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Gov Quinn proclaims IL "Day of Mourning"

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:53:16 CST
By: AP

Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed tomorrow as a ``Day of Mourning'' in Illinois for the victims of last week's Connecticut school shooting. A gunman opened fire in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school on Dec. 14 killing 26 people, including 20 children. Quinn issued a proclamation with all the victims' names from Sandy Hook Elementary School. He wants Illinoisans to observe the day with a moment of silence at 8:30 a.m. The governor also asks organizations to ring bells 26 times in honor of each victim.

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