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  1. Article number 1 - Building at Quincy Veterans' Home named for local Medal of Honor recipient
  2. Article number 2 - Gov. Rauner announces release of $14 million for capital improvements at Illinois state parks
  3. Article number 3 - Bicentennial reveals star-studded lineup for state's 200th birthday party
  4. Article number 4 - Governor signs landmark medical marijuana legislation
  5. Article number 5 - Gov. Rauner approves landmark legislation to cover hearing aids for children
  •  Building at Quincy Veterans' Home named for local Medal of Honor recipient

    Building at Quincy Veterans' Home named for local Medal of Honor recipient

    ​Gov. Bruce Rauner announced that the old Sycamore nursing home in Quincy is being named in honor of Korean War veteran Lester Hammond, who was raised in Quincy. The Medal of Honor recipient was killed in action protecting his unit against heavy enemy fire. He was just 21 years old.

  •  Gov. Rauner announces release of $14 million for capital improvements at Illinois state parks

    Gov. Rauner announces release of $14 million for capital improvements at Illinois state parks

    Governor Bruce Rauner announced the release of funds for more than $14 million in capital improvement projects at state parks and recreation areas managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This money was included in the FY19 bipartisan budget signed in June and will be used for capital improvements to parks statewide.

  •  Bicentennial reveals star-studded lineup for state's 200th birthday party

    Bicentennial reveals star-studded lineup for state's 200th birthday party

    An original musical rendition of the Gettysburg Address with Miguel Cervantes will be featured in a night of tributes to Illinois entertainers, with performances by Illinois' top musicians, a Chicago sports championship parade, and a star-studded cast of Illinois celebrities lined up for the state's Bicentennial Birthday Party at the United Center, December 3.

  •  Governor signs landmark medical marijuana legislation

    Governor signs landmark medical marijuana legislation

    Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018, adding those who might otherwise seek opioids for pain management to the list of those eligible for medical marijuana.

    "This law will give thousands of Illinoisans who struggle with the negative side effects of opioids, including harmful addiction, another choice to manage their pain," the governor said.

  •  Hearing Aid Legislation

    Gov. Rauner approves landmark legislation to cover hearing aids for children

    The governor signed House Bill 4516 at the Capitol with 10-year-old Hunter Martin. Hunter and his brother, Owen, 7, both wear hearing aids. Hunter, who resides in Illiopolis, testified in front of House and Senate committees in 2017 and again this year to advocate for the new law.

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