News

Event Honoring Pat Quinn Raises “Pay to Play” Questions

Event Honoring Pat Quinn Raises “Pay to Play” Questions

Photo: Associated Press/Seth Perlman

An Illinois lobbying firm that shares leadership with a state subcontractor is hosting a fundraiser for a group financially supporting Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election.

The event raises questions about “pay to play” politics in one of the most competitive governor’s races in the nation.

The Roosevelt Group is hosting a fundraiser at its office Tuesday for the Democratic Governors Association “honoring Pat Quinn,” according to the invitation. The group has contributed $260,000 to its political action committee supporting Quinn’s re-election.

Roosevelt Group’s principals also own a consulting firm that has a $250,000 state subcontract to promote health insurance coverage. State law bars contractors from contributing to officeholders with control over contracts.

Quinn campaign spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says the event isn’t a Quinn fundraiser and he’s not attending it.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Cab Driver Charged with Endangerment After Mt. Vernon Teen Leaves Camp

police lights

A 13-year-old girl went missing after being dropped at an overnight church summer camp.

in Local

New Attorneys for Man Accused of Killing Quincy 7th Grader

jail

The Adams County public defender's office cited a conflict of interest.

in Local

Illinois River Hits Record Flood Stage at Meredosia

illinois river flooding

The river surpassed its 1943 record of 28.7 feet on Wednesday.

in Local

Danville Condemns Dick Van Dyke’s Childhood Home

Professional Dancers Society's 28th Annual Gypsy Award Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 29 Mar 2015
Credit: WENN.com

The childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke could be torn down after Danville condemned it.

in Local

Unions Seek Full Pay Despite Lack of State Budget

gavel2

Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time.