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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Quinn Urges People Across Illinois to Support “Operation Hero Miles” this Holiday Season
  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 Urges People Across Illinois to Support “Operation Hero Miles” this Holiday Season

    Governor Quinn Urges People Across Illinois to Support “Operation Hero Miles” this Holiday Season

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today urged people across Illinois to support Operation Hero Miles, a program that helps injured servicemembers connect with their families. The Governor today donated 4,000 frequent flyer miles to Operation Hero Miles and highlighted the program's positive impact on the lives of military families. Today’s Christmas Eve announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to honor, protect and support the men and women who have served our nation.

  •  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