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2000


January 31, 2000
Governor Ryan Declares Moratorium On Executions, Will Appoint Commission To Review Capital Punishment System
CHICAGO -- Governor George H. Ryan today declared a moratorium on executions of any more Illinois Death Row inmates until a Commission he will appoint to conduct a review of the administration of the death penalty in Illinois can make recommendations to him.


January 28, 2000
Governor Names Linda Renee Baker Secretary Of Human Services, Announces Illinois Workforce Advantage Program
CHICAGO - Governor George H. Ryan today named Linda ReneƩ Baker as the new Secretary of the state Department of Human Services and announced new initiatives to create the Illinois Workforce Advantage Program bringing education and workforce training programs to local communities.


January 27, 2000
Governor Announces Awards For IEMA IMAG
SPRINGFIELD - Governor George H. Ryan today commended the Illinois Interagency Mitigation Advisory Group for being chosen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to receive an Outstanding Public Service Award for their work in accomplishing risk reduction and prevention activities throughout the state.


January 25, 2000
Governor Announces Small Business Award Winners
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the winners of the Governor's Small Business Awards, established to celebrate the vital role that small businesses play in maintaining and strengthening the Illinois economy.


January 24, 2000
Ryan Announces Dramatic Increase In KidCare Enrollment
CHICAGO - Governor George H. Ryan today announced the number of children and pregnant women enrolled in the KidCare program has nearly tripled since January 1999.


January 24, 2000
Governor's Small Business Summit To Convene In Springfield
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan's Small Business 2000 Summit begins tomorrow in Springfield, bringing together hundreds of small business leaders from throughout Illinois to discuss and prioritize issues that are essential to Illinois' economic success


January 21, 2000
Governor Ryan Releases $120,000 To Improve Rail Passanger Station In Kankak
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today released $120,000 in state funds for improving the Amtrak rail passenger train station in Kankakee.


January 21, 2000
Governor Welcomes Return Of Peter R. Dwars As Head Of The Illinois Housing Development Authority CHICAGO -- Governor George H. Ryan said t
CHICAGO -- Governor George H. Ryan said the selection today of Peter R. Dwars as executive director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) marks the return of one of the nation's most experienced and respected affordable housing experts


January 21, 2000
Ryan Encourages Families To File For Earned Income Tax Credit
CHICAGO - Governor George H. Ryan is encouraging moderate and lower-income working families to take advantage of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that can result in cash refunds to those who qualify.


January 20, 2000
Governor Announces Funding For Various Improvements At State Universities
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the release of nearly $16 million in state bond funds to cover a variety of improvements at institutions of higher education across Illinois.


January 19, 2000
an Releases $1.6 Million In Health And Wellness Grants
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today released more than $1.6 million to 92 local health departments throughout the state as part of the first Illinois Health and Wellness Initiative (IHWI).


January 14, 2000
Ryan Makes Appointments To Boards and Commissions; Senior Staff
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the designation of Ralph Gonzalez as Chairman of the Illinois Racing Board.


January 14, 2000
Governor Announces $1.6 Million In Local Tourism Grants
SPRINGFIELD - Gov. George H. Ryan today announced grants totaling more than $1.6 million have been awarded to 53 communities and organizations to help develop and market local tourism attractions.


January 13, 2000
Governor Announces Quaker Oats To Keep Danville Plant Open
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today commended Quaker Oats for its decision to keep its Danville plant open. The plant currently employs 540 workers and is expected to add new workers as a result of today's decision.


January 13, 2000
Governor Announces Grant For "Dinosaur Giants" At Navy Pier
CHICAGO -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced that the state of Illinois has awarded a $50,000 grant to help Navy Pier host "Dinosaur Giants", an interactive attraction featuring the work of renowned Chicago paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno.


January 12, 2000
Governor Announces Nearly $1 Million For Homeless Shelters
SPRINGFIELD - Governor George H. Ryan today announced grants totaling more than $995,000 will be awarded to help 80 not-for-profit organizations enhance the emergency assistance they provide to the homeless.


January 12, 2000
Ryan Announces The Governor's Family Investment Awards
CHICAGO - Governor George H. Ryan today announced applications are available for the first ever Family Investment Awards presented by the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women.


January 11, 2000
Ryan Issues Executive Order Expanding The Governor's Rural Affairs Council
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. George H. Ryan today issued Executive Order 1, expanding the Governor's Rural Affairs Council and naming Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood as council chair.


January 10, 2000
Applications Being Accepted For Governor's Home Town Awards
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. George H. Ryan today urged community leaders, volunteer organizations and interested citizens to submit applications for the 2000 Governor's Home Town Awards competition. The Governor's Home Town Awards honor volunteer efforts from throughout Illinois.


January 5, 2000
Audit SDU
SPRINGFIELD - Governor George H. Ryan today signed legislation that addresses some of the problems plaguing the disbursement of child support income withholding payments from 102 circuit clerks in the state to a federally-mandated centralized unit under contract with the Department of Public Aid


January 5, 2000
Illinois/Governor Salutes Illinois Film Industry For Best Year Ever
SPRINGFIELD - Governor George H. Ryan today commended the Illinois film industry, noting that 1999 was the busiest and most successful year ever for film and television production.


January 5, 2000
Illinois/Chicago Screenwriting Competition Now Open
CHICAGO -- Screenplay submissions are now being accepted for the Fourth Illinois/Chicago Screenwriting Competition, a biennial event sponsored by the Illinois and Chicago Film Offices.

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