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.

Federal grant of $1.2 million to fund 26-mile trail system at wildlife area near Harrisburg

CARRIER MILLS (Nov. 15, 2017) — A new project will make southern Illinois a destination for off-road riders, Gov. Rauner said while announcing development of a 26-mile off-highway vehicle trail system at Sahara Woods State Fish and Wildlife Area.

SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 7, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the following statement regarding the General Assembly’s passage of legislation requiring sexual harassment training (SB402) and extension of the statute of limitations to investigate claims made in the previously-vacant office of the Legislative Inspector General (HB137):

Klinger succeeds James Joseph, now with FEMA

SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 13) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced that he has appointed Joseph G. Klinger as acting director for the state’s Emergency Management Agency.

Klinger has worked for the state since 1988 and previously served as IEMA’s assistant director from January 2007 to May 2010, interim director from May 2010 to February 2011, and most recently as deputy director since February 2015. 

More than 13,500 licensed NPs provide primary, acute, specialty care

SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 13) — Recognizing their many contributions to the health of residents throughout the state, Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared this Nurse Practitioner Week in Illinois.

Ceremony at Old State Capitol recognizes high-achievers from each Illinois college and university

SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 11, 2017) — Outstanding students representing Illinois’ colleges and universities were honored today by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 9, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bill:

Bill No.: SB 0734

An Act Concerning Local Government

Action: Vetoed

Veto Message for SB 734

November 9, 2017

To the Honorable Members of The Illinois Senate

100th General Assembly: