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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be able to hire more veterans under new legislation signed into law.  Governor Pat Quinn signed four veterans-related bills yesterday in honor of the Illinois State Fair's Veterans Day.  One law allows the agency to hire more veterans as conservation police by waiving the four-year college requirement and goes into effect immediately.  Another bill doubles the number of days allotted for military service-related hospital visits for some state employees from two to four days annually.  The other laws deal with treatment records of veterans i

Quinn Signs Transparency Legislation

Jul 20, 2012
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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation to improve public access to information about government meetings. 

From NPR: Jerry Seinfeld's new series is called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and the promos promise exactly that.

Quinn says Solving Pension Problem is Imperative

Jul 19, 2012

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says solving the state's pension problem is imperative, and he's warned lawmakers not to go anywhere next month.  Illinois has eighty-five billion dollars in unfunded liability when it comes to its pension systems. 

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The entire state of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and Governor Pat Quinn plans to visit the southern end of the state Monday to discuss the plans for responding to dry conditions. 

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn spent the morning of the Fourth of July signing three new laws affecting service members.  Quinn says it's a fitting day to sign legislation that will, in his words, “make sure our heroes receive the services they need."  

Quinn on Alleged Disabled Abuse Report

Jul 2, 2012

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he was disturbed by media reports of dozens of cases of alleged abuse against disabled people uninvestigated by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

NPR reports the FBI has identified around 100 Muslim extremists in the US military

Illinois Cuts Superintendent Jobs

Jun 26, 2012

Illinois will trim the number of regional school district superintendent offices in the state. Governor Pat Quinn signed four education bills yesterday, including one that cuts the number of superintendents from 44 to 35. 

Tamms Prison To Close

Jun 21, 2012

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s decision to shut down the Tamms Supermax Prison in southern Illinois is drawing praise from human rights groups.