New Illinois Governor Stresses Humility and Service

In his first Sunday since being thrust into the chief executive

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters outside the Governor's office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Quinn was sworn as governor after the Illinois Senate vote 59-0 to remove the impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

CHICAGO (AP) - In his first Sunday since being thrust into the
chief executive's office, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has told the
congregation of a Chicago church that he intends to serve with

Quinn told worshippers at Salem Baptist Church, "A lot of things have happened since last Sunday."
He did not specifically mention former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was booted from office Thursday and faces federal corruption charges.

Instead, Quinn spoke vaguely of his plans for the state and said Illinois residents will need to help their neighbors in hard economic times.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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