NEWS articles

Quinn signs sterilization bill

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law banning the sterilization of disabled adults without a court order. Advocates are calling it a civil rights victory.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Coming soon: Way more charter schools

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Slight relief for students getting MAP grants

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Student aid grants could get boost, Quinn says

Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants keep from cutting Monetary Award Program grants that college students rely on. That's one of many programs the legislature must find a way to fund -- or else cut -- by a deadline at midnight tonight.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Quinn signs bill with money for new CSU campus

The capital spending bill puts $40 million toward a West Side Chicago State University campus and $31 million toward a new building at Olive-Harvey College.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

New bill will cap utility payments for poor

The bill will also help gas companies reduce the amount of energy they use, and provide consumer financing for energy efficient appliances.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Freelance home-care workers win right to unionize

Gov. Pat Quinn quietly passed the order as he negotiated with state Republicans during a budget crisis. It could set off a new battle for membership among unions.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri