Hans Zigmund takes over Office of Management and Budget

SPRINGFIELD (Dec. 29, 2017) — Three state employees are assuming new roles in the Rauner Administration in the new year, the governor announced today.

SPRINGFIELD (Dec. 29, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 0185

An Act Concerning Criminal Law

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1424

An Act Concerning Public Aid

Action: Vetoed

Note: Veto message below.

 

Bill No.: SB 0521

An Act Concerning Finance

Action: Signed

Gov. Rauner addresses environmental entrepreneurs, investors

CHICAGO (Dec. 6, 2017) — The Land of Lincoln is the Midwestern leader in the charge to add clean energy jobs.

Rauner attends roundtable at Big Prairie Farms in Carmi

CARMI (Dec. 14, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner met today with farmers at a southern Illinois roundtable to learn more about efforts to thwart nutrient loss and advanced agriculture production and management, and to hear about the effects of policy decisions on agri-business.

Pending closure of federal housing project in Cairo spurs action

CAIRO (Dec. 16, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced an upcoming job and resource fair intended to assist those who are being displaced from a federal housing project in Cairo.

CHICAGO (Dec. 22, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today granted 10 and denied 78 clemency petitions. 

This is the twenty-second set of petitions the governor has reviewed since taking office. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police’s Law Enforcement Agencies Data System.

Governor signs SB 867, slashing filing costs for small businesses

CHICAGO (Dec. 20, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation that substantially reduces startup, annual filing and other fees for limited liability companies (LLCs), the organizational structure preferred by many of Illinois’ 1.2 million small businesses.

Illinois partnership helps first responders do lifesaving work

WHEELING (Dec. 18, 2017) — A new partnership between Illinois and FirstNet will ensure that the lifesaving advantages of enhanced wireless broadband technology are available to public safety personnel statewide, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today.

SPRINGFIELD (Dec. 15, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bills:

Bill No.: SB 0061

An Act Concerning Civil Law

Action: Signed

Effective: January 1, 2018

 

Bill No.: SB 0868

An Act Concerning Civil Law

Action: Signed

Effective: January 1, 2018

 

Bill No.: SB 1103

An Act Concerning State Government

Action: Signed

Gov. Rauner pops the first Illinois Bicentennial Pepsi can

MARION (Dec. 15, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today joined Pepsi MidAmerica COO John Rains to unveil the limited edition Illinois Bicentennial Pepsi can and pop open the first edition to come off the production line.

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