CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced coordinated measures being taken by Illinois state agencies to prepare for heavy snowfall this evening that can create treacherous driving conditions in areas throughout the state. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to keeping all Illinois residents safe this winter.
“In anticipation of another winter storm, state of Illinois personnel and emergency crews are ready and working around the clock to help keep people safe in these dangerous conditions,” Governor Quinn said. “I urge everyone to use caution and stay alert while we battle what will hopefully be one of the last winter storms.”
Illinois residents – many of whom never had health insurance – now have access to affordable, comprehensive coverage options through Get Covered Illinois – the Health Marketplace for Illinois. The enrollment deadline is March 31st, take the first step today.
1. Visit the Get Covered Illinois website
2. Call the Get Covered Illinois Help Desk at (866) 311-1119 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
3. Speak to a trained Navigator in your community for free.
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that a new report has found Illinois leads the nation in the number of communities using renewable electricity. The report shows 91 Illinois communities have achieved 100 percent renewable electricity, far more than any other state. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.
“Renewable energy benefits everyone, from energy customers to Illinois farmers to anyone who breathes our air,” Governor Quinn said. “This new study confirms that people around the world can look to Illinois as an example of what can be done with renewable energy.”
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an innovative state program to help provide affordable homeownership opportunities for people and communities in need. The Illinois Homebuyer Rehabilitation Assistance Program will allow hard-working families buying vacant homes to apply for grants up to $25,000 to help encourage the reuse of vacant single-family properties. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to strengthen and stabilize Illinois communities by making homeownership more affordable.
SPRINGFIELD – Following federal denial of urgently-needed disaster assistance, Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $45 million state relief package to help Illinois local governments recover from the deadly November tornadoes. This assistance was assembled at the Governor's direction following the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denial of the state's appeal for federal disaster assistance for local governments.
The Governor’s Office is joining with members of the General Assembly, state agency representatives, parents, school administrators, teachers, labor unions and advocacy groups to examine governance, funding and other issues associated with the education options for blind and/or deaf students.
The Governor's Office is joining with the Office of the Comptroller, the Office of Management & Budget, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Revenue and the Department of Corrections to begin the process of modernizing the State's Financial Accounting Systems.