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September 2, 2014
Governor Quinn Kicks-Off 2014-2015 School Year
Governor Visits Students on their First Day; Announces State is Moving Ahead with ‘Seal of Biliteracy’ Program
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today visited students at two Chicago Public Schools on their first day of school to wish all students in Illinois a happy and healthy year of learning. The Governor visited Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet School and Schmid Elementary School on the south side of Chicago. Today’s events are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to give every child in Illinois the opportunity for a high-quality education.

September 2, 2014
State’s Medical Cannabis Patient and Caregiver Application Process Begins September 2
CHICAGO – Patient registration for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program starts today, September 2. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is accepting applications for qualifying patients and caregivers who wish to apply for a medical cannabis registration identification card. Applications are being accepted both electronically and through the mail.

September 2, 2014
State to Host Business Workshop in Metro East to Boost Illinois Business Opportunities
SIUE-East St. Louis networking event is intended to expand pool of businesses with state contracts
EAST ST. LOUIS – The administration of Governor Pat Quinn announced today it will be hosting an educational workshop and business networking event geared toward small and diverse entrepreneurs on Sept. 17th, at the East St. Louis campus of Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (SIUE). The goal is to connect business owners with like-minded professionals and raise awareness about opportunities to participate in state contracts. The workshop is one of a series of ongoing events around the state and is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and ensure a level playing field for all contractors in Illinois.

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