Gov. Rauner signed landmark legislation in December 2016

CORDOVA (Dec. 12, 2017) — Addressing gatherings at nuclear power plants in Cordova and Clinton, Gov. Bruce Rauner today celebrated the jobs saved and gains made one year in to the state’s tenure with the Future Energy Jobs Act.

SB 772 will decrease prevalence of “doctor-shopping”

EAST ST. LOUIS (Dec. 13, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed into law SB 772, legislation that will require prescribers with an Illinois Controlled Substance License to register with and use the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), a database that records patient prescription history.

CHICAGO (Dec. 1, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Bicentennial Commission today announced the signature events and projects that are planned to celebrate the state’s 200th year.

‘Give Them Distance’ promotes Move Over law awareness, compliance

SCHILLER PARK (Dec. 6, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is teaming up with Illinois safety leaders to drive home the importance of the state’s Move Over law.

CHICAGO (Dec. 3, 2017) — Today, Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission officially kicked off the state’s yearlong 200th birthday celebration at Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. Illinois Bicentennial will pay tribute to the people, places, and things that are being BORN, BUILT & GROWN in the nation’s fifth most populous state.

Governor’s opioid task force delivers programs to attack overdose surge


CHICAGO (Dec. 5, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the launch of a statewide helpline to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances. 

Students across Illinois showcase “Something to Learn About Illinois History”

CHICAGO (Nov. 30, 2017) — The start of the Illinois Bicentennial is only four days away and each day leading up to the kick off, the office of the Governor will share a winning entry in the Something to Learn About Illinois History video contest.

Advancements in US Customs and Border Protection technology at O'Hare more effectively identify inbound international fentanyl packages

CHICAGO (Nov. 28, 2017) — Improved detection capabilities and increased scrutiny of incoming packages will curb the influx of fentanyl and other deadly synthetic opioids entering the U.S. through the mail, Gov. Bruce Rauner said today while touring the Chicago International Mailing Facility (IMF).

CHICAGO (Nov. 29, 2017) — Today the State of Illinois priced $750 million in new money General Obligation bonds for 2018 capital expenditures. Bond proceeds will be used to fund major capital construction projects and finance information technology projects. 

The General Obligation bonds were priced competitively in two separate bids:

CHICAGO (Nov. 22, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today granted five and denied 97 clemency petitions. 

This is the twenty-first 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.