First-Person: The Arts Alliance Illinois Blog
Governor Pat Quinn talks about the arts with Americans for the Arts:
On June 13, Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 7 into law, opening the door for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to change the length of the school day and year in Chicago Public Schools.
Illinois is investing $5 million in capital funding from the Jobs Now! program into the new Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, a state-of-the-art film and television studio. Slated to become the largest such facility in the U.S. outside of Hollywood, Cinespace is located on 48.2 acres on the near southwest side of Chicago between Ogden and Western Avenues.
Illinois museums may reap millions of dollars in rewards thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly that allows them to charge out-of-staters admission on the 52 free days mandated in the state.