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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2011

Governor Quinn Statement on Illinois DREAM Act

SPRINGFIELD – May 30, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn and today released a statement on Senate Bill 2185.

“I believe everyone has the right to a first-class education, and the Illinois DREAM Act strengthens Illinois’ commitment to ensuring education for all. The legislation allows private funding to be used to help students pay for higher education and to train high school counselors to assist undocumented children forward their educational careers.”

“I would like to thank the numerous sponsors of this bill for their dedication to Illinois’ children and their education. This legislation will support our next generation of scholars, business leaders and innovators, and I look forward to signing it.”



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