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Aon, Chrysler, Ford Logon to Gov. Pat Quinn’s New “Help-Wanted” System

(Chicago) – April 5, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn announced on Wednesday a new “help wanted” system that connects job seekers with job hunters. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Submits Federal Emergency Management Agency Appeal for Harrisburg Tornado

(Springfield, IL) – March 16, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn will submit an official appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday morning asking the agency to reconsider its denial of Illinois’ federal disaster assistance request for five Southern Illinois counties, including the town of Harrisburg in which 7 people died, walloped on February 29 by deadly tornadoes. Continue reading »

This Just In … Gov. Pat Quinn Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr. over Debbie Halvorson

(Chicago, IL) – March 11, 2012. Annoyed by ex-U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson’s public campaign for the job of Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary in an effort to box in Gov. Pat Quinn on the decision, Quinn today returned the favor by endorsing Halvorson’s opponent, Jesse Jackson Jr. in their congressional primary battle. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Appoints Ex-State Rep. Bob Flider Illinois Agriculture Department Director

(Springfield, IL) – February 15, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today named Bob Flider director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. “It is important that our Agriculture agency is led by someone who understands the key role of agri-business in our economy,” Quinn said. Flider served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2003 through 2011, … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Delivers Mars Candy Valentines to Kids at Shriners Hospital for Children

(Chicago, IL) ­– February 14, 2012. On Valentine’s Day, Governor Pat Quinn visited the Chicago Mars candy factory to announce new data on the company’s recent Illinois growth and to pick up bags of candy for hospitalized kids. “Right here in Illinois, Mars is manufacturing Snickers, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers and it is only … Continue reading »

Illinois House, Senate Override Gov. Pat Quinn’s ComEd “Smart Grid” Veto

(Springfield, IL) – October 26, 2011. A veto by Governor Pat Quinn of a bill to upgrade the Illinois’ electric grid, the so-called “Smart Grid” plan– has been overridden by both the Illinois House and Senate. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Slams ComEd “Smart Grid” Follow-Up Bill Targeted to Mollify Critics

(Chicago, IL) — October 24, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today blasted the legislative initiative of Illinois lawmakers to gussy up ComEd’s “Smart Grid” legislation, Senate Bill 1652, with a follow-up bill to address the concerns of legislative critics and others with the aim to override Quinn’s earlier veto of the bill. Continue reading »

Rep. Lang Says Gov. Quinn’s Office Unwilling to Negotiate on Illinois Gaming Bill

(Springfield, IL) – October 14, 2011. A plan to add five casinos throughout the state, expand the number of places where people can make bets at each casino, and allow video gambling at horse tracks eked out of the Legislature this spring but stalled in the face of opposition from Governor Pat Quinn. Continue reading »

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 »

Despite Criticism by Lisa Madigan of Illinois Workers Compensation Reform, Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Bill

(Chicago, IL) — June 28, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that overhauls of Illinois’ workers’ compensation system and claimed that the new law will save Illinois businesses between $500 and $750 million dollars. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Announces Illinois Tourism Grew $2.2 Billion in 2010

(Chicago, IL) — June 20, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois’ tourism industry generated $29.3 billion in revenue in 2010, an increase of more than $2.2 billion. “The gains we experienced in 2010 clearly show that the tourism industry continues to play a critical role in our state’s ongoing economic recovery,” said Quinn. … Continue reading »

Illinois Unpaid Bills Total $4.5 Billion-$19 Million More than Last March

(Springfield, IL) — April 12, 2011. Illinois has emerged from the worst of a violent financial storm, but the sun isn’t shining yet. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn’s Plan to Cut Illinois School Bureaucracy Draws Little Legislative Support

(Springfield, IL) — March 25, 2011. Illinois’ regional superintendents are realizing they might not make the cut for state money in Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to close the more than $13 billion budget gap. Continue reading »

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