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Gov. Quinn plans trip to Belgium next week

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:17:44 CDT
By: AP

Gov. Pat Quinn says he's traveling to Belgium next week as Illinois' ``exporter in chief.'' The governor will join a Chicago delegation to help kick off ``Chicago Week'' on Thursday at the NATO headquarters in Brussels. The event is meant to promote the city to ambassadors and others coming here for the NATO summit in May. Quinn says he'll speak to ``a number of businesses'' to promote tourism and direct investment in Illinois. Host committee spokeswoman Jennifer Martinez says World Business Chicago is paying for the trip. She says Thursday's event will include a mini-Taste of Chicago. The delegation includes Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife, Amy Rule, Chicago Host Committee Director Lori Healey and Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau President Don Welsh. They will leave Wednesday night and return on Friday.

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