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  •  - Chrysler President and CEO Sergio Marchionne  listens to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn speak during a news conference at the Chrysler Belvidere Assembly plant

    Chrysler President and CEO Sergio Marchionne listens to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn speak during a news conference at the Chrysler Belvidere Assembly plant

    Posted: 2/2/2012 2:44:03 PM EST
    Chrysler President and CEO Sergio Marchionne (R) listens to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn speak during a news conference at the Chrysler Belvidere Assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Marchionne Quinn and Brereton talk at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere

    Marchionne Quinn and Brereton talk at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere

    Posted: 2/2/2012 2:42:24 PM EST
    Chrysler President and CEO Sergio Marchionne (C) shakes hands with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (L) and Belvidere Mayor Frederic Brereton after a news conference at the Chrysler Belvidere Assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Posted: 2/1/2012 5:10:50 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Posted: 2/1/2012 5:07:45 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Illinois Governor Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Posted: 2/1/2012 4:51:47 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Illinois Governor Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Posted: 2/1/2012 4:38:44 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

    Posted: 2/1/2012 4:34:09 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Il., February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

    Posted: 2/1/2012 4:32:29 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Il., February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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    Posted: 1/20/2012 6:30:46 PM EST
    FILE - This Feb. 18, 2004 file photo shows, a metal gate that blocks the main entrance to the Vandalia Correctional Center, in Vandalia, Ill. With Illinois' prison population continuing to rise and Gov. Pat Quinn refusing to reinstate a program that gave well-behaved prisoners early release, lawmakers from both parties are pushing plans this spring to find alternatives to incarceration or other ideas to reduce the state's packed lockups. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam,File)
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    Posted: 1/20/2012 6:30:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 2004 file photo, eighty-six inmates share a dormitory at the minimum-security Vandalia Prison in Vandalia, Ill. With Illinois' prison population continuing to rise and Gov. Pat Quinn refusing to reinstate a program that gave well-behaved prisoners early release, lawmakers from both parties are pushing plans this spring to find alternatives to incarceration or other ideas to reduce the state's packed lockups. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman,File)
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    Posted: 12/13/2011 6:25:47 PM EST
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol after the Senate passed the tax break legislation Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 in Springfield, Ill. The Democrat said Tuesday the action aimed at keeping key companies in the state and decreasing the tax burden on low-income workers and others shows "what you can accomplish when you focus and work together in a bipartisan way." (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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    Posted: 12/9/2011 6:05:50 PM EST
    In this March 13, 2009 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at the James R.Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. While Chicago has dominated the state's politics more often than not in its 193 year history, two lawmakers from central Illinois now are pitching lop Chicago and Cook County off from the rest of Illinois and make it stand alone as the nations 51st state. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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    Posted: 10/15/2011 12:56:03 PM EST
    ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY OCT. 16, 2011-- FILE - In this June 1, 2011 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters while in his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. With the state billions of dollars behind in paying its debt, collecting on unpaid bills can be a torturous, confusing process, and the rules for who gets paid and how quickly are not always followed. Gov. Pat Quinn?s budget office encourages people to go to a website and fill out the form if they want to claim a financial hardship, but businesses can also call or write directly. Budget spokeswoman Kelly Kraft said Quinn doesn?t believe that someone should get paid more quickly if a politician is intervening. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
  •  - Illinois Governor Quinn speaks after National Governors Association meeting at the White House in Washington

    Illinois Governor Quinn speaks after National Governors Association meeting at the White House in Washington

    Posted: 9/8/2011 4:19:04 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn speaks to the press after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama during a National Governors Association meeting at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
  •  - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama blesses a scarf for Illinois Governor Quinn and actress Beals in Chicago

    Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama blesses a scarf for Illinois Governor Quinn and actress Beals in Chicago

    Posted: 7/17/2011 7:34:45 PM EST
    Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (C) blesses a scarf for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (L) and actress Jennifer Beals at a public talk on "Bridging the Faith Divide" on interfaith co-operation at the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion in Chicago July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Illinois Governor Quinn speaks after National Governors Association meeting at the White House in Washington

    Illinois Governor Quinn speaks after National Governors Association meeting at the White House in Washington

    Posted: 7/2/2011 11:48:49 AM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn speaks to the press after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama during a National Governors Association meeting at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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    Posted: 7/2/2011 3:00:54 AM EST
    FILE In this Jan. 31, 2000 file photo, Illinois Gov. George Ryan announces a moratorium on executions during a news conference in Chicago. On July 1, 2011, a ban that Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law in March 2011 took effect, ending death row in Illinois. It's a quiet last chapter to the story of capital punishment in Illinois, which captured the attention of the world in 2000 when then-Gov. George Ryan imposed a moratorium. Ryan cleared death row entirely three years later. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Carrera, File)
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    Posted: 7/2/2011 3:00:46 AM EST
    FILE - This file photo provided Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by the Illinois Information Service shows Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signing legislation to abolish the state's death penalty at his office in Springfield. On Friday, July 1, 2011, the ban Quinn signed into law took effect. It's a quiet last chapter to the story of capital punishment in Illinois, which captured the attention of the world in 2000 when then-Gov. George Ryan imposed a moratorium. Ryan cleared death row entirely three years later.(AP Photo/Illinois Information Service, Randy Squires, File)
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 6:30:53 PM EST
    FILE In this June 1, 2011 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters at his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Quinn wants to cancel raises for thousands of state employees to help cope with the Illinois budget crisis. On Friday, July 1, 2011, people with direct knowledge of the governor's plan said that skipping the 2 percent raises would affect nearly 30,000 workers and save $77 million. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 6:30:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this June 1, 2011 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters at his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Quinn wants to cancel raises for thousands of state employees to help cope with the Illinois budget crisis. On Friday, July 1, 2011, people with direct knowledge of the governor's plan said that skipping the 2 percent raises would affect nearly 30,000 workers and save $77 million. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)