Tag Archives: Pat Quinn

CN Sep 19, 2013

  Governor Quinn got some great news this week – he pretty much has the Democratic primary to himself.  It isn’t clear that Bill Daley would have beaten Quinn, but the Tribune’s Hal Dardick says things have really fallen Quinn’s … Continue reading

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CN Aug 8, 2013

  Did Pat Quinn do the right thing by withholding paychecks for Illinois legislators until they pass pension reform? Neither Chris Robling, a Republican strategist/commentator, nor Dave Lundy, a Democratic strategic/commentator, think he did. It sets too ugly a precedent … Continue reading

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CN March 29, 2013

Governor Pat Quinn offered a serious admonition to Chicago Public Schools leadership about closing 50-some elementary schools when he stopped by for a special edition of Chicago Newsroom on Friday. “That has to be done with extreme care,” he warned. … Continue reading

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CN March 7, 2013

“Many people are trying to profit from the social failures of others, says Salim Muwakkil, noted author and WVON radio host, on this week’s show.  “You see that where these profit-making prisons are popping up. And the charter school situation … Continue reading

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CN November 15, 2012

Public pensions take the spotlight in today’s discussion, featuring Mayoral Tutorial‘s Don Washington and education blogger Fred Klonsky. At the urging of many activists and civic groups, the referendum issue on the state ballot last week that would have restricted … Continue reading

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CN May 10, 2012

“For years and years and years, benefits were being increased but contributions were not.”  That’s the simplest, easiest-to-understand  summary of our current pension mess, as articulated by Jason Grotto, the Tribune reporter who researched and co-authored several recent stories on … Continue reading

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