Governor Pat Quinn is touting the state money that’s helping to pay for the renovation and expansion of the Prairie Capital Convention Center.
The $16 million project includes $4 million that came from Quinn’s public works program, Illinois Jobs Now. Quinn says the money will support a facility that boosts the local economy and creates jobs.
Meanwhile, Quinn is dodging questions about a possible special legislative session on pensions. The governor says lawmakers need to come back soon to finish the job on pension reform, but would not say if he would force them back in special session before the end of the year.