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
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.
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."
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.