SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 5, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the following statement regarding the death of Rockford Police Officer Jaimie Cox:

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Officer Jaimie Cox,” said Gov. Rauner. “He paid the ultimate price while working to keep our communities safe. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as they find a way to cope with this tragic loss.”


LEED silver certification anticipated for 1.5 million-square-foot Wilmington facility

WILMINGTON (Nov. 7, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner joined area officials at a ribbon cutting today to open a new 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center for General Mills. The facility, located at the rapidly developing RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, could employ up to 150 people when it is fully operational.

New Springfield facility will educate, graduate more aviation mechanics into high-paying field

SPRINGFIELD (Oct. 25, 2017) — A new, $850,000 aviation center at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield is exactly the sort of expansion that will fuel economic progress in the state, Gov. Bruce Rauner said while visiting the college today

Celebrates the positive impact of quality after-school programs

SPRINGFIELD (Oct. 25, 2017) — Noting the importance of student learning extending beyond school hours, Gov. Bruce Rauner today proclaimed Oct. 26, 2017, as Lights On Afterschool Day in Illinois.

He was joined by officials from ACT Now Coalition and the Springfield Urban League to recognize the importance of student learning beyond the school day.

CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 2017) — Today the State sold $4.5 billion in general obligation bonds to pay down a portion of Illinois' roughly $15 billion backlog of unpaid bills. Proceeds from today's bond sale, together with the proceeds from the $1.5 billion Series 2017ABC general obligation bonds that were sold competitively last week, will be used to help cut the State's backlog approximately in half by June 2018.

The State received orders from more than 100 institutional investors.

CHICAGO (Oct. 11, 2017) — Gov. Rauner today emphasized the role tourism plays in the economic health of Illinois communities at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau annual meeting and awards luncheon. This year’s theme was The Power of Tourism.

Motorcycle ride from Chicago to Springfield on Route 66 will benefit “Honor Flight”


Springfield (Sept. 22, 2017) – The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget announced today that it has selected the financing team for an upcoming $4.5 billion sale of general obligation bonds by the State of Illinois.

Law will increase educational access for adults and bring successful diploma programs to Illinois

ROCKFORD (Sept. 22, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed HB 2527, amending the Illinois School Code to allow adults without high school degrees to acquire high school diplomas and allow for the creation of quality adult diploma programs.

Legislation would provide no additional consumer safety while hurting business and innovation

SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 22, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner today vetoed HB 3449, a bill that would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without better protecting consumers from privacy issues.