Illinois Jobs Program Extended for Two Months

September 29, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — Gov. Quinn on Tuesday extended for up to two more months the state’s Put Illinois to Work program — a federal stimulus program that has enabled 26,000 Illinoisans to get job training and work experience.

The extension — keeping the program active past the Nov. 2 election — will be paid for with $75 million in state money, said Quinn, who faces an uphill re-election battle amid a state financial crisis.

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