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.

SPRINGFIELD (Dec. 13, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the following statement regarding the Quincy Veterans' Home:

“My administration is deeply concerned about the veterans at the Quincy Veterans' Home. We are committed to ensuring the residents get the care and treatment they deserve in a safe living environment.

Data-driven, cross-agency approach yields win-win for patients, taxpayer

CHICAGO (Dec. 13, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force reported that the State has saved, prevented or recovered approximately $450 million in fraudulent or wasteful Medicaid spending in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. 

Gov. Rauner: Enhanced technology improves taxpayer outcomes

SPRINGFIELD (Dec. 7, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Cabinet on Children and Youth turned on a new data dashboard today that policymakers and the public can use to make better-informed decisions about the health, safety, education and work readiness of Illinoisans younger than 25.

Rauner tours Eli Bridge Co., Rack Builders in central Illinois

JACKSONVILLE (Dec. 8, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the manufacturing plants of two successful central Illinois businesses this morning as he continued to advocate for the reforms he believes necessary to advance the state’s economic climate and competitive stance.