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Archive for July 2011

Oral Cancer Drug Insurance Parity Bill Gets OK from Gov. Pat Quinn

(Chicago, IL) — July 27, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to ensure that health insurance benefits apply equally between oral and injectable cancer drugs, ensuring that cancer patients have more affordable and at times, necessary, treatment options. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn OKs State Investment Boost in Illinois Venture Capital Firms

(Chicago, IL) — July 25, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to boost state investment in high-technology, venture capital firms. Continue reading »

12 Appointed to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board by Gov. Pat Quinn

(Chicago, IL) – July 21, 2011. As part of an effort to overhaul Illinois’ dysfunctional workers compensation system, Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced 12 appointments to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. Continue reading »

Illinois Charter School Oversight Panel OK’d by Gov. Pat Quinn

(Chicago, IL) — July 20, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that establishes an independent charter school commission to authorize and regulate charter schools throughout Illinois. Continue reading »

Illinois Business Group Praises Gov. Pat Quinn’s OK of Bill to Streamline Environmental Permitting

(Chicago, IL) — July 12, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that streamline the environmental permitting process in Illinois for Illinois businesses, drawing praise from Illinois’ top manufacturing group. “Simplifying and speeding up the review process for environmental permits will help Illinois companies begin hiring, investing and producing more quickly,” said Quinn. Sponsored by … Continue reading »

Legal First: Illinois Mom Adopts Her Kids

(Chicago, IL) — July 7, 2011. In a legal first, an Illinois mom was able to adopt four of her kids last week. And she has five more adoptions coming. The first case in which parental rights were restored to a birth mother whose rights were previously terminated by an Illinois court was completed last … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn OKs Illinois Gun Owner ID Publication Exemption, Easing Fears in Armed Illinois Households

(Springfield, IL) – July 2, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today quietly signed legislation that exempts Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card holders from the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, easing the fears in armed households around Illinois. “As Governor, I have made increasing openness and transparency in government one of my top priorities,” said Quinn, who … Continue reading »

Ann Schneider Gets Top Illinois Department of Transportation Job – Temporarily

(Chicago, IL) — July 1, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn announced today the appointment of Ann Schneider as acting Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation. “As we head into this busy construction season, the department of Transportation needs an energetic and capable leader, and Ann L. Schneider has shown herself time and again to be … Continue reading »

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