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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will be challenged by GOP businessman candidate

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn coasted to a win in the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, while the Republican primary to choose a candidate to challenge Quinn in November was too close to call several hours after polls closed. Republicans are looking to Illinois as…

Illinois governor Pat Quinn signs new ‘background checks’ law: ‘Guns are a plague on too many of our communities’

Private gun sales in Illinois must now be approved by state police under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on Sunday. WGN-TV reported that as of January 1, 2014, the law will require gun sellers to contact a police hotline to confirm that the buyer holds a valid…