Illinois governor to visit Champaign on Wednesday

Illinois governor to visit Champaign on Wednesday

CHAMPAIGN— Gov. Pat Quinn will be in Champaign on Wednesday to honor a University of Illinois professor.

Quinn is scheduled to address the LED 50th Anniversary Symposium at noon at the I Hotel and Conference Center.

Quinn plans to proclaim “Nick Holonyak Jr. Day” in Illinois to recognize the University of Illinois professor who invented the first light-emitting diode 50 years ago.

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bluegrass wrote on October 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

I wonder if we will see the same kind of turnout from our friends in unions as we did when a certain governor from another state came into town.  I mean after all, our own governor is attempting to make some pretty big changes in Illinois that will dramatically affect the AFCME Union members, right?  Isn't he also leading the charge for pension reform?  Isn't he also one of the key players in making sure the pension system is funded properly?  Where are all the brightly colored shirts and makeshift picket lines?  Where are all the protesters?  Where are all those concerned about their pension benifits?  Where are those who would support their brothers and sisters who will be out of jobs when Quinn closes prisons and health care facilities?

Better to just blame Bush, Edgar, Scott Walker, and Chad Hayes I suppose.