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Illinois Gov. Quinn Announces Capital Improvements
 
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Governor Pat Quinn visited Brookfield Zoo today and announced $15.6 million in funding will go for much-needed repairs and updates to the zoos aging buildings and exhibits. The capital funds will help make urgent repairs to many of the zoo's aged electrical, sanitary, structural, roofing and HVAC systems. The funding is part of the "Illinois Jobs Now!," a job generation and capital improvement program aimed at revivign the states ailing economy by creating and retaining over 439,000 jobs over six years. Investing in Brookfield Zoo will create jobs and help ensure that one of our top tourist attractions keeps people coming to Illinois, said Governor Quinn. With Illinois Jobs Now!, we can fund important projects that will help revitalize our economy while laying a foundation for future growth. Brookfield Zoo opened in 1934, and much of the infrastructure dates back to the same era. The repairs and upgrades will create more than 370 construction jobs. It will also help the zoo prevent layoffs, exhibit closures and the elimination of award-winning conservation education programs. Thanks to Governor Quinn, we can begin to make worthy, well-planned and much-needed repairs to Brookfield Zoos aging infrastructure, said Dr. Stuart Strahl, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Zoological Society. With this important capital funding we can create jobs for Chicago-area skilled laborers while averting significant layoffs at Brookfield Zoo. In 2009 Brookfield Zoo pumped more than $150 million into the Illinois economy while supporting 2,000 jobs. It was the states most popular outdoor cultural attraction with more than 2.2 million guests and 102,500 member households, including more than one million children under the age of 11. Additionally, the zoos education programs reached 2,000 teachers and 22,000 students in area schools.
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Governor Quinn Announces $30 Million "Illinois Jobs Now!" Capital Project in Pekin
 
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PEKIN - January 12, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn announced plans to begin construction on a section of Veterans Drive in Pekin, IL. The $30 million project is funded by the "Illinois Jobs Now!" plan and is expected to create about 250 construction jobs.
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Governor Quinn signs Illinois' Capital Bill - Quinn For Illinois
 
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July 13, 2009 - Governor Pat Quinn signed into law bills that create the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! plan, which will revive the states ailing economy by creating and retaining over 439,000 jobs over the next six years.
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Governor Quinn Announces Major Capital Investment in Illinois State University
 
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NORMAL -- February 21, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $54 million capital investment to build a new fine arts complex that will strengthen Illinois State University's renowned arts programs and create 775 construction jobs. Funded through the governor's Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, the project is part of his commitment to creating jobs and growing the Illinois economy.
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10/04/10: Gov. Quinn Highlights Amtrak's $40 Million Capital Investment in Chicago's Union Station
 
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CHICAGO -- October 4, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Amtrak Board Chairman Tom Carper to announce a $40 million capital construction project to improve Amtrak's Union Station in Chicago. The project will double the passenger waiting area, add new restrooms and install air conditioning in the Great Hall. The two-year project will be financed through Amtrak's capital projects budget and is expected to support 100 construction jobs. "New high-speed and passenger rail service will bring thousands of visitors to downtown Chicago, boosting our tourism industry and supporting Illinois' continued economic recovery," said Governor Quinn. "This major construction project will put Illinoisians back to work and help Union Station give visitors to the city of Chicago a welcome befitting the Land of Lincoln." In January, the state of Illinois received $1.2 billion in high-speed rail funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), most of which will fund a high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. The following day, Governor Quinn announced new service to Rockford and the Quad Cities from Union Station through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital plan. Union Station serves as the hub for the Midwest network, which received $2.6 billion in ARRA funding in January, the most of any regional network. The network connects major cities and universities throughout the region to Chicago. Over the next several years, new and improved high-speed and passenger rail service is expected to drastically increase ridership throughout Illinois and the Midwest. Amtrak has seen record ridership in 2010. Major Midwest routes to and from Union Station have all posted impressive ridership increases since 2009, including the Chicago-St. Louis service, which boasts an 11 percent improvement. The Metropolitan Planning Council recently released a report citing the benefits to tourism of highspeed and expanded passenger rail service to Chicago. Projections show that over the next 10 years, an additional 800,000 tourists will visit Chicago because of the rail improvements, generating an additional $510 million in direct and indirect spending. "Improvements to Union Station are a top priority for Amtrak," said Amtrak Chairman Carper. "Illinois is a national leader for passenger rail, and its commitment to work with other Midwestern states to build a robust service network from Union Station will allow us to bring more travelers to and from Downtown Chicago." Designed by famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, Union Station opened in May 1925. On average, 55 Amtrak trains arrive at or depart Union Station each day. The station serves six of Metra's 11 lines. On an average weekday, close to 140,000 passengers pass through Union Station. The Great Hall serves as one of Illinois' top tourist and special events destinations, and has been a frequent location for motion pictures such as The Untouchables.
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Operating Engineers Local 150 Endorse Governor Quinn for Illinois
 
