Quinn signs 'green' jobs legislation

August 4, 2011 2:17:24 PM PDT
Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday that supports 'green' jobs in Illinois.

The new law boosts state partnerships with colleges and universities to promote environment-friendly industry. The governor says investing in 'green' jobs is critical to ensuring Illinois' long-term economic growth.

The law will help Illinois colleges train students in green technology and develop job programs.