CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he hopes to convince lawmakers to agree to hold a special election in 2016 to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
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QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois mayor who lobbied for a pardon for 1800s abolitionist Richard Eells is cheering that the late man finally has been absolved of helping runaway slaves.
OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — An investment of $26 million by taxpayers will allow communities across Illinois to buy land for parks and improve recreation.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A man once imprisoned for accidentally shooting his southern Illinois roommate to death nearly 60 years ago is among the latest to be pardoned by Illinois’ outgoing governor.
The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan reports that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s pardon of 73-year-old Fred Sinroll was among roughly 100 that Quinn granted as he prepares to leave office.
Sinroll had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the 1956 shooting death in which he accidentally killed his roommate with a 12-gauge shotgun he stored under his bed at their Carbondale apartment.
Sinroll was 20 at the time.
In 1957, Sinroll served five months of nights at a Vandalia prison and later spent three years on probation.
He now lives outside of Illinois.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration concedes it missed its end-of-the-year target for deciding which businesses will receive permits to begin the state’s medical marijuana program.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois veterans with disabilities will be eligible for more property tax exemptions under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed new eavesdropping restrictions for Illinois after the old law was declared unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new state law will make it tougher for felons to receive a public pension.
CHICAGO (AP) — Distributing private images online without a person’s consent will be a felony under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.