Awards Governor’s Cup to Macon County

SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 8, 2017) — Volunteers who have improved their communities in impactful and significant ways were honored today at the Governor’s Hometown Awards ceremony at the Old State Capitol.

Illinois Continues to Stand Ready to Help Puerto Rico

Gov. Rauner sends more than 150 troops to provide additional security for hurricane-ravaged island

CHICAGO (Nov. 4, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is sending approximately 150 Illinois Army National Guard Military Police soldiers to assist the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, he announced at a press conference today.

Weather-related decision permits trucks hauling ag commodities to exceed gross vehicle weight limits, speed crop transportation

YORKVILLE (Nov. 5, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared a statewide harvest emergency to assist farmers and grain handlers who are grappling with the fallout of rain-related delays.

SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 18, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced that the state’s Department of Human Services (IDHS) will broaden access to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). The move fulfills an agreement made with the legislature in 2015 to raise the income eligibility criteria to 185% of the federal poverty level from 162%. It means 16,000 more children will receive child care each month, for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018.