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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Pat Quinn Join to Encourage Support for ALS Research
  2. Article number 2 - Governor Quinn Signs Law to Help Prevent Concussions Among High School Athletes
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Quinn Announces AAR Corporation to Expand in Rockford and Create 500 Jobs
  4. Article number 4 - Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Drops to Near Six-Year Low
  5. Article number 5 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Support Veterans With Disabilities
  •  Governor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Pat Quinn Join to Encourage Support for ALS ResearchGovernor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Pat Quinn Join to Encourage Support for ALS Research

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Pat Quinn, creator of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) “Ice Bucket Challenge,” the North Lawndale Eagles football team and the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter Executive Director Julie Sharp to raise awareness for the ALS Association. The Governor also proclaimed August 20 as “Ice Bucket Challenge Day” in Illinois and issued the following statement:

    “Today I welcome New York native Pat Quinn to the Land of Lincoln and thank him for all his hard work in raising much-needed awareness and funds for ALS research.

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Law to Help Prevent Concussions Among High School AthletesGovernor Quinn Signs Law to Help Prevent Concussions Among High School Athletes

    OAK PARK – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to help reduce and prevent concussions among high school athletes. The law requires training on concussion awareness and reduction for high school athletic directors and coaches. Today's action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect and improve the health of the people of Illinois.

  •  Governor Quinn Announces AAR Corporation to Expand in Rockford and Create 500 JobsGovernor Quinn Announces AAR Corporation to Expand in Rockford and Create 500 Jobs

    ROCKFORD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that global aircraft service leader AAR Corporation is opening a new maintenance and repair hangar in Rockford that will create up to 500 new jobs over five years. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

  •  Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Drops to Near Six-Year LowGovernor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Drops to Near Six-Year Low

    CHICAGO – As Illinois’ unemployment rate fell to its lowest point since August 2008, Governor Pat Quinn today visited Wheatland Tube, the largest pipe and conduit manufacturer in North America, to discuss the state’s ongoing economic comeback. Illinois’ unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in July, its lowest level since August 2008. Wheatland Tube is among many Illinois businesses that are adding new jobs to the state’s workforce and fueling the economic recovery. Today’s event is part of the Governor’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Support Veterans With DisabilitiesGovernor Quinn Signs Legislation to Support Veterans With Disabilities

    VILLA PARK – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to ensure that veterans with disabilities can utilize accessible parking spaces across Illinois without facing unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles. The Governor was joined at today’s bill signing by Congresswoman and former Assistant Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Congresswoman Duckworth is a decorated Iraq War veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart for serious injuries sustained during combat. Today's action is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to honor and support the men and women who have served our nation.

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Illinois’ Jobs Comeback

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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.