CHICAGO, IL (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn was joined Thursday by school children to light the state's annual holiday tree and launch the "Illinois Heroes holiday card drive."
Quinn is urging school children in the state to make holiday cards for service members at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
Quinn says he will personally deliver the cars during a visit to troops later in December.
This marks the seventh time the governor will make the trip overseas to visit the troops.