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January
1999


January 29, 1999
RYAN MAKES ADDITIONAL CABINET APPOINTMENTS
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. George H. Ryan made additional appointments to his cabinet today, including the selection of Pam McDonough, chair of the Illinois Women's Business Ownership Council, as director of the state Department of Commerce and Community Affairs.


January 28, 1999
RYAN HIRES ADDITIONAL AGENTS TO MONITOR NEW PAROLEES
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. George H. Ryan today sped up his plans to double the number of state parole officers by ordering the Department of Corrections to immediately hire 10 new agents to supervise former inmates released by a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.


January 26, 1999
RYAN SIGNS LEGISLATION FREEING CONSTRUCTION MONEY
Senate Bill 560 also extends the implementation date for the state's new teacher certification system from January 1 to July 1, 1999.


January 21, 1999
RYAN NAMES WOOD, GOLD TO HEAD WOMEN'S COMMISSION
CHICAGO -- In the first executive order of his administration, Governor George Ryan today reinstated the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois and appointed his lieutenant governor and a woman Chicago lawyer to chair it.


January 20, 1999
RYAN SPEEDS UP POTHOLE REPAIR ON THE DAN RYAN EXPRESSWAY
CHICAGO -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today he is directing a speed up of the repairs of potholes on the Dan Ryan Expressway by bringing in private contractors to bolster the state workforce.


January 18, 1999
DR. KING MEMORIALIZED THROUGH THE WORK OF RAINBOW PUSH
CHICAGO -- Gov. George H. Ryan today said the spirit and deeds of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., live on in Illinois through programs that help young people maximize their strengths so they can reach excellence.


January 12, 1999
GOVERNOR RYAN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS, NAMES LOUCKS AS FIRST WOMAN DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EDUCATION
(SPRINGFIELD) -- As his first act as Governor of the state of Illinois, George H. Ryan announced today his appointment of the first woman to be Deputy Governor of Education.


January 12, 1999
RYAN RECEIVES TRANSITION REPORT
(Springfield) -- Governor George H. Ryan today received the Gubernatorial Transition Report, which outlines the programs and policies that will be a priority for his administration in the months ahead. Included in the report are recommendations for improving education, public safety and transportation.


January 11, 1999
GOV. GEORGE H. RYAN INAUGURAL ADDRESS PRAIRIE CAPITAL CONVENTION CENTER
GOV. GEORGE H. RYAN INAUGURAL ADDRESS PRAIRIE CAPITAL CONVENTION CENTER


January 11, 1999
GEORGE H. RYAN INAUGURATED AS ILLINOIS' 39TH GOVERNOR
SPRINGFIELD -- George H. Ryan was inaugurated today as the 39th governor of Illinois, building on a 30-year career in public service with a vow to work "with everyone who wants to make progress and to build society."

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