CHICAGO – In front of a crowd of thousands at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s UIC Forum, Governor Pat Quinn today signed historic legislation making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality. The legislation permits all couples in the Land of Lincoln to receive the rights and protections of marriage.
As part of his agenda to ensure Illinois embraces all people, Governor Quinn made marriage equality a top legislative priority this year, featuring it in his 2013 State of the State address.
Archived Live Stream: YouTube | equality.illinois.gov
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Agriculture proudly presents the 3rd Annual "25 Days of Christmas" promotion featuring Illinois Products!
To enter to win, participants must take the Buy Illinois Challenge at: www.buyillinoischallenge.com One winner will be selected randomly each day from December 1-25 from our Buy Illinois Challenge takers and winners will be listed on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
What is the Buy Illinois Pledge? We are asking Illinois households to pledge to dedicate just $10 of their existing grocery budget towards purchasing Illinois made products. If every household did this over $2.4 billion would be generated annually for our economy!
For a complete list of participating companies visit HERE
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement regarding the Illinois General Assembly’s historic passage of comprehensive pension reform which will erase the unfunded pension debt and provide 100 percent funding for the systems. After inheriting the worst-funded pension crisis in the nation due to decades of mismanagement, the Governor made pension reform his top priority, proposed a conference committee to break ongoing legislative gridlock, and worked with legislative leaders and members to pass the bill.
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today declared Douglas, Jasper, Pope, Wabash, Wayne and Will counties state disaster areas following violent storms and tornadoes on Sunday that affected several regions of the state. The declaration increases the number of declared counties to 13. On Monday, Governor Quinn declared Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford counties state disaster areas after a severe storm system ripped across Illinois, spawning at least two EF4 tornadoes.
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today encouraged everyone in Illinois to support the relief efforts that are helping millions of people in the Philippines who are recovering from Super Typhoon Haiyan. The Governor visited volunteers at the Jose P. Rizal Heritage Center in Chicago who are working tirelessly to support the besieged nation’s recovery.
“I encourage everyone in Illinois to do what they can to contribute to these critical relief efforts,” Governor Quinn said. “As the Philippines recovers from this unprecedented catastrophe, we want them to know they are in the hearts and prayers of the people of Illinois and help is on the way.”
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.