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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Pat Quinn Join to Encourage Support for ALS Research
  2. Article number 2 - Illinois: Where Fresh Is
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Public a Voice Regarding Millionaire Tax for Classroom Education
  4. Article number 4 - Summer? No Sweat. A Summer Survival Guide.
  5. Article number 5 - Public Hearing for 2015 LIHEAP State Plan
  •  Governor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Pat Quinn Join to Encourage Support for ALS Research

    Governor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Pat Quinn Join to Encourage Support for ALS Research

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Pat Quinn, creator of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) “Ice Bucket Challenge,” the North Lawndale Eagles football team and the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter Executive Director Julie Sharp to raise awareness for the ALS Association. The Governor also proclaimed August 20 as “Ice Bucket Challenge Day” in Illinois and issued the following statement:

  •  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! Several of last year’s participants saw up to a 50% increase in sales due to their participation.

    Where Fresh Is brochure

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Public a Voice Regarding Millionaire Tax for Classroom Education

    Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Public a Voice Regarding Millionaire Tax for Classroom Education

    BERWYN – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that will give Illinois residents the opportunity to voice their opinion on whether millionaires should pay a little more to help ensure all students have access to a high-quality education. The legislation establishes a statewide advisory referendum on the November 4 ballot to ask voters if they favor a surcharge paid by the state’s wealthiest individuals to provide much-needed funding for public education in classrooms across Illinois. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to delivering stronger education in Illinois.

  •  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!

  •  Public Hearing for 2015 LIHEAP State Plan

    Public Hearing for 2015 LIHEAP State Plan

    PUBLIC NOTICE – The State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Illinois Conference Room, 3rd floor at 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL and in the 7th floor Conference Room at 500 East Monroe Street, Springfield, IL. These two locations will be linked via video conference.

    Public Hearing Agenda

    Draft 2015 LIHEAP State Plan