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October 19, 2009 [CHICAGO] Praising Governor Pat Quinn for his effective leadership in passing Illinois Jobs Now!, Illinois first comprehensive capital program in more than a decade, Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers on Monday announced its endorsement of Governor Quinn. This year, Governor Quinn has shown that he understands how important it is for our citizens to be working, James M. Sweeney, President-Business Manager of Local 150, said during an open-air news conference in downtown Chicago. The economic decline over the past year has been devastating for the construction industry. When it was time to step up to the plate on the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction bill, Governor Quinns leadership and willingness to work with legislative leaders created jobs and helped keep struggling families together. Workers need a leader who will stand up and fight for them, and Pat Quinn is that leader. Right here in Chicago, were seeing Illinois investment in public works create jobs today and opportunities tomorrow, Quinn said. Across the street, workers are building a new childrens hospital partly funded by an $8 million grant from the State of Illinois. I am honored by the support of the members of Local 150, whose skill and labor contribute so much to the fabric of our state. In his remarks to a group of Local 150 members, Governor Quinn thanked them for their effective, powerful support of his Illinois Jobs Now! program. Over the next six years, Illinois Jobs Now! is expected to create and retain more than 439,000 jobs, helping to revive Illinois economy. Countryside-based Local 150 represents more than 23,000 working men and women in various industries, including construction, construction material production, concrete pumping, steel mill service, slag production, landscaping, and public works. Local 150s endorsement lengthens the already long list of major Illinois unions that have endorsed Governor Quinn. Last month, UNITE HERE endorsed Governor Quinn, and the Teamsters Joint Council 25 and the Service Employees International Union's Illinois Council announced plans to work together to support Governor Quinns 2010 campaign.
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Governor Pat Quinn Signs $31 Billion "Illinois Jobs Now!"  7/13/09
 
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Governor Quinn Signs $31 Billion Illinois Jobs Now! Capital Construction/Economic Recovery Plan Means Over 439,000 Jobs Illinois Jobs Now! CHICAGO - July 13, 2009. — Governor Pat Quinn today signed into law bills that create the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! plan, which will revive the states ailing economy by creating and retaining over 439,000 jobs over the next six years. At a bill signing ceremony, Governor Quinn stressed this is the first statewide capital construction effort to become law in over a decade. This is a crucial economic recovery initiative that will generate whats needed most in Illinois: jobs, jobs, jobs, said Governor Quinn. Illinois Jobs Now! provides many long-awaited improvements to our bridges and roads, transportation networks, schools and communities. Governor Quinn added that Illinois Jobs Now! will create many new green weatherization jobs, protect and improve the states fresh water supplies, and advance high-speed rail from Chicago to St. Louis, which will cut down on auto traffic and emissions. With Illinois Jobs Now!, our state rises to the challenge of building a viable green economy for the 21st Century that serves our people and strengthens our businesses, said Governor Quinn. For more information, please visit jobsnow.illinois.gov.
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Governor Quinn Announces $2.6 Million Capital Investment in Illinois Central College
 
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EAST PEORIA -- Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $2.6 million state investment to build a 24,000 square-foot addition at Illinois Central College that will enhance a number of the school's key programs, creating opportunities for students throughout the region. The project will also create jobs and support local economic growth. Today's announcement is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to ensure that all people have access to quality education and opportunity.
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Governor Quinn Signs $1.1 Billion Capital Construction Bill
 
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CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new state capital construction bill that invests $1.1 billion in road and bridge projects to improve transportation and create jobs and boost economic development across Illinois, including Cook and DuPage Counties. The bill, which follows Governor Quinn's successful six-year, $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, will deliver more than 210 projects and create an estimated 14,300 jobs. The legislation is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois' economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Proposes Bold Plan to Stabilize the Public Pension System
 
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CHICAGO -- April 20, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today announced a bold plan that secures public workers' retirement while fixing the state's pension problem that has been created over decades of fiscal mismanagement. The proposal is expected to save taxpayers $65 to $85 billion based on current actuarial assumptions. The changes will lead to greater certainty in Illinois' business climate, respond to concerns from ratings' agencies regarding the state's unfunded pension liability and support the continuation of the state's capital plan that is putting hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents back to work. The Governor's proposal follows weeks of discussion by the Governor's pension working group.
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David Vaught on Capital Plan
 
