Black History Month celebration recognizes Illinoisans for their excellence in service to their communities

CHICAGO (Feb. 21, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced that Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey will leave the administration in March to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. She will join Schiff Hardin, a general practice law firm representing clients across the country and around the world.

Made in Illinois, the Prairie State Farmhouse Ale debuts in Chicago

CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the availability of the official Bicentennial Craft Beer and tapped the first keg at Binny’s Beverage Depot Tasting Room in Lincoln Park. 

Hand of Fate Brewing Co. of Petersburg created the special birthday brew — 1818 Prairie State … Farmhouse Ale — which is being distributed statewide by Breakthru Beverage Illinois.

Flags to fly at Half-Staff from Sunrise, Feb. 15 until Sunset Feb. 18.

SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 14, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has directed all entities governed by the Illinois Flag Display Act to fly both the United States and Illinois state flags at half-staff in remembrance of Chicago Police Commander Paul R. Bauer.

FY19 budget to fund top priorities through expense control, cost shifts

SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 14, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today urged the Illinois General Assembly to make comprehensive pension reforms and use the savings to give the people of Illinois a nearly $1 billion tax break. The prompt came during the governor’s annual budget address to legislators where he laid out his fiscal plan for 2019.

CHICAGO (Feb. 9, 2018) — The Governor’s Office today posted its latest PolicyPOV blog. It examines how the state’s new scholarship tax credit program — Invest in Kids — is opening the doors of educational opportunity for tens of thousands of Illinois students.

Read “Invest in Kids: More choice for parents, more opportunity for students” here.


Governor caps Catholic Schools Week with stop in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND (Feb. 2, 2018) — With more than $45 million in donations and thousands of applications already having been submitted, the state’s new Invest in Kids program is off to a great start.

SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 6, 2018) — A new Quincy Veterans’ Home Water Management Task Force will meet next week to review a plumbing assessment report that were released today, Gov. Bruce Rauner said.

The governor created the task force after living at the home for a week in January.

In the Year of the Dog, we celebrate loyalty, bravery and responsibility

CHICAGO (Feb. 5, 2018) — Students from one of the Midwest’s largest Chinese schools decorated the Governor’s Office in preparation for the Lunar New Year.

General Assembly should swiftly move cleanup

SPRINGFIELD (Jan. 26, 2018) — A compromise negotiated this week has paved the way for more Illinois schools to participate in the Invest in Kids scholarship tax-credit program, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The move leaves the General Assembly clear to act swiftly to fully implement the requested cleanups to the state’s historic funding law.