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Our View: Illinois Civil Unions Are Not a Tourist Attraction

Let’s be clear. Governor Pat Quinn’s backing of civil unions for gay and lesbian couples has been up to this point both noble and courageous. Continue reading »

Illinois Election Results 2010: Progressive, Conservative, and Tea Party Voters Help Hand Governor Pat Quinn Victory on Election Day

(Chicago, IL) — November 3, 2010. First, let us be clear: Pat Quinn won. Second, progressive, conservative, and tea party voters helped him do it. Continue reading »

Illinois Election Results 2010: Governor Pat Quinn Defeats Senator Bill Brady

(Chicago, IL) – November 3, 2010. While the bean counters and lawyers at the Cook County and Chicago Board of Elections continue to sift through the uncounted absentee and other ballots in the Illinois Governor’s race, it is clear that Governor Pat Quinn has defeated GOP State Senator Bill Brady. Continue reading »

Illinois Election Results 2010: Governor Pat Quinn’s Claim on Victory Strengthens

(Chicago, IL) – November 3, 2010. With 99% of the precincts counted and with approximately 15,000 absentee ballots in Cook County and Chicago yet to be counted, Governor Pat Quinn’s current 8,349 edge will likely provide sufficient buffer to claim victory in the race against State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington). Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Senator Bill Brady Leads Governor Pat Quinn by 3 Points, New Internal Poll Says

(Chicago, IL) — November 2, 2010. State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is leading Governor Pat Quinn in the Illinois governor race by three points, according to a source privy to a recent internal Brady tracking poll. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Democratic Surge Fades as GOP Retakes Congressional Lead, New Poll Says

(Chicago, IL) — October 19, 2010. After pulling even with the GOP in public opinion polls for two weeks, Democrats have once again fallen far behind on the generic congressional ballot of likely voter intentions, a new poll says. Continue reading »

Illinois Governor Debate 2010: Conflict-of-Interest Votes, Ethics Questions Dog Bill Brady at WBEZ Debate

(Chicago, IL) — October 18, 2010. State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) faced an onslaught of ethics criticism from Governor Pat Quinn over controversial votes that Brady had cast relating to a downstate housing development project that potentially could have benefited his home building business. Continue reading »

Illinois Governor Debate 2010: WBEZ Chicago Public Radio Debate Excludes Green Party Nominee Rich Whitney, Too Bad

(Chicago, IL) — October 17, 2010. Unlike its public broadcasting counter part in Southern Illinois on Thursday night, the WBEZ Chicago Public Radio Illinois governor debate will exclude Green Party gubernatorial nominee Rich Whitney at Elmhurst College tonight. Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn, Sheila Simon, and “Matt the Welder” to Star at Dem Rallies on Oct. 11

(Chicago, IL) — October 6, 2010 Governor Pat Quinn and Democratic Lt. Governor nominee Sheila Simon next week will kick off the first in their series of statewide “Putting Illinois Back to Work” rallies. Quinn and Simon will swing through Chicago, Rockford, Rock Island, Peoria, Decatur, Marion, and Champaign on October 11. “This election is … Continue reading »

As Unpaid Bill Backlog Rises to $8.75 Billion, Illinois Now Ranks Worst in Nation for Late Payments to Human Service Agencies, New Report Says

(Chicago, IL) — October 7. Illinois is the worst state in the nation for late payments to nonprofit human service providers, according to a new report released today by the Urban Institute. Continue reading »

Illinois Poverty: 983,744 Chicago region residents now living in poverty, new report says

(Chicago, IL) – September 30, 2010. Chicago’s poorest residents have been hit the hardest by the economic downturn, according to a new report released yesterday by the Social IMPACT Research Center at Heartland Alliance, prompting concern from Chicago lawmakers. Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Bill Brady Campaign Says Pat Quinn Forced to Pull TV Ad; Quinn Camp Says Untrue

(Chicago, IL) – August 5, 2010. GOP State Senator Bill Brady’s gubernatorial campaign last night rocketed out a press release claiming “… Governor Pat Quinn was forced today to pull his latest attack ad from the airwaves for misleading attacks …,” while the Quinn campaign claimed it was untrue. Brady’s campaign says it was notified … Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Governor Pat Quinn Hears a Ticking Sound on the Illinois Budget as Election Day 2010 Approaches

Governor Pat Quinn’s gubernatorial campaign yesterday called on GOP opponent State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) to detail his plan for the Illinois budget, arguing that the campaign clock was ticking. Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Governor Pat Quinn and State Senator Bill Brady Both Claim $2.3 Million Campaign Cash-on-Hand

(Chicago, IL) – July 19, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn’s campaign for governor today announced that it raised nearly $5.1 million in combined campaign contributions in the first half of 2010. The campaign had nearly $2.3 million cash in the bank on June 30th. Quinn’s campaign cash-on-hand equaled what GOP opponent State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) … Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Bill Brady Raises $3.2 Million for Campaign against Governor Pat Quinn

(Bloomington, IL) — July 16, 2010. State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) today announced that his gubernatorial campaign against Governor Pat Quinn has raised $3.6 million in campaign contributions through the first half of this year. Boy, that’s a lot of dough. In a report to be filed by July 20 with the State Board of … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Would Bill Brady Cut Governor Staff Salaries by 10%?

(Chicago, IL) — July 7, 2010. What policy would State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) adopt toward gubernatorial staff salaries were he to become governor? Would he cut top staff salaries by 10%? The Associated Press yesterday revealed that Governor Pat Quinn has handed out 43 raises to 35 staffers, averaging 11.4%, over the last 15 … Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Hands Out Raises to Top Staff; Senator Bill Brady Says Quinn “Lost Control of State Government”

(Chicago, IL) — July 6, 2010. Oof. A new report by the Associated Press reveals that Governor Pat Quinn has handed out 43 raises to 35 staffers, averaging 11.4%, over the last 15 months. Some raises exceeded 20%. Can you spell b-o-n-e-h-e-a-d-e-d? Illinois is approximately .37¢ away from insolvency. It has a $13 billion deficit. … Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Illinois Education Association “Recommends” Pat Quinn for Governor; Senator Bill Brady Says Union Choses “Status Quo”

(Chicago, IL) — July 6, 2010. Illinois’ largest education employees’ organization today announced that it is “recommending” Governor Pat Quinn and his running mate Sheila Simon in the November 2010 general election. The Board of Directors for the Illinois Education Association, which backed Comptroller Dan Hynes in the Democratic primary over Quinn, voted overwhelmingly to … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Senator Bill Brady and Governor Pat Quinn Duel over Budget “Failure”

(Chicago, IL) — July 1, 2010. At the start of the new Illinois budget, Bill Brady and Pat Quinn yesterday were hurling some version of “fail” at each other in dueling statements. Welcome to the Illinois budget debate. Senator Brady was first out of the grate, criticizing Quinn on the new Fiscal Year 2011 budget … Continue reading »

Illinois Governor Election 2010: Despite $1 Million of TV Ads, Bill Brady’s Campaign Tanks 9 Points, New Poll Says

(Chicago, IL) — June 25, 2010. Earlier this week, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carol Marin bewailed Governor Pat Quinn’s political situation: “Gov. Quinn has problems. Big problems.” Marin pointed to State Senator Bill Brady and a GOP governor’s group burst of television advertising as Exhibit A to prove Quinn’s perilous political position. “Quinn’s GOP opponent has … Continue reading »

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