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Gov Quinn's budget chief, David Vaught, talks about some of the numbers surrounding Illinois' $30 billion construction package.
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Governor Quinn Announces Capital Investment in Illinois Wesleyan University
 
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BLOOMINGTON – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $1.1 million investment in Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington to improve safety and address critical maintenance issues. The investment is funded by the Governor’s Illinois Jobs Now! construction program and is part of his agenda to improve higher education in Illinois, create jobs and drive the economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Announces Capital Investments in Three Illinois Colleges
 
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QUINCY – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments totaling $2.3 million for projects at Quincy University as well as Illinois College and MacMurray College in Jacksonville. The investments are part of Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! construction program. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to improve higher education in Illinois, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Announces $1 Million Investment in Brookfield Zoo Improvements
 
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CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $1 million for improvements at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. The funding will assist in the development of a new building designed for children and adults with disabilities, underserved communities, and veterans and their families. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, the investment is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to increase recreational opportunities, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Celebrates Completion of Interstate 80 Expansion Project
 
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MOKENA - October 24, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn, joined by Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider and other state and local officials today announced the completion of construction on Interstate 80 from U.S. 30 to U.S. 45 in Will County. The $26 million project- funded through Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction plan- widened and improved a nearly 8-mile stretch of I-80. The project created or supported nearly 340 construction jobs, and the improvements will help spur economic development, minimize travel delays, improve access to businesses and enhance safety.
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Illinois's Vaught, Sinsheimer Discuss Tax-Increase Plans
 
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July 30 (Bloomberg) -- David Vaught, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's budget director, and John Sinsheimer, Quinn's director of capital markets, spoke with Bloomberg's Darrell Preston, Flynn McRoberts and Ken Kohn on July 28 about the state's plan to increase individual and corporate income-tax rates. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Governor Quinn Announces Start of Construction on New Transportation Center in Joliet
 
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JOLIET-- September 21, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn, joined by Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider and other state and local officials, broke ground today on a new multimodal transportation center in downtown Joliet. As part of Governor Quinn's commitment to building a 21st century infrastructure in Illinois, the project begins a complete overhaul of a key stop on the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail line. The $42 million project, which includes a $32 million commitment from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, will create almost 400 construction jobs, improve safety for travelers and serve as a catalyst for future transit-oriented development in Joliet's historic City Center.
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10/10/11: Governor Quinn Opens First Chicago Ideas Week
 
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CHICAGO -- October 10, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today opened the first-ever Chicago Ideas Week conference and proclaimed this week "Ideas Week" in Illinois. Chicago Ideas Week is a seven-day celebration of ideas, innovation and community, that will focus on bringing the world's best speakers together with the Midwest's best thinkers. Today's event follows Governor Quinn's launch of a program last week to give Illinois entrepreneurs access to $78 million in capital for new and innovative business ideas.
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Governor Quinn Announces $54.8 Million Investment in Chicago Area Colleges and Universities
 
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CHICAGO -- Governor Pat Quinn today announced $54.8 million in grants to colleges and universities in the Chicago area, including nearly $4.8 million for major improvements at Columbia College, the site of today's announcement. The grants are part of $90 million included for this fiscal year in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the critical needs of the state's private colleges and universities. Today's announcement is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to improve higher education in Illinois while creating thousands of construction jobs.
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Governor Quinn Announces $100 Million for Local Transportation Projects
 
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BERWYN -- August 23, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $100 million capital investment to address local transportation needs and put people to work throughout Illinois. The funding, which is part of the governor's six-year, $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, will fund the repair of municipal, township and county infrastructure and improve public safety. Illinois Jobs Now! has created or supported more than 140,000 jobs since 2009.
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02/18/2011: Governor Quinn Announces Partnership to Boost Sustainability in Illinois
 
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CHICAGO -- February 18, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced an initiative to boost the state's sustainability efforts through the increased use of electric vehicles. Under the plan, the state will invest $1 million of Illinois Jobs Now! capital funding to install state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the Chicagoland area.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investment for New Community Health Center in Garfield Park
 
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CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $2 million investment to construct a new community health center in the Garfield Park neighborhood in Chicago. The funds, included in Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, will allow the state to reduce healthcare spending and save taxpayer dollars. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all people have access to quality healthcare and improve the health and well-being of people throughout Illinois.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Beardstown Park District for New Recreation Facility
 
