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2016


December 5, 2016
Rauner calls on Democratic legislators to withdraw lawsuit seeking paychecks
Rauner calls on Democratic legislators to withdraw lawsuit seeking paychecks


December 5, 2016
Get Your Flu Shot During National Influenza Vaccination Week And Stay Healthy For The Holidays
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges anyone who has not yet received a flu shot to get one as soon as possible. December 4-10, 2016 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, a national observance to highlight the importance of influenza vaccination. While many people typically get the flu vaccine in early fall, flu activity usually peaks between December and March, a time when people are with families and out in their communities.


December 5, 2016
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars
More Than 19,300 high school students recognized for outstanding academic achievement
DEERFIELD, IL – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce the names of the 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars. This year’s recipients join the ranks of other exceptional Illinois high school students honored with this prestigious designation.


December 5, 2016
Illinois Department of Labor Moves Registrations to Online Format
Another step in the Rauner Administration’s efforts to modernize government
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) today announced that it has updated the Day and Temporary Labor Services Agency Application, which is its latest technical upgrade. These improvements add to the Rauner Administration’s efforts to modernize technology within state government so services are streamlined for taxpayers.


December 2, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Brings Lowest Fatality Rate In Six Years
Responsible Motorists and Patrol Efforts Result in 82 Percent Decrease in Fatalities


December 2, 2016
Governor Announces Appointments to Illinois Bicentennial Commission
CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today, on the eve of the state’s 198th birthday, he has made appointments to the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.


December 1, 2016
Stateville Correctional Center’s F House Officially Closed
(Springfield, IL) – John Baldwin, Acting Director for the Illinois Department of Corrections, today announced that the F House at Stateville Correctional Center has officially closed. The Illinois Department of Corrections moved its final thirty-six offenders out of the housing unit on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.


December 1, 2016
IEMA Highlights Safety during the Holidays
Encourages holiday shoppers to give preparedness gifts this year
SPRINGFIELD – If you’re trying to find the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is offering ideas that will help your loved ones stay safe when disaster strikes. IEMA is focusing on holiday safety throughout December as part of its annual preparedness campaign.


December 1, 2016
Governor Takes Bill Action
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bill: Bill No.: SB 2822 An Act Concerning Public Employee Benefits Action: Vetoed


December 1, 2016
Statement on the Future Energy Jobs Bill
SPRINGFIELD – For months our administration has been very clear that any energy legislation should follow the guiding principles of protecting jobs, ratepayers and taxpayers. After dozens of hours of good faith negotiations, we have reached an agreement that aligns with those principles.

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