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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Quinn and Company Officials Open Nippon Sharyo Expansion in Rochelle
  2. Article number 2 - Illinois: Where Fresh Is
  3. Article number 3 - Celebration of The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  4. Article number 4 - Summer? No Sweat. A Summer Survival Guide.
  5. Article number 5 - Illinois Products Farmers’ Market Opens!
  •  Governor Quinn and Company Officials Open Nippon Sharyo Expansion in Rochelle

    Governor Quinn and Company Officials Open Nippon Sharyo Expansion in Rochelle

    ROCHELLE – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing, LLC officials to open their expanded passenger rail car production facility, Shop 3, at the company’s Rochelle manufacturing plant. The new facility will help Nippon Sharyo become even more competitive in the United States passenger railcar market, meet the industry’s growing “Buy America” demands and create 90 jobs at the Rochelle facility. Today’s event is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs in the booming high speed rail industry and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

  •  Illinois: Where Fresh Is

    Illinois: Where Fresh Is

    Television advertising, billboards and social media outlets across the state have begun promoting Illinois: Where Fresh Is, a campaign highlighting Illinois-grown produce at more than 300 participating locations, including, grocery stores, farmers’ markets and farm stands.

    Each location is proudly displaying the Illinois: Where Fresh Is banner near its Illinois-grown fruits and vegetables section to encourage consumers to buy local! This is the second year of the program. Several of last year’s participants saw up to a 50% increase in sales due to their participation.

    Where Fresh Is brochure

  •  Celebration of The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Celebration of The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    On July 2, the 50th anniversary of the signing of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Illinois Department of Human Rights Director Rocco Claps opened the Freedom Riders exhibit which will be available for viewing on the atrium level of the JRTC.

    The program also included Thomas Madison Armstrong who was a Freedom Rider in the ‘60s.

    Photos from this event are available here.

  •  Summer? No Sweat. A Summer Survival Guide.

    Summer? No Sweat. A Summer Survival Guide.

    Summertime’s warm weather prompts most people to get outside and enjoy more outdoor activities. Regardless of which activity you choose — swimming, boating, bicycling, gardening — it is important to avoid health and safety hazards. The tips in this booklet will help you avoid some of the more common hazards associated with the summer season, so you can have fun in the sun!

  •  Illinois Products Farmers’ Market Opens!

    Illinois Products Farmers’ Market Opens!

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Products Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Commodities Pavilion on the Illinois State Fairgrounds starting May 8.

    As the title sponsor of the Illinois Products Farmers Market, Springfield Clinic will have physicians and staff on hand to offer marketgoers weekly health screenings, as well as educational programs related to nutrition, fitness and wellness, and healthy recipes.

    "Project Get Fit!" is returning for a second year and is made possible by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. In partnership with Springfield YMCA, "Project Get Fit!" incentivizes youngsters' ages 5 through 18 to participate in recreational programs at either of Springfield's YMCA branches.