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BEARDSTOWN – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment for the Beardstown Community Park District to construct a new recreation facility in Beardstown. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to increase recreational opportunities, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announces $2.6 Million Investment in ICC
 
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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn held a press conference in the Student Lounge on the ICC - East Peoria Campus this afternoon to announce that ICC will receive $2.6 million which will fund a Sustainability Center. ICC President John Erwin thanked the Governor and credited the ICC Board of Trustees for their continued support of capital projects to advance the college's educational mission. "This stand-alone building will be a Sustainability Center that will be located near the Route 24 entrance and has been a proposal filed with the State of Illinois as a capital building project. It will house our heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) program, architecture, and other programs affiliated with sustainability," Erwin says. "Another component of the new building will be a community resource center in which local residents can come to learn about green programs and sustainability practices." In his remarks, the Governor also shared plans to invest more funding for the Monetary Awards Program (MAP) which is the state financial aid program. Governor Quinn said the $50 million increase in MAP funding would support more students in need. "We want to make sure everyone who needs help can get it," Quinn said. The increase in MAP funding would double the state's MAP investment over the next five years and is estimated to provide 21,000 more students with an opportunity to attend college.
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Governor Quinn Announces Capital Funding to Disinfect the Chicago River
 
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CHICAGO -- April 12, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today announced $10 million in state funding to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago to improve water quality in Chicago area waterways. The funding being provided through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program will support design and engineering of new facilities to disinfect discharges into the Chicago River/Chicago Area Waterway System at two wastewater treatment plants. The work will result in healthier, cleaner water than ever before.
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5/15/2010: Governor Pat Quinn "Put People to Work" Peoria Illinois
 
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Governor Pat Quinn holds news Conference to talk about "Put People to Work" Jobs Program.
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Pat Quinn speaking at the capital building 06-23-09
 
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Gov. Pat Quinn speaking to the critical mass of people swarming the capital building on June 23. Thousands of protesters, concerned about cuts to social services, greeted lawmakers this week as they returned to Springfield to work on a state spending plan.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Blue Island for Major Stormwater Control Projects
 
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BLUE ISLAND – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments for stormwater control projects in Blue Island from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ water infrastructure, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Congressman Mike Quigley endorses Governor Pat Quinn for Illinois
 
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[CHICAGO] Commending Governor Pat Quinns focus on economic recovery, passion for ethics reform, and longstanding concern for the environment, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) today announced his endorsement of Governor Quinn. "Pat Quinn has brought a passion to serve and a willingness to take on historical problems on behalf of the families of Illinois," said Congressman Quigley. "Our state has been paying the cost of corruption for too long; now more than ever, we can't afford it. I'm proud to support Governor Quinn and will do what I can to further reform at all levels of government along with him." Throughout his years in public service, Mike Quigley has always stood up for the people against machine politics and special interests, Governor Quinn said. I am honored by Congressman Quigleys endorsement, and I look forward to working with him to make Illinois a stronger, greener, more prosperous state. In announcing his endorsement on Monday, Congressman Quigley said he strongly supports Governor Quinns $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital plan, which is already putting people back to work in Cook County and throughout the state. Combined with the federal stimulus program, Illinois Jobs Now! is helping Illinois move toward economic recovery. Like Congressman Quigley, Governor Quinn is committed to a 21st-century vision of clean air and water, green jobs, and sustainable energy. Reflecting that commitment, Illinois Jobs Now! invests $1.3 billion in environmental projects, including $516 million for water projects. Quigley also noted Quinns achievements in reforming state government, citing the words of Justice Louis Brandeis, sunshine is the best of disinfectants. With that same motto in mind, Governor Quinn created the new online Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal and signed legislation that increases oversight of lobbyists, toughens the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, and overhauls the state procurement process.
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Governor Quinn Announces $5.3 Million for Southern Illinois Local Transportation Improvements
 
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MARION -- Governor Pat Quinn today joined local and area officials to announce $5.3 million from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program that can be used to repair municipal, township and county infrastructure in southern Illinois. The funds are in addition to the annual Motor Fuel Tax revenues these municipalities are scheduled to receive this year. Today's announcement is part of Governor Quinn's commitment to address local transportation needs, create jobs and drive Illinois' economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Maywood Park Recreation Center
 
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MAYWOOD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment for a park development and improvement project in Maywood. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to increase opportunities for recreation, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Sauk Village Water Supply Project
 
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SAUK VILLAGE– Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $4.8 million investment to improve the drinking water supply system for Sauk Village. Funded by the Governor’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, this project will help keep the village’s water supply system clean and contaminant-free. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to drive the economy forward and protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ water infrastructure.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Rock Falls Community Health Center
 
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ROCK FALLS – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment to help expand Community Health Center services in Whiteside County. The funds, included in Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, will allow the state to reduce healthcare spending and save taxpayers money. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all people have access to quality healthcare and improve the health and well-being of people throughout Illinois.
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Gov. Quinn Abolishes Illinois' Death Penalty
 
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Gov. Pat Quinn tells the press he has a signed a bill into law abolishing the death penalty, and how he came to the conclusion to do so.
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Governor Quinn Announces Road Improvement Project in Cicero
 
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CICERO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a state investment of $2.9 million from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program for a road improvement project in Cicero. The funds will be used to repave a large section of Austin Boulevard, a key route through the city. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to improve Illinois’ transportation infrastructure, create jobs and drive the economy forward.
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09/28/10: Governor Quinn Announces Temporary Extension of Successful Jobs Program
 
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CHICAGO -- September 28, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today announced the extension of the Put Illinois to Work (PIW) program for up to two months to serve as a bridge until Congress votes on an extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund (TANF/ECF). The federal program, which supports Put Illinois to Work, is set to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress acts to extend the effective job creation measure. More than 26,000 workers have been hired since Put Illinois to Work was launched last April. "The best way to make our economy stronger is to put people to work -- that is why we are temporarily continuing this successful program until Congress acts to extend the program. It is good for families, small business owners and communities," said Governor Quinn. "We cannot afford to lose momentum as we continue our economic recovery. Quick action by Congress will keep thousands of people at work in Illinois and will continue to build on the progress we have already made." Putting people back to work is a key priority for Governor Quinn, and strategic programs by the Department of Transportation (IDOT), Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), and the Department of Human Services (IDHS) have supported continued improvement in the state's economy. The August statewide unemployment rate of 9.9 percent (not seasonally adjusted) is in single digits for the first August since 2008, offering additional trend data that shows the Illinois economy is steadily improving. Illinois has added more than 37,000 jobs this year, including more than 10,000 manufacturing jobs. Since Jan. 2009, DCEO has put together 93 business investment packages that have created and retained nearly 20,000 jobs and leveraged $2.38 billion in private investment. In addition, IDOT is currently leading Illinois' largest road construction program in state history through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. From 2009 through the end of this year the state will have invested approximately $8 billion to repair or rebuild 4,800 miles of roads and 566 bridges, creating an estimated 155,000 short-term and permanent jobs. "Put Illinois to Work is a statewide subsidized employment program designed to provide individuals facing barriers to employment the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, and to earn a wage," said IDHS Acting Secretary Grace Hong Duffin. "Put Illinois to Work has placed over 26,000 trainee-workers with over 5,000 private, not-for-profit and government employers across Illinois. With the experience and skills gained through Put Illinois to Work, these individuals are better equipped to enter the workforce, and to compete for better paying jobs." Put Illinois to Work is a collaborative effort of IDHS and Heartland Human Care Services and over two dozen partner organizations across the state. Funding was provided through TANF/ECF, which was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Governor Quinn Announces Capital Investments for Columbus Park and Berwyn Park Projects
 
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CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments for development and improvement projects at Chicago’s Columbus Park and the Berwyn Park District. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the $3 million in projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to increase recreational opportunities, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Tours Readiness Center at Heartland Community College
 
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NORMAL -- Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Brig. Gen. Daniel Krumrei, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, to tour the Readiness Center construction project on the campus of Heartland Community College in Normal. The $19.7 million Illinois Army National Guard facility included $8 million in construction funds from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital program and is supporting 100 construction jobs. Once the project is complete later this year, 22 full-time and approximately 200 part-time servicemembers will work out of the Readiness Center.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Aurora University
 
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AURORA – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments totaling $2.1 million for Aurora University. The funds are part of Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, and today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to improve higher education, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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04/07/11: Governor Quinn Unveils $11.5 Billion Multi-Year Construction Program
 
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CHICAGO -- April 7, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today unveiled the state's new $11.5 billion multi-year construction program. The program will create 155,000 jobs and spark economic development throughout the state while improving safety and reducing congestion. Driven by the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, the statewide multi-year plan for fiscal years 2012 through 2017 will improve 3,248 miles of road and replace or rehabilitate 611 bridges. In the upcoming fiscal year, the state is expected to improve 490 miles of road and 105 bridges.
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Governor Quinn Announces Major Education Investment to Expand Job Training in South Suburbs
 
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SOUTH HOLLAND -- February 21, 2013. As part of his commitment to create jobs and grow the Illinois economy, Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by community leaders to announce a major state capital investment at South Suburban College (SSC). The $52.5 million project for an allied health addition at SSC will be supported by $41.6 million in funding from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program and will create an estimated 750 jobs. Once complete, the addition will dramatically expand opportunities for students in the south suburbs to pursue essential professional training for good-paying jobs in fast-growing medical fields.
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Governor Quinn Press Conference Highlights
 
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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn held a press conference at South Suburban College on February 21st to announce a $52.5 million project for an Allied Health addition that will be supported by $41.6 million in funding from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.
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Governor Quinn Announces Major Investments in Chicago Park District
 
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CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced $2.4 million in capital investments for the Chicago Park District to make improvements to Archer, Hamilton, Dvorak, McKinley and Sherman Parks. Supported by the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to increase recreational opportunities, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investments for Stormwater Management Projects in Cook County Communities
 
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BERWYN – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments for stormwater management projects in Berwyn, Forest Park and Westchester from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ water infrastructure, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in State of the Art Science Labs at Saint Xavier University
 
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Gov. Pat Quinn announced a $2.2M investment in Saint Xavier University (SXU) on Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of a $100 million set aside this fiscal year in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. This investment will fund construction of additional chemistry and biology labs as well as innovative learning environments that introduce SXU students to new laboratory techniques, experimental design opportunities and statistical analysis.
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Governor Quinn Announces New Stormwater Management Projects in DuPage County
 
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WESTMONT – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments for stormwater management projects in DuPage County from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ water infrastructure, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Saves MAP Grants - Quinn For Illinois
 
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CHICAGO October 18, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to cover critical second-semester MAP funding for nearly 138,000 eligible students. Senate Bill 1180 appropriates full funding for the need-based student aid program, allowing both students and colleges to plan for the Spring 2010 college term. I salute the General Assembly for their swift response to what could have been a serious setback to students across the state who rely on MAP funding for their education, said Governor Quinn. I look forward to continuing to work with the legislature to find revenue to support this critical program. The Illinois Monetary Award Program is a need-based grant available through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Budget cuts in the Spring 2009 legislative session severely limited student aid for the 2009-2010 academic year, causing approximately 138,000 MAP grant recipients to receive only 50 percent of their award, covering only the Fall 2009 school term. In addition, an estimated 130,000 eligible students, who applied in Illinois after May 15, would have received no MAP aid at all. Over the past few months, Governor Quinn has participated in rallies with students, parents, teachers, administrators, lawmakers and other interested citizens across the state in the last few weeks to draw attention to the critical problem facing students who rely on MAP grants. Governor Quinn has addressed MAP rallies at Bradley University, Black Hawk Community College, John Wood Community College, University of Illinois at Champaign, SIU Carbondale, SIU Edwardsville, Northern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Chicago and in Springfield at the Illinois Education Association Center. The legislation takes effect immediately.
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Governor Quinn Announces Completion of First Phase on Route 59 Improvement Project
 
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NAPERVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the completion of the first phase of the Illinois Route 59 reconstruction project in Naperville. Today marked the completion of retaining wall work along the project’s 3.4 mile roadway expansion that has created more than 1,000 jobs. The Governor’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program funding is creating a wider Route 59 and an improved Interstate 88 interchange to accommodate increased traffic and economic growth between Naperville and Aurora. Today’s event is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to improve Illinois’ transportation system, create jobs, and drive the state’s economy forward.
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Governor Quinn Discusses Plan to Make College More Affordable and Accessible
 
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CHICAGO -- Governor Pat Quinn today visited three major Illinois universities to discuss his plan to double the state's investment in the Monetary Award Program (MAP) over the next five years. In the first year alone, Governor Quinn's plan will provide 21,000 more students with an opportunity to attend college that would not otherwise be available. Today's event is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to ensure all people have access to quality education and opportunity.
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Governor Quinn Opens Next Phase of WIU Quad Cities Riverfront Campus
 
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MOLINE - Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by state and local officials and school leaders to open Phase II of the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities (WIU) Riverfront campus in Moline. The $42 million facility was funded by Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program and expands the educational opportunities available to Quad Cities area residents. Today’s event is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to prepare every child for success in college, career and beyond.
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