CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois' top priority is a tax increase to help fund Illinois schools.
Quinn says that's the message after his close election win.
The Chicago Democrat made his comments Tuesday during his first official governmental appearance since defeating Republican Bill Brady last week.
Quinn says he's confident reality will set in for lawmakers who are due back in Springfield next week for the fall veto session.
Quinn championed a 1-percentage point increase in the income tax for education, but lawmakers have resisted his past efforts to raise taxes.
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