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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Quinn Promotes Welcome Home Illinois Program at Annual Affordable Housing Conference
  2. Article number 2 - Illinois Arts Council Agency Announces Poetry Out Loud State Final
  3. Article number 3 - IDNR Awards Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grants to Schools
  4. Article number 4 - Beware Of Fire Danger From Alternative Heat Sources
  5. Article number 5 - Governor Quinn Proclaims Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day in Illinois
  •  Governor Quinn Promotes Welcome Home Illinois Program at Annual Affordable Housing ConferenceGovernor Quinn Promotes Welcome Home Illinois Program at Annual Affordable Housing Conference

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today addressed the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing where he discussed the state’s commitment to affordable homeownership and his new Welcome Home Illinois loan program for first-time homebuyers. The mortgage assistance package has seen significant interest since its launch in March – so far 384 Illinois residents have reserved $46 million in total financing. The conference is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to drive Illinois’ economy forward by improving access to affordable housing.

  •  Illinois Arts Council Agency Announces Poetry Out Loud State FinalIllinois Arts Council Agency Announces Poetry Out Loud State Final

    ILLINOIS – The Illinois Arts Council Agency is pleased to announce Illinois’ 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud State Final, featuring recitations by sixteen regional contest winners. The event will take place on Friday, March 14, 2014, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Springfield’s Hoogland Center for the Arts. Attendance is free, open to the public, and accessible.

    For an in-depth look at the national Poetry Out Loud program, visit www.poetryoutloud.org

    Pictured on left is the 2013 Illinois State Champion Rapheal Mathis. (Photo courtesy of Poetry Out Loud)

  •  IDNR Awards Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grants to SchoolsIDNR Awards Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grants to Schools

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller today announced the awarding of more than $96,000 in Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grants. The 103 grants to schools in 41 counties, made possible through private donations, will assist more than 7,700 students to visit Illinois state parks, museums and other natural resources sites to learn about nature and conservation.

    Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Information

    Illinois Conservation Foundation

  •  Beware Of Fire Danger From Alternative Heat SourcesBeware Of Fire Danger From Alternative Heat Sources

    SPRINGFIELD - The Office of The Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is raising awareness about winter fire risks, especially with the use of space heaters and fire places as alternative sources to heat homes. Nearly half of all home heating related fires occur between the months of December and February, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

    “This is very dangerous time for fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. During this rough winter it is imperative to remind the public of the proper use of space heaters and other ways to stay warm,” said State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis.

    Be smart and fire safe. For more information on fire safety please visit OSFM website www.sfm.illinois.gov or www.nfpa.org/safetytips.

  •  Governor Quinn Proclaims Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day in IllinoisGovernor Quinn Proclaims Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed Tuesday, April 22 as “Earth Day” in Illinois and urged residents to get outdoors and involved in keeping Illinois at the forefront of conservation and sustainability. The Governor also discussed the work the state is doing to improve sustainability and protect our environment. Today’s proclamation is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

    Happy Earth Month!

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