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Ill. Governor Signs Sister Lake Deal in Mexico

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A ceremony at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez Monument where Illinois Governor Pat Quinn presented handwritten letters and gifts from students at Chicago’s Benito Juarez Academy to students at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez High School. Governor Quinn helped create a “sister school” relationship between the schools to promote cultural understanding. (photo provided)

A ceremony at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez Monument where Illinois Governor Pat Quinn presented handwritten letters and gifts from students at Chicago’s Benito Juarez Academy to students at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez High School. Governor Quinn helped create a “sister school” relationship between the schools to promote cultural understanding. (photo provided)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a “Sister Lake” agreement with a Mexican governor to improve recreational and commercial uses of bodies of water in both states.

The Democratic governor visited Mexico on a trade mission. He announced Friday the agreement with Fausto Vallejo Figueroa, the governor of Michoacan.

The pact involves Lake Michigan and Lake Patzcuaro. Patzcuaro is one of the world’s highest lakes. Residents call it “the door to heaven.”

The agreement calls on the governors to cooperate in dealing with exotic and invasive species and plants, fishing population research, water quality and pollution.

Quinn’s trip to Mexico focused on promoting tourism, water technology, agribusiness and manufacturing.

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