CHICAGO (Sept. 21, 2017) – The Rauner-Sanguinetti administration today announced its policy experts for criminal justice and health and social services.

Legislation will increase access to healthcare for Illinoisans and empower nurses

DOWNERS GROVE (Sept. 20, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed HB 313, which will grant greater authority to registered and licensed nurses in administering health services and lift burdensome licensing regulations.

Makes important changes to protect Illinois residents from unjust property forfeiture

Gov. Rauner meets with Party Secretary of Zhejiang University

Hangzhou, China (Sept. 17, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner had the good fortune to meet with the Party Secretary of Zhejiang University.

Bipartisan legislation an important tool for job growth in Illinois

CHICAGO (Sept. 18, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation (HB162) that overhauls the EDGE Tax Credit Program and provides much-needed transparency and taxpayer protections.

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

Bill No.: HB 0173

An Act Concerning Public Aid

Action: Signed

Effective: June 1, 2018

Bill No.: HB 0311

An Act Concerning Regulation

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 0688

An Act Concerning Public Employee Benefits

Action: Vetoed

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the 2018 recipients of the Order of Lincoln, which is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service.

Compromise legislation includes equitable funding for districts, more school choice for families

CHICAGO (Aug. 31, 2017) – Flanked by school children and legislative leaders, Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed historic school funding legislation that puts children first and makes lasting changes that will help generations of children to come.

CHICAGO (Sep. 1, 2017) –Governor Bruce Rauner today granted seven and denied 87 clemency petitions. 

This is the nineteenth 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.

CHICAGO (Aug. 30, 2017) – Lise T. Spacapan has been appointed General Counsel to the Governor to serve as Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top legal adviser. She had been serving the state as General Counsel for the Department of Children and Family Services. Her time at DCFS included a stint as Interim Director last June.