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August 3, 2015
Governor Takes Bill Action
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner took action on the following bills today:

August 3, 2015
Illinois EPA Statement on Clean Power Plan Final Rule
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett issued the following statement following President Obama’s announcement on the Clean Power Plan final rule: “Illinois is evaluating the final rule. Illinois’ priority will be to ensure that our energy sector has the flexibility needed to meet the emission reduction limits under the Clean Power Plan, while providing residents and businesses with reliable and affordable electricity. Illinois is fortunate in that we have tremendous energy diversity, and we will want to leverage our strengths.”

August 3, 2015
Department on Aging Hosts Activities for Seniors and Their Families During the Illinois State Fair
August 17 is “Senior Day” – Admission is free for guests age 60 years & older
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) will host activities for seniors and their families during the Illinois State Fair, August 13-23, in Springfield. IDoA will have a lineup of special events in the air conditioned setting of the Illinois Building located near the fairground main gate. Monday, August 17 is Senior Day when attendees 60 years of age and older are admitted free to the fair.

August 3, 2015
Streamlined Nursing Licensure Verification Begins Today
Springfield, IL… Verifications of Licensure for Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licenses will be completed through the National Council of State Board of Nursing’s Nursys system, beginning today. Nursys, a 24/7 nationwide database for verification of nurse licensure, discipline and practice privileges, will make licensure verification immediately available to the board of nursing where an individual is applying for licensure.

August 3, 2015
Gov. Rauner and Fitness Icon Jake Steinfeld Award Three Illinois Schools for Commitment to Physical Fitness and Wellness Programs
Winning Schools to be Awarded State-of-the-Art Live Positively Fitness Centers

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