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Governor Quinn Statement on Passing of Ruby Dee PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Monday, 16 June 2014 15:29

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the passing of award-winning actress and prominent civil rights activist Ruby Dee:

“Ruby Dee was a tireless advocate for civil rights and a great humanitarian. She knew how to stand up for the common good and was a trailblazer whose heart was matched only by her wit.

“Her talent, strength and courage were not only on display on the big screen but also in the 1963 March on Washington and throughout the civil rights movement.

“Ruby Dee was a poet whose voice will forever echo across our state. As an actress, her grace and strength will continue to shine on from video screens across the nation.

“I send my condolences to her children, friends and family. They are in the thoughts and prayers of people across Illinois.”

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Iowa Supreme Court Opinions June 13, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 June 2014 08:48
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No. 12–0022

STATE OF IOWA vs. RICKY LEE PUTMAN

No. 12–0180

NICK RHOADES vs. STATE OF IOWA

No. 13–0673

BETH A. MADDEN, Plaintiff, vs. CITY OF IOWA CITY

No. 13–0723

LAURIE FREEMAN, SHARON MOCKMORE, BECCY BOYSEL, GARY D. BOYSEL, LINDA L. GOREHAM, GARY R. GOREHAM, KELCEY BRACKETT, and BOBBIE LYNN WEATHERMAN vs. GRAIN PROCESSING CORPORATION

No. 13–1205

POLK COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW vs. VILLAGE GREEN CO-OP, INC.

 
Governor Quinn Proclaims “Borinqueneers Day” to Honor Puerto Rican War Heroes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Friday, 13 June 2014 12:42

Veterans to Receive Long Overdue Congressional Gold Medal

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today proclaimed June 14 as “Borinqueneers Day” in Illinois to honor the veterans of the legendary 65th Infantry Regiment, the all-Puerto Rican unit that distinguished itself in every United States war from 1898 to 2008. The United States Congress voted in May to issue the Congressional Gold Medal to the Borinqueneers.

“Few soldiers distinguished themselves on the battlefield as much as the Borinqueneers,” Governor Quinn said. “The recent action by Congress to award them the Congressional Gold Medal is a long-overdue recognition of the Borinqueneers’ contribution to our freedoms.”

In addition to being Puerto Rican Day, June 14 marks the 61st anniversary of the Korean War’s “Battle of Hill 412.” Some 61,000 Puerto Ricans served in Korea, and at least 750 died at such decisive battles as the Chosin Reservoir, “Outpost Kelly” and the “Battle of Jackson Heights.”

The Borinqueneers have a rich military history. Before formally organized as the 65th Infantry, Puerto Ricans fought the British in the American Revolution during General Bernardo de Gálvez’s Gulf campaign. The first shots fired by U.S. forces at a German ship in World War I came from Lieutenant Teofilo Marxuach, based in the “El Morro” fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In both World Wars, the unit was sent to Panama to protect the Canal. In World War II, they also fought in North Africa, Corsica, France and Germany. More recently, Borinqueneers served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

Other military units to earn the Congressional Gold Medal include the Tuskegee Airmen, Navajo “Code Talkers,” Japanese-American Nisei soldiers and Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASPs). Since its creation, members of the 65th Infantry earned ten Distinguished Service Crosses, 258 Silver Stars, 628 Bronze Stars and more than 2,700 Purple Hearts.

Coined in 1950, the term “Borinqueneers” is a combination of the Taino name for the island of Puerto Rico (“Borinquen”) and the English word “buccaneers.” The Governor will formally issue the proclamation this weekend near a school named in honor of a Borinqueneer, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School.

Illinois has been home to people of Puerto Rican descent since the 1930s. Today, there are nearly 200,000 Illinois Puerto Ricans.

To view the proclamation, please visit http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Documents/Proclamations/Borinqueneers%20Day.pdf.

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El Gobernador Quinn declara el “Día de los Borinqueños” para homenajear a los héroes de guerra puertorriqueños 

Los veteranos recibirán una Medalla de Oro del Congreso que debió haberles sido entregada hace tiempo

CHICAGO – El Gobernador Pat Quinn declaró hoy al 14 de junio como el “Día de los Borinqueños” en Illinois para homenajear a los veteranos del legendario 65º Regimiento de Infantería, la unidad integrada exclusivamente por puertorriqueños que se destacó en cada guerra de los Estados Unidos desde 1898 hasta 2008. El Congreso de los Estados Unidos votó en mayo para entregar la Medalla de Oro del Congreso a los Borinqueños.

“Pocos soldados se destacaron tanto en el campo de batalla como los Borinqueños”, dijo el Gobernador Quinn. “La reciente medida del Congreso de entregarles la Medalla de Oro del Congreso es un reconocimiento largamente adeudado al aporte realizado por los Borinqueños a nuestras libertades”.

Además de ser el Día de Puerto Rico, el 14 de junio marca el 61º aniversario de la “Batalla de Hill 412” en la Guerra de Corea. Unos 61.000 puertorriqueños combatieron en Corea, y al menos 750 de ellos fallecieron en batallas tan decisivas como la de la Reserva de Chosin, “Outpost Kelly” y la “Batalla de Jackson Heights”.

Los Borinqueños tienen una rica historia militar. Antes de ser organizados formalmente como el 65º Regimiento de Infantería, los puertorriqueños combatieron a los británicos en la Revolución Americana durante la campaña del Golfo del General Bernardo de Gálvez. Los primeros disparos efectuados por las fuerzas de los EE.UU. a un barco alemán en la Primera Guerra Mundial provinieron del Teniente Teofilo Marxuach, apostado en el fuerte “El Morro” de San Juan, Puerto Rico. En ambas Guerras Mundiales, la unidad fue enviada a Panamá para proteger el Canal. En la Segunda Guerra Mundial, también combatieron en el Norte de África, Córcega, Francia y Alemania. En épocas más recientes, los Borinqueños sirvieron en Irak, Afganistán y el Cuerno de África.

Otras unidades militares que han recibido la Medalla de Oro del Congreso incluyen a los Aviadores de Tuskegee, los Navajo “Code Talkers”, los soldados Nisei japoneses-americanos y las Mujeres piloto del Servicio Aéreo (WASP, por sus siglas en inglés). Desde su creación, los miembros del 65º Regimiento de Infantería recibieron diez Cruces por Servicio Distinguido, 258 Estrellas de Plata, 628 Estrellas de Bronce y más de 2.700 Corazones Púrpuras.

Acuñado en 1950, el término “Borinqueños” es una combinación del nombre taíno de la isla de Puerto Rico (“Borinquen”) y la palabra del inglés “buccaneers” (bucaneros). El Gobernador emitirá formalmente la declaración este fin de semana cerca de la escuela Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School, nombrada así en homenaje a un integrante de los Borinqueños.

Illinois ha sido el hogar de personas de ascendencia puertorriqueña desde la década de 1930. En la actualidad, cerca de 200.000 puertorriqueños viven en Illinois.

Para obtener más información, visite http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Documents/Proclamations/Borinqueneers%20Day.pdf.

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Iowa Court Of Appeals Opinions June 11, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judicial Branch   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:52
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Summaries of most recent opinions.

No. 3-1006 / 13-0062

IN THE MATTER OF PROPERTY SEIZED FOR FORFEITURE FROM CHARLES CLARK d/b/a DAY DREAMS CHARLES CLARK, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 4-012 / 12-2222

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STEWART O. NEWMAN, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 12-2216

LOUIS JOHNSON, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 12-2273

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DUANE LUVERNE YATES, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0052

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JEROME POWER, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0067

BENJAMIN GADDEH, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 13-0335

ROBERT JORDAN, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 13-0456

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CARDNEL BROWN JR., Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0516

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CODY DEAN RADKE, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0562

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHARLES LEE WEDDINGTON, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0588

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. HILLARY TYLER, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0623

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ROSCOE LEE WALLACE, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0705

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KALANDIS RASHIRD MCNEIL, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0763

BEAU JACKSON MORRIS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 13-0799

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JUSTEN ALAN FAGAN, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0801

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TROY ANDREW WILLIAMS, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-0873

DEREK O. DEAN, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 13-0985

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JEREMY L. RUTTER, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-1053

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PATRICK MORENO, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-1071

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. AMANDA MARIE TAYLOR, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-1119

ROBERT MCFADDEN, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. CENTRAL IOWA TRUCK AND TRAILER, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

No. 13-1168

LELAND B. ROUDYBUSH, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. VALLI A. LEWIS and TIMOTHY LEWIS, Defendants-Appellants.

No. 13-1187

IN THE INTEREST OF K.R., K.R., K.R, K.R., K.R., and K.R, Minor Children, C.R., Father, Appellant.

No. 13-1203

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PABLO ELIAS-LOPEZ, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-1220

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. THOMAS PATRICK OLOFSON, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-1268

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JAKE CHRISTIAN SMITH, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 13-1442

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF MICHAEL GIRRES AND JESSICA GIRRES Upon the Petition of MICHAEL GIRRES, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning JESSICA GIRRES, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 13-1460

MEGAN E. SMITH, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. DANIEL R. BRYAN, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 13-1621

ANDREA B. HEMESATH, Petitioner-Appellee, vs. IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION, Respondent-Appellant.

No. 13-1726

STEVEN KLEMAS, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. CINDY HOLLAND, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 13-1817

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JAMES WILLIE JENNINGS JR., Defendant-Appellant.

No. 14-0102

DEREK M. ROLLING, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ANGELIA J. HOFFMAN, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 14-0146

IN THE INTEREST OF W.E., Minor Child, O.M., Father, Appellant.

No. 14-0315

IN THE INTEREST OF V.B., Minor Child, B.B., Mother, Appellant.

No. 14-0444

IN THE INTEREST OF L.H.B. and L.H.B., Minor Children F.B., Father, Appellant.

No. 14-0514

IN THE INTEREST OF H.B., Minor Child, D.B., Father, Appellant.

No. 14-0545

IN THE INTEREST OF D.W., Minor Child, J.W., Father, Appellant.

No. 14-0562

IN THE INTEREST OF M.B., Minor Child, C.B., Father, Appellant.

No. 14-0593

IN THE INTEREST OF S.B. and T.B., Minor Children, N.B., Father, Appellant, S.B., Mother, Appellant.

No. 14-0596

IN THE INTEREST OF A.L., Minor Child, K.L., Mother, Appellant.

 
Governor Quinn Joined by 12-Year-Old Chloe Stirling to Sign “Cupcake Bill” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:36
Bill Signing Ceremony Takes Place in Chloe’s Kitchen; New Law Loosens Regulations for Home Kitchen Operations in Illinois

TROY – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by 12-year-old Chloe Stirling and her parents at their Troy home to sign legislation that supports home kitchen businesses in Illinois. The “cupcake bill” was drafted after county health officials shut down Chloe’s home-based cupcake baking business. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to make business opportunities available to everyone in Illinois and drive the state’s economy forward.

“Democracy is for everyone and I salute Chloe Stirling for getting involved and making a difference for a cause she believes in,” Governor Quinn said. “Thanks to her leadership, Chloe and other small-scale, home-based entrepreneurs are experiencing the sweet smell of success today. This new law ensures others like Chloe can continue their homemade operations without worry.”

Chloe used her small, home-based baking business, “Hey Cupcake!”, to provide treats for friends, relatives and fundraisers, including for the family of fallen Troy servicemember Senior Airman Bradley Smith. She achieved fame after her home cupcake-sale operation was shut down, making news headlines around the state. Chloe and her mother, Heather, then traveled to Springfield to lobby for a proposal that would pave the way for home kitchen businesses making less than $1,000 per month. The bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives but was initially defeated in the Senate after several amendments were added. Governor Quinn convinced Senators to put the bill “back into the oven,” remove the amendments and reconsider it, after which it passed unanimously.

"When all of this started, we didn't know what to do,” Chloe Stirling said. “In the end, we made it work so lots of home cooks can do what they love just like me. I am really happy that a bunch of people worked together to find a solution and I can’t wait to get back to baking!”

House Bill 5354, sponsored by State Representative Charles Meier (R-Okawville) and State Senator Donne Trotter (D-Chicago), defines a "home kitchen operation" and authorizes the state or county health department to inspect a home kitchen operation in the event of a complaint or disease outbreak. The legislation is effective immediately.

The bill creates a new category of “home kitchen operators” for those who make less than $1,000 from producing food in their own homes to sell either by themselves or for a religious, charitable or nonprofit organization. Home kitchen operators cannot be regulated or shut down by local governments or health departments unless there is a complaint or health safety issue.

“I am pleased that we reached an agreement on a common-sense law that benefits everyone, from the home-based producers to the consumers,” Senator Trotter said. “I commend Chloe Stirling for showing all of us what some ingenuity, desire and a never-say-die attitude can accomplish.”

“After months of hard work crafting a common-sense piece of legislation that allows Chloe and other home-based kitchen operators to continue baking and selling their goods, I am happy that Governor Quinn is here today to sign the ‘Cupcake Bill’ into law,” Representative Meier said. “Now, these small business owners will not have to fear getting shut down by the local health department and will have the freedom to grow and prosper.”

“I’m pleased common sense prevailed and 12-year-old Chloe Stirling and kids like her, who are inspired to start their first business, to earn a little money for spending or saving, can realize their dreams,” State Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) said.

Governor Quinn has supported and developed programs and signed legislation to support small business development, including the launch of Illinois’ first Women Owned Business Symposium to support the growth of women-owned businesses as a driving force in the Illinois economy. The Governor also created the Illinois Innovation Council in 2011 to identify and advance strategies that accelerate innovation, economic growth and job creation.

Governor Quinn has also been a strong supporter of locally produced goods and has signed legislation to designate the first Saturday of each month as “Eat Local, Buy Illinois Products Day,” as well as legislation that creates a uniform standard for cottage food operations to prepare and sell their products at farmer’s markets in Illinois. Also, in 2009, the Governor signed legislation to increase demand for locally-grown food by building a reliable market for it at state agencies and facilities that receive significant state support. The bill also created the Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council.

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