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NIU to Receive $15 M for New Research Facility

Bruce Rauner was on campus Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to announce that Northern Illinois University has been included in the Illinois Innovation Network (IIN),...

Rauner Declares Harvest Emergency

For the second year in a row, the Governor declared a harvest emergency in the State of Illinois. Farmers will be able to seek...
Northern Rehab 8.16.18

Northern Rehab Applauds Direct Access Law

Referrals No Longer Required for Physical Therapy Until recently, in order to see a physical therapist, a prescription for treatment was required. Illinois was one...

Governor touts Economic Development Initiatives in Kane, DeKalb Counties

Visits to Bison Gear, DeKalb Forge precede keynote speaking engagement at 30th anniversary DeKalb County Economic Development Dinner Gov. Bruce Rauner toured a Kane County...

Governor Tours Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

Part of Administration's transformation efforts to reduce the prison population 25% by 2025 Governor Bruce Rauner today joined Illinois Department of Corrections Director John Baldwin...

A Pathway to Licensure: Changes to Law for Health Care Workers...

Legislative efforts to remove unnecessary barriers to licensure Effective January 2017, previously barred health care workers and applicants with criminal convictions may once again become...

After AFSCME Rejections, Administration Appeals to Labor Board

Labor Board to Determine if Parties at Impasse SPRINGFIELD – Last week, AFSCME refused to seriously negotiate for the 24th bargaining session in a row...

Pritchards Perspective 8/31/15

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. August 31, 2015 In This Issue: ➢ Governor Acts on Bills ➢ Legislature Looks to...

Rauner vetoes legislation to ban strikes, worker lockouts

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that would have blocked public-employee strikes and management lockouts of those workers. Rauner said in a release Wednesday he...

Pritchards Perspective 6/2/15

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. June 2, 2015 In This Issue: Taking a Break Bipartisan Legislative Achievements Higher...

Governor names members of Criminal Justice Reform Commission

Governor Bruce Rauner announced yesterday, the members of the newly created Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform. The commission is made...

Metro West Council of Gov’t Statement regarding Proposal to Slash Local...

Metro West Council of Government and its 34-member municipalities are extremely disappointed with Governor Rauner’s proposal to severely slash in half our local government’s...