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Illinois Legislature May Vote On Marriage Equality As Early As January

via Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business Legal gay marriage may be coming to Illinois as soon as next month. After counting heads and consulting with legislative leaders, the chief sponsors of a bill to permit same-sex couples to get married in the state this morning disclosed they intend to push for a vote in the … Continue reading

Court Decision Ends Illinois’ Ban On Carrying Concealed Weapons

via Dave McKinney and Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a divided federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois’ Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry. “The debate is over. We won. And there will be a … Continue reading

Illinois’ Governor Quinn Says He Will Work To Help “Build A Majority” For Same Sex Marriage

via Rich Miller, Capitol Fax Up until yesterday, Gov. Pat Quinn has been hedging on whether he’d support a gay marriage bill. From the AP… Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn’t know if he would support legislation that would give same sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. The Democrat supported same sex … Continue reading

Chicago Is The Most Corrupt City In America

via The Huffington Post As our former governor prepares to head west to begin his prison sentence, Chicago was given the unfortunate title of “most corrupt” city in America in a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs. University of Illinois at … Continue reading

Illinois Concealed Carry Ruling: Gun Rights Group Files Appeal With U.S. Supreme Court

via The Huffington Post A gun rights group filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday after a federal judge in Springfield defended Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons. In an opinion issued Friday, U.S. Judge Sue Myerscough said the Second Amendment gives citizens the right to have guns in their home — not carry … Continue reading

Illinois Adds 30,000 Jobs As Wisconsin Sees Nation’s Biggest Payroll Losses In October

via The Huffington Post Illinois Governor Pat Quinn finally has some political ammunition to use the next time Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker mocks the Land of Lincoln’s economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois added the most jobs in the nation in October, while Wisconsin saw a “significant decline” in employment. As … Continue reading

Sears Leaving Illinois? Gov. Quinn: Ohio Offered Retailer $400 Million

via The Huffington Post With the Illinois state legislature still deliberating a tax incentive package to lure both Sears Holdings Corp. and the CME Group to keep their operations in the state, an offer from another state referenced by Gov. Pat Quinn serves as a stark reminder of how high the stakes are. Quinn told … Continue reading

Illinois’ Budget: From Worst to ‘Worster’

via Steven Malanga, Real Clear Markets What could be worse in Illinois right now? It’s November and ‘Da Bears’ are barely above .500, while the hated Packers are undefeated and the Lions (the Lions?!) are positioning themselves for a playoff run. Here’s what could be worse. Illinois’ state budget, filled with gimmicks, constructed for years … Continue reading

Governor Quinn Unveils New Veterans Cash Lottery Ticket – Proceeds Help Illinois Veterans

via Chicago Press Release Services Governor Pat Quinn today launched the Illinois Lottery’s 2011 Veterans Cash lottery game. All the proceeds from the sale of these tickets benefit Illinois Veterans. Proceeds from ticket sales help pay for medical care, post-traumatic stress disorder treatment, disability benefits, and housing assistance services for Illinois Veterans. “The men and … Continue reading

Quinn Would Consider Keeping Prison Open

via Jennifer Brandel, WBEZ Gov. Pat Quinn said Wendesday he’s willing to consider reallocating money to avoid a prison closing. Seven state facilities including a central Illinois prison might close because of a lack of state funds. But Quinn said the money to keep the prison open must come from re-allocation, and that he won’t … Continue reading

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