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By Laurel White/MEDILL

Gov. Pat Quinn seemed like a candidate for re-election, sounding a theme of working with residents to make "our Illinois" better.

Joining the gun control chorus

by Laurel White

Governor Pat Quinn called for an Illinois ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, as well as strengthened background checks and a law requiring the reports of lost and stolen weapons in his annual State of the State address.

A minimum wage at the maximum

by Ananth Baliga

Gov. Pat Quinn supports legislation to increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour as a way to help small businesses. Will this increase in wages, in the current economic scenario, adversely affect small businesses and be a counterproductive move by the governor?

COLA freeze as part of pension reform

by Tanya Basu

In his State of the State speech Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn called for freezing cost of living adjustments as part of pension reform.