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  1. Article number 1 - Happy Earth Month 2014!
  2. Article number 2 - Governor Quinn Urges Homebuyers to Act Fast and Take Advantage of Welcome Home Illinois Program
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Quinn Unveils Six-Year, $8.6 Billion Transportation Construction Program
  4. Article number 4 - Governor Quinn Discusses Plan to Make College More Affordable and Accessible
  5. Article number 5 - Governor Quinn Launches Pledge to Support Child Abuse Prevention
  •  Happy Earth Month 2014!Happy Earth Month 2014!

    In Illinois, we consider every day to be Earth Day. Protecting our natural resources helps to improve our public health, economy, tourism and quality of life. We take our stewardship duties seriously and Illinois State Government tries to lead by example. We invite you to explore our Earth Month website to learn about the wide array of initiatives we’ve undertaken to make Illinois a more livable place for future generations.

  •  Governor Quinn Urges Homebuyers to Act Fast and Take Advantage of Welcome Home Illinois ProgramGovernor Quinn Urges Homebuyers to Act Fast and Take Advantage of Welcome Home Illinois Program

    CHICAGO – Two weeks after first launching the Welcome Home Illinois loan program, Governor Pat Quinn is traveling to cities across Illinois to raise awareness of the program, discuss its benefits and explain how people can participate. The Governor is visiting Chicago, Rockford, the Quad Cities and Peoria to discuss the impact first-time homebuyers have on the state’s economy and urge them to act fast while the program is available. The events are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to drive economic growth by making homeownership more affordable in Illinois.

  •  Governor Quinn Unveils Six-Year, $8.6 Billion Transportation Construction ProgramGovernor Quinn Unveils Six-Year, $8.6 Billion Transportation Construction Program

    SPRINGFIELD – Days after receiving positive feedback from bond rating agencies regarding his fiscal year 2015 budget plan, Governor Pat Quinn today unveiled a six-year, $8.6 billion construction program that will improve roads and bridges throughout Illinois while making major investments in public transportation. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and build a 21st century infrastructure that will drive Illinois’ economy forward.

  •  Governor Quinn Discusses Plan to Make College More Affordable and AccessibleGovernor Quinn Discusses Plan to Make College More Affordable and Accessible

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today visited three major Illinois universities to discuss his plan to double the state’s investment in the Monetary Award Program (MAP) over the next five years. In the first year alone, Governor Quinn’s plan will provide 21,000 more students with an opportunity to attend college that would not otherwise be available. Today’s event is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all people have access to quality education and opportunity.

    “Money shouldn’t stand in the way of a deserving student and a college diploma,” Governor Quinn said. “This increase in MAP funding will make sure more Illinois students are on their way to earning a degree and joining the 21st century workforce.”

  •  Governor Quinn Launches Pledge to Support Child Abuse PreventionGovernor Quinn Launches Pledge to Support Child Abuse Prevention

    CHICAGO – In an effort to stamp out child abuse in Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn joins Children’s Home + Aid and the Illinois Blue Bow Committee to create the Governor’s Pledge. The Governor’s Pledge, launched in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month, urges the public to take an active role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

    Take the Pledge!

Featured Sites

Get Covered Illinois - The Official Health Marketplace Honoring Latino Heritage in Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity IllinoisJobLink.com Illinois Joining Forces Illinois Clean Water Initiative green.illinois.gov Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry - Illinois Fuel Up to Play 60 Illinois Export Advisory Council Advantage Illinois IL Department of Labor Serve Illinois - Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Data.Illinois.gov - State of Illinois Data Portal DRS Success drs.illinois.gov/success Sunshine: Illinois Accountability Project Save Our State Money: State Government Suggestion Award Board Appointments.illinois.gov Donate: The Illinois Military Family Relief Fund Blow the Whistle: WhistleBlower.Illinois.gov

Focus Items


Education for Illinois’ Deaf and Blind Children

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.


Financial Reporting Standards Board

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.