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Quinn: I-80 project ‘vital’ to south suburbs

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The makeover of a local stretch of Interstate 80 was a job-creating project vital to the south suburbs, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday.

Although work wrapped up last month, Quinn officially announced the completion of an eight-mile, $26 million renovation Wednesday at the Pipe Fitters’ Training Center Local Union 597 building in Mokena.

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Arbitrator rules Quinn, prisons violated union contract; facilities to stay open

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Two major Illinois prisons that Gov. Pat Quinn wanted shuttered by Friday will stay open at least another month after an arbitrator ordered the administration to properly negotiate with state workers over the impact of the closures.

Arbitrator Steven Bierig found that the state departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice violated the contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and ordered the two sides to reach an agreement on ground rules for the shut downs.

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Gov. Quinn visits Cat picket line, donates $10,000 to strike fund

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Gov. Pat Quinn gave money and moral support, but no sign he could do anything to help striking Caterpillar workers get back to work when he visited the picket line Friday.
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Quinn calls special session on pension reform Aug. 17

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Gov. Pat Quinn today called for a special session of the General Assembly on Aug. 17 to take up pension reform.

"It's time to vote," Quinn said of lawmakers. "See you in Springfield."

The Illinois House already was scheduled to be in that day to deal with the fate of indicted Democratic Rep. Derrick Smith of Chicago.

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