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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Quinn Appoints Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller
  2. Article number 2 - Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Announces Ebola Task Force
  4. Article number 4 - Bald Eagle Days - Pere Marquette State Park
  5. Article number 5 - IEMA Highlights ‘Spirit of Giving’ in December
  •  Governor Quinn Appoints Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller

    Governor Quinn Appoints Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the appointment of state Budget Director Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller following the unexpected passing of Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer will serve as Comptroller on an interim basis to ensure that state operations continue uninterrupted and will resign from the post on Jan. 12, 2015.

  •  Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865

    Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865

    November 22, 2014, to February 28, 2016

    A powerful look at Lincoln’s greatest words and how they helped end slavery in America. One hundred fifty years after the Civil War ended and Lincoln died, this exhibit, presented by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum and the Chicago History Museum, shows what was at stake for the slaves, soldiers and families caught up in the crisis Lincoln devoted himself to ending.

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  •  Governor Quinn Announces Ebola Task Force

    Governor Announces Ebola Task Force

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn announced a task force that will help ensure the public health system across Illinois is prepared for the Ebola virus. The task force was established through Executive Order with the Illinois Department of Public Health and includes members representing health care, local public health, emergency responders, the Illinois State Board of Health, state agencies and others to further strengthen our ability to respond to Ebola. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect the health of the people of Illinois.

  •  Bald Eagle Days - Pere Marquette State Park

    Bald Eagle Days - Pere Marquette State Park

    Pere Marquette State Park will be presenting informative programs about bald eagles this winter. Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat, why they spend winter months in the area, and much more.

    All programs will begin at the park's visitor center at 8:30 A.M. (reservations required).

    Pere Marquette State Park Website

  •  IEMA Highlights ‘Spirit of Giving’ in December

    IEMA Highlights ‘Spirit of Giving’ in December

    SPRINGFIELD – Trying to find the perfect holiday presents for everyone on your list? The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is offering gift ideas to help your loved ones stay safe when disaster strikes.

    “While you’re shopping this holiday season, consider gifts that can help friends and family stay safe during all types of emergencies,” said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken.

    Ready.Illinois.gov - Plan and Prepare