Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quinn announces his candidacy in statewide sweep Thursday

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Gov Pat Quinn is planning to formally announce his candidacy for election as Governor of Illinois. Quinn, appointed to succeed impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has a packed schedule tomorrow. It goes to show you how much elected officials have to do when the time comes.

The formal announcement begins in downtown Chicago at the Allegro hotel at 9:30 am and then shoots to Springfield at the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport. From there, he'll hit some towns throughout the state.

In a statewide, nine-community tour on Thursday, October 22, 2009, Governor Pat Quinn will formally announce his candidacy for Governor. The day's events are scheduled as follows:
 9:30 a.m. Chicago: Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph St.
12:15 p.m. Springfield: Abraham LIncoln Capitol Airport Main Terminal, 1200 Capitol Airport Drive, Door C
  2:15 p.m. Cahokia: St. Louis Downtown Airport, 1680 Sauget Industrial Parkway
  3:30 p.m. Herrin: Herrin Civic Center, 101 S. 16th St. 
  5:00 p.m. West Frankfort: Teamsters Local Union 347, located at 509 West Main St
  5:55 p.m. Mt. Vernon: Granada Theater, 108 N. 9th St.
  6:40 p.m. Salem: Salem Public Library, 315 S. Maple
  7:15 p.m. Mattoon: Holiday Inn Express Great Room, 121 Swords Drive
  8:00 p.m. Tuscola: Woody's Family Restaurant, 1000 E. Southline Road
Quinn is being challenged by Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes. If the Governor wants to score some points, he might add Hyne's backyard to his agenda. No, I don't mean the 19th Ward. I mean Orland Park where the 19th Ward Machine is slowly building up a satellite republic.
-- Ray Hanania

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