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Archive for September 2011

Illinois Public Health Department Gets $24 Million Federal Grant to Fight Chronic Diseases

(Chicago, IL) – September 29, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Illinois a $24 million grant to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. The Illinois Department of Public Health was one … Continue reading »

Quinn Announces $345 Million Plan to Help 15,000 Illinois Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

(Chicago, IL) – September 15, 2011. Before heading out the door tomorrow to China for an eight-day trade mission, Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $345 million program to help approximately 15,000 Illinois homeowners threatened by foreclosure. “The economic downturn has left too many Illinois families at risk of losing their homes,” Quinn said. “The … Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Goes to China

(Chicago, IL) — September 15, 2011. Coming on the heels of an excursion to China by Illinois Treasurer and 2014 GOP governor hopeful Dan Rutherford, Governor Pat Quinn today announced that he too will travel to the People’s Republic of China on a trade mission, starting tomorrow. The Governor will arrive in China on September 17 … Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Seeks Out Superman

(Chicago, IL) – September 14, 2011. After thrashing energy giant ComEd on Monday, Governor Pat Quinn yesterday went looking for Superman. Quinn zoomed over to the Chicago production set of the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” to flex some gubernatorial muscle and to highlight the Illinois film industry’s record $161 million in spending in … Continue reading »

With Backing from A.G. Lisa Madigan, Gov. Pat Quinn Vetoes ComEd Smart Grid Bill

(Chicago, IL) – September 12, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to witness his veto of a bill that would have allowed ComEd to develop an electricity producing “Smart Grid” financed by a guaranteed consumer and business rate hike. “More than 1.5 million people and businesses have had to … Continue reading »

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