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Stories with person: Pat Quinn
  • Records: Illinois film tax credits total $204 million so far 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 11:49 am

    CHICAGO - The state of Illinois has granted $204 million in tax breaks to more than 930 movies, TV shows and commercials filmed in the state from July 2008 to December 2014 - productions like the TV show "Chicago Fire" and the movie "Transformers 4," according to state records.

  • Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner's social agenda 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 10:44 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn't have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois' deepening financial crisis.

  • Illinois' auditor general to announce retirement 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 1:47 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state officer who examines the use of public money in Illinois is retiring after more than two decades on the job.

  • Judge strikes another blow against proposed Illiana Tollway 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 7:53 pm

    CHICAGO - A U.S. District Court judge in Chicago ruled Tuesday that the federal government's approval of the proposed Illiana Tollway linking northern Illinois and Indiana is invalid.

  • Hospital group says Illinois could lease 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 6:43 pm

    CHICAGO - A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois says the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by "leasing" the federal government's technology, an option that could appeal to as many as 34 states where subsides could be jeopardized by an unfavorable U.S. Supreme Court decision.

  • Closer Look: Rauner, public unions not close on contracts 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 10:52 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The contracts for more than 40,000 Illinois state workers will expire at the end of the month, and their unions and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's negotiating team apparently aren't close to agreeing on new ones. The impasse has gotten more public attention in recent days, with union members staging nearly 100 protests throughout the state to rally public support to their calls for fair contracts. With the potential for a far-reaching strike or lockout looming, here are some things to know: