|3/27/2015||CHICAGO, IL - USDA Awards Grant to Illinois’ JTED-SNAP Employment & Training Grant||Illinois has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to receive a $21.9 million grant to develop and test a robust Employment and Training Program that will assist Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to find jobs with local businesses and work toward self-sufficiency, IDHS’ Acting Secretary Gregory Bassi
|3/18/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Springfield Area Chambers of Commerce had Governor Rauner to discuss his Turnaround Agenda||Governor Bruce Rauner discusses the Turnaround Agenda with Illinois Chamber of Commerce & Springfield Area Chambers of Commerce Hoogland Center for the Arts – Club Room
420 S. 6th St., Springfield at 10:30 a.m.|
|3/13/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois State Police (ISP) Officials welcomes 37 cadets ||Illinois State Police (ISP) Officials welcomes 37 cadets to the ranks of the ISP. Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz formally address Cadet Class 125, followed by the oath of an officer ceremony. The new troopers will be assigned to districts throughout the state beginning Monday, March 16, 2015. |
|3/6/2015||CHICAGO, IL - Illinois Lottery Launches the ‘MS Project’ Instant Game||The Illinois Lottery, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, and the Illinois Department of Public Health launched today the Lottery’s latest instant game that funds research into the cause, prevention and future cure of multiple sclerosis (MS).|
|3/4/2015||CHICAGO, IL - Comptroller Munger presented a plaque at the Carl Von Linne Elementary School||Comptroller Leslie Munger presented the Comptroller Topinka Plaque at the Carl Von Linne Elementary School at 10:00 at
3221 North Sacramento, Chicago|
|3/3/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Rauner swearing in Illinois State Police Director||Governor Bruce Rauner Appoint Police Commander Leo Schmitz for State Police Job|
|3/2/2015||MUNDELEIN, IL - Governor Rauner Discusses Plan to Empower Illinois Residents ||Governor Bruce Rauner discusses the plan to Empower Illinois Residents at the Dover Straits Restaurant, 890 E. Rt. 45, Mundelein at 12:15 p.m.
|2/26/2015||WESTVILLE, IL - Westville Resident Follows Stranger’s Advice – Wins $1million Illinois Lottery Prize||Westville resident Chris Vice won $1million, the numbers on Vice’s Quick Pick ticket matched the first five numