Quinn plans D.C. trip to lobby for federal dollars for Illinois
Governor Pat Quinn wants to get federal money for Illinois. During his first full week in office, Quinn says he'll travel to Washington to lobby for federal money.
Quinn said in a speech Saturday to members of a state employee union in Springfield that he'll arrive in Washington on Tuesday. Quinn says he hopes to talk to as many federal officials as possible about ensuring Illinois receives a share of the proposed stimulus package.
The former lieutenant governor says he also hopes to repair relationships with national leaders that soured during former Governor Rod Blagojevich's tenure. Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office Thursday.