request

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A panel of lawmakers goes forward today with a hearing on Gov. Pat Quinn's controversial $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, despite the Feds telling them not to. Paris Schutz has the details.

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The governor signs a bill relaxing voter restrictions, but Republicans say it's a backhanded ploy to elect more Democrats. Paris Schutz has the very latest.

Lawmakers Vote to Subpoena Former State Officials

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Former state officials who helped create and run Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled Neighborhood Recovery Initiative have been subpoenaed to testify before lawmakers in mid-July.

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Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Chicago pension reform bill, but left it up to the city to decide how the deficit will be funded. We talk with city aldermen about their plans to find the funds.

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We’re at the six-month mark to the General Election. The gubernatorial race heats up as both Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner come under scrutiny. We take a look at that and more.

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Now that Gov. Pat Quinn has signed the bill to fix Illinois' underfunded pension system, will it be found unconstitutional? Carol Marin and her panel of experts explore the issue.

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Gov. Pat Quinn officially signed what he calls “historic legislation,” and “his number one priority,” into law today. Read an article.

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Gov. Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law before a crowd of thousands. Paris Schutz has the details.

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In light of the recent Metra scandal, Gov. Pat Quinn is looking to appoint a panel of experts to suggest a “fundamental overhaul” of both Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority. Will the task force recommend streamlining the oversight of public transportation? And is it a good idea to completely revamp Metra, Pace, CTA and the RTA? We have analysis.