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Bipartisan legislation has been signed into law which is designed to protect Illinois children from possible exposure to lead in drinking water. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 16 in Chicago signed the measure, Senate Bill 550. “Today is about our future, about making sure our students are not exposed to...
The final report from the Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform was presented to Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 10. Thirteen new recommendations in the report build on what the commission presented to the governor last year, recommending a total of 27 changes. “This report is another...
A measure has been signed into law which is designed to ensure the transition to classrooms is made easier for out-of-state teachers moving to Illinois.  State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, a cosponsor of the bill, and State Rep. Terri Bryant, B-Murphysboro, joined Gov. Bruce Rauner when he...
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today, Jan. 12, on his Facebook page #GovClassroomVisit for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, encouraging classrooms to submit videos showcasing what they’re learning and how.  The videos can focus on anything from computer or technology projects to hands-on...
The governor’s office reported on Dec. 30 that a collective bargaining agreement had been reached with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council representing Illinois Conservation Police Officers. A news release from the governor’s office stated that the agreement includes a four-year...
The Delta Regional Authority, together with its federal and locally-based partners, on Dec. 13 announced more than $4 million in new investments aimed at strengthening Illinois’ infrastructure, workforce and economy. Specifically, DRA will invest more than $800,000 in supporting Southern Illinois’...
Governor Bruce Rauner announced on Oct. 17 a comprehensive plan to promote economic growth and job creation by cutting the red tape in Illinois.  He signed Executive Order 16-13 to review all agency rules and regulations by the newly-created Illinois Competitiveness Council. “For years, Illinois...
The Illinois Department of Corrections, IDOC, has been instructed by Gov. Bruce Rauner to repurpose the Illinois Youth Center Murphysboro into a life skills and re-entry facility. The plans, which were announced Oct. 14, also include closing of the F House at Stateville Correctional Center.  The...
Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by an overwhelming 53 percent to 28 percent margin among likely voters in the 2016 race for president in Illinois, according to a new poll by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Libertarian Gary Johnson...
Recognizing the seismic risk in Illinois and the need for residents to be prepared for a major earthquake, Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared Oct. 20 as Great ShakeOut Day in the state. The goal of the Great ShakeOut Day is to encourage people throughout Illinois to participate in an international...

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