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.

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.