Thursday, July 31, 2014

IFT Endorses Governor Quinn and More in his Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter of the Office of the Governor (IL)
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Governor's Monthly Newsletter

This electronic newsletter is an opportunity for you to learn more about what we’ve accomplished in Illinois government, and how you can get involved. Whether it’s volunteering in a Serve Illinois volunteer project, receiving state services, or learning about new laws and programs, I want to ensure that you know what’s happening in your government.
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Pat Quinn

Featured Articles

Unemployment Rate Drops

Preliminary data released on July 17 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security shows Illinois’ unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1 percent, the lowest since October 2008 – months before Governor Quinn took office. The drop in the unemployment rate from March to June is the sharpest three-month decline ever recorded in Illinois.

$1.1 Billion Capital Construction

Governor Quinn on July 22 signed a new state capital construction bill that invests $1.1 billion in road and bridge projects to improve transportation and create jobs and boost economic development across Illinois. The bill, which builds on his successful six-year, $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, will create an estimated 14,300 jobs. In addition to funding $1 billion in projects in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) FY2015-2020 Multi-Year Program, the new capital construction program includes $100 million for municipal and township governments to improve infrastructure at the local level. The funding will help communities throughout Illinois combat potholes and make other critical infrastructure repairs.
For a complete list of projects in the capital program, visit

Governor Quinn Fights for Stronger Gun Laws Across Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn, joined by Congresswoman Robin Kelly, on July 13 visited the site of a recent fatal shooting in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood to urge legislators to stand with families and communities and take action against gun violence. The Governor pushed passage of READ MORE

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