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November 19, 1863
On this date, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address honored the 45,000 men killed, injured, captured or went missing in the single bloodiest battle of the Civil War. The Address is only 272 words long.

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In 2001, Lt. Governor Quinn walked from the Mississippi River to Chicago to promote decent health care for everyone. Today his Walk Across Illinois has helped thousands of people go on their own 167-mile trek. Find out more here.

The Illinois State Board of Education and Lt. Governor Quinn are currently implementing a comprehensive one-to-one laptop learning program. This new $5 million initiative is partially based on the computer learning projects of schools like Edison Junior High School in Rock Island. Find out more here.

More than 3,000 bald eagles visit Illinois each year. Most of these travel through Western Illinois. Find out how Lt. Governor Quinn is helping Save Our Eagles here.

Lt. Governor Quinn authored Blackout Solutions, the plan for Illinois’ energy security and independence. Recently, the General Assembly passed the task force recommendation to improve security at critical utility facilities including the nuclear plants in Western Illinois. Find out more about Blackout Solutions here.

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The national Main Street movement is based on the successes of a pilot project in Galesburg. Today, the Illinois Main Street program is a comprehensive community revitalization program has helped 62 communities spur more than $123 million in public investments and $411 million in private reinvestment. Find out Illinois Main Street can help your town here.
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