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Patrick Quinn Lays Out Priorities As Governor: Mend Wounds, Implement Recall Provision

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CHICAGO — New Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the ordeal is over, but now the work begins.

Quinn was sworn in Thursday after the state Senate booted Rod Blagojevich out of office at his impeachment trial.

During an interview Friday on WLS Radio's "The Don and Roma Morning Show," Quinn said he expects to be busy on his first full day as Illinois' governor.

The 60-year-old Democrat says his job is to "mend the flaws" in state government, and he says a big part of that is assessing the damage that's been done so he can determine what to do next.

Quinn says taxpayers are entitled to good service from the state. He touted the work of the Illinois Reform Commission, which has been tasked with cleaning up state government. And he pledged to work with lawmakers and other state officials to get the job done.

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Information from: WLS Radio, http://www.wlsam.com