News

Legislature Will Start Budget Work without the Governor

Legislature Will Start Budget Work without the Governor

The Illinois legislature, while granting Gov. Pat Quinn’s request to push back his budget speech five weeks, vowed to start on a budget without him.

The governor was asked his thoughts about this during a Springfield event Tuesday, the day before the 205th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Quinn used the opportunity to tap into his inner history teacher.

“We always have to keep on working,” Quinn said. “It says in our Constitution, ‘to form a more perfect union.’ We’re never perfect. We always have to keep on working to higher ideals and aspirations. I think that’s one of the lessons that Abraham Lincoln taught us when he was here on Earth: that democracy is something all of us are involved in.”

Quinn chose not to comment on political coercion and sexual harassment allegations against a Republican candidate for governor, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford. “I don’t know much about the facts, so I’m not going to venture any opinion,” Quinn said.

 

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

State Attorney General Warns Against Immigration Scammers

immigration reform

Lisa Madigan's office warns those applying for deportation relief to be on the lookout for scammers posing as Notarios.

in Local

Cullerton Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Tom Cullerton

HJR 91 helps returning veterans transition back to civilian life.

in Local

New Lincoln Exhibit Opens Today at Presidental Museum & Library

Lincoln Presidential Museum

New exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death and 10th anniversary of ALPLM.

in Local

Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

state_capitol_3

The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.

in Local

Durbin: President Did Right Thing on Immigration

immigration

Durbin tells Illinois colleagues to take action, not complain