Pat Quinn

Governor Quinn Vetoes Reduction in Free Days for Museums

Governor Pat Quinn

Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a bill that would have allowed museums and aquariums to cut in half the number of free days they are required to offer to Illinois residents.

Gov. Quinn Signs State Budget into Law

Governor Pat Quinn

Today Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the state’s budget for fiscal year 2014. It includes a 24 percent increase to the Illinois Arts Council Agency—raising the state's investment in the Arts Council to $10.1 million, or 79 cents per person. The state invested 63 cents per person in 2013 and ranked 26th in the nation in per capita spending on the arts.

Gov. Quinn launches Creative Economy Initiative in Illinois

Gov. Quinn launches Creative Economy Initiative in Illinois at Arts Alliance Illinois Make Art Work forum in Chicago

This week, Governor Pat Quinn launched a Creative Economy Initiative in Illinois. Through this initiative, public and private sector stakeholders will work together to determine the smartest policies to grow creative companies and jobs in Illinois.

How the arts fare in Gov. Quinn's FY14 budget proposal

Gov. Quinn has proposed a 1.7 percent cut to the Illinois Arts Council Agency in his fiscal year 2014 budget

Earlier this week, Governor Pat Quinn proposed a budget for fiscal year 2014. It includes a 1.7 percent cut to the Illinois Arts Council—which would drop the state's investment in the agency by $140,300 to $8 million, or 62 cents per person.

Governor announces new $54 million ISU Fine Arts Complex

Governor Pat Quinn at Illinois State University

Governor Pat Quinn announced that the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program will provide more than $54 million for the development of a Fine Arts Complex on the Illinois State University campus. The project is expected to create 775 construction jobs in the Normal community.

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