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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Quinn and Company Officials Open Nippon Sharyo Expansion in Rochelle
  2. Article number 2 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Public a Voice Regarding Millionaire Tax for Classroom Education
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Ensure Quality Distance Learning and Online Education Programs
  4. Article number 4 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Improve Charter School Fairness and Accountability
  5. Article number 5 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Help Combat Flooding in Illinois
  •  Governor Quinn and Company Officials Open Nippon Sharyo Expansion in RochelleGovernor Quinn and Company Officials Open Nippon Sharyo Expansion in Rochelle

    ROCHELLE – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing, LLC officials to open their expanded passenger rail car production facility, Shop 3, at the company’s Rochelle manufacturing plant. The new facility will help Nippon Sharyo become even more competitive in the United States passenger railcar market, meet the industry’s growing “Buy America” demands and create 90 jobs at the Rochelle facility. Today’s event is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs in the booming high speed rail industry and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Ensure Quality Distance Learning and Online Education ProgramsGovernor Quinn Signs Legislation to Ensure Quality Distance Learning and Online Education Programs

    CHAMPAIGN – Governor Pat Quinn today visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to sign a law to help boost the quality of distance and online learning programs across Illinois and other states. The Governor also signed laws to streamline higher education financial processes and to extend the Task Force on Civic Education. Today's actions are part of Governor Quinn's agenda to ensure that everyone in Illinois has the opportunity for a high quality education.

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Improve Charter School Fairness and AccountabilityGovernor Quinn Signs Legislation to Improve Charter School Fairness and Accountability

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to improve fairness and accountability in the student selection process, governance and funding of charter schools throughout Illinois. The reform legislation sets new standards of transparency for charter schools, which receive public funds but operate independently. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to give every child the opportunity for a high quality education and also make Illinois’ government more accountable, transparent and effective.

    “Every child deserves access to a good school,” Governor Quinn said. “With this new law, the public will now have more information and more say in how charter schools operate and spend public funds.”

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Help Combat Flooding in IllinoisGovernor Quinn Signs Legislation to Help Combat Flooding in Illinois

    OAK LAWN – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to help combat flooding across the state and protect Illinois’ drinking water. The legislation makes stormwater management and treatment projects available for state financial assistance following last year’s record rainfall and severe flooding that affected communities across Illinois. At today’s bill signing in Oak Lawn, Governor Quinn also announced that the community will be taking advantage of $12.7 million in low-interest loans from the assistance program for their local water system improvements. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to drive the economy forward and protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ water infrastructure.

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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.