After a year of progress, it's easy to see how Illinois is moving forward:
Lead the Midwest in economic growth. Created over 52,000 jobs. Established new tax credits for working families, small business, and entrepreneurs. Abolished the death penalty. Legalized Civil Unions for same-sex couples. Passed the Illinois DREAM Act.
This is just a small slice of what we have accomplished in the past year under Governor Quinn's leadership. In his State of the State Address, the Governor enumerated the many reasons Illinoisans have to be proud of their state, and laid out his plans for tackling many of the state's most challenging problems.