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State Rep. Tom Holbrook Tapped as Illinois Pollution Control Board Chief, Boosting Salary $50,000

(Chicago, IL) – October 24, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today named State Rep.Tom Holbrook (D-Belleville) to head the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Holbrook will resign his House seat on Tuesday. Continue reading »

20-Member Illinois Environmental Justice Council OK’d by Gov. Pat Quinn

(Chicago, IL) — August 16, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn likes to establish all sorts of commissions, task forces, councils, and boards to confront problems when more concrete solutions are in short supply. Quinn today delivered another such blue ribbon panel. The governor today signed legislation that creates Illinois’ first “environmental justice” panel that will assess … Continue reading »

To Boost Illinois Recycling Gov. Pat Quinn Approves iJunk Law

(Chicago, IL) — August 10, 2011. Move over bottles and cans, recycling in Illinois has gone high-tech. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that expands the types of electronic products, like iPods, that must be recycled and toughens penalties for those who ignore the mandate. Continue reading »

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