Quinn helps light Illinois state tree; Governor kicks off 'Heroes Holiday Card Drive'

December 2, 2013 3:20:59 PM PST
Holiday festivities are well underway in Chicago and Monday evening another tradition took place.

Governor Pat Quinn was joined by several local school children to light the State of Illinois' Christmas tree.

The annual event also helps kick off the state's "Heroes Holiday Card Drive," in which holiday cards made by school children will be sent to service members at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

The cards will be personally delivered by the governor later this year.