Governor Quinn

State News
6:27 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Deadline for two major state policy issues

Tuesday marks a deadline for state legislators on two major policy matters. As IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports, both pit them against the Governor.

There's no fudging over the first deadline. It was set by a federal court. Illinois has until the end of today to pass a law legalizing the concealed carry of guns.

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State News
7:05 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Economic development bill approved

The Illinois House approved a massive economic development bill Thursday evening. The legislation makes way for projects across Illinois from a fertilizer plant in Tuscola to remodeling the convention center in Rosemont. It also has what Governor Pat Quinn calls a "breakthrough" meant to advance the proposed third Chicago airport near Peotone.

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3:34 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

State requesting Federal Distaster Area assistance

  Governor Pat Quinn is asking for federal help in the recovery after this spring’s flooding.

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7:47 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Governor to survey flood damage in Edwards

About a dozen homes in the small community of London Mills were evacuated last night due to flooding of the Spoon River. That’s according to multiple media outlets. The town of 500 received more than six inches of rain from Wednesday to Thursday. That caused the river to rise to over the flood stage of 15 feet. The river is expected to crest at near 30 feet today. Volunteers spent all day Thursday sandbagging to protect the community, but the levee was breached last night.

Homes in the town of Roanoke were also evacuated Wednesday night.

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