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below, from Quinn campaign...




WHO: Gov. Pat Quinn

Lt. Gov. Nominee Sheila Simon

Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan

Matt Langendorf, aka, "Matt the Welder"

Will Attig, Purple Heart veteran, and Helmets to Hardhats Program Participant

Local teachers and small business owners at each stop

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 1 (Locations and Approximate times below)

WHERE: Chicago> Rockford> Moline> Peoria> Champaign> Cahokia> Carbondale> Chicago

For more information, please contact Mica Matsoff at 312.933.5281.


CHICAGO--Monday, Nov. 1--Gov. Pat Quinn and Lt. Gov. Nominee Sheila Simon will kick off a seven-city GOTV tour of Illinois, highlighting Governor Quinn's ongoing success bringing jobs to Illinois and fighting for working families throughout the state.

The day will begin in Chicago, where Gov. Quinn will greet voters at local train stations. After a brief media availability at Midway Airport, they will fly to Rockford, Moline, Peoria, Champaign, Cahokia, Carbondale, and finishing the day with a torchlight rally in Chicago with other members of the statewide ticket.

Quinn and Simon will be joined by "Matt the Welder;" Will Attig, Purple Heart veteran, and participant in the "Helmets to Hardhats" Program; along with local teachers and small business owners at every stop--highlighting the Quinn/Simon ticket's commitment to protecting and creating jobs and improving education for every Illinois student.

"I am the only candidate in this race who works everyday to help Illinois working families," Gov. Quinn said. "I'm going to keep fighting to create jobs and grow our economy." According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois has led the Midwest in job creation in 2010, adding more than 50,000 private-sector jobs.

Governor Quinn has worked with Ford, Navistar, UPS, Chrysler, and more than 90 other businesses to save and create thousands of jobs throughout Illinois.

Additionally, he enacted Illinois' first infrastructure improvement plan in 10 years, Illinois Jobs Now!. The plan is projected to create 439,000 jobs in the next six years--improving Illinois' roads, bridges, high-speed internet, and other infrastructure. It has already put 155,000 people back to work. And through the Put Illinois to Work Program, Gov. Quinn created 26,000 jobs in private sector businesses, for workers who otherwise would have required Federal assistance.

Approximate Times and Locations for Nov. 1, 2010 GOTV Rallies:

6:45 AM Governor Quinn will greet voters at the Oak Lawn Metra Train Station with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Rep. John O'Sullivan, Sen. Maggie Crotty, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, and Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton, 9525 S. Tulley Ave., Oak Lawn.

8:00 AM Governor Quinn will greet voters at the CTA Red Line 95th and Dan Ryan stop with Congressman Bobby Rush, Rep. Connie Howard, and Ald. Freddrenna Lyle.

9:40 AM Governor Quinn and Lt. Gov. Nominee Sheila Simon will hold a Pre-Fly Around Media Availability, Signature Aviation, 5923 S. Central Ave., Chicago.

10:35 AM Rockford Rally, Chicago/Rockford International Airport, 2 Airport Circle, Rockford.

11:45 AM Quad Cities Rally, Quad-City International Airport, 2200 69th Avenue, Moline.

12:50 PM Peoria Rally, Byerly Aviation FBO, 6100 W. Everett Dirksen #2B, Bartonville.

2:00 PM Champaign Rally,: Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 149 Hall, 1005 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy.

3:20 PM Cahokia Rally, St. Louis Downtown Airport, 1600 Sauget Industrial Park, Sauget.

4:30 PM Carbondale Rally, SIU Carbondale Airport, 665 N. Airport Rd., Murphysboro.

8:00 PM Chicago Torchlight Rally, Quinn for Illinois Campaign Headquarters, 676 N. LaSalle St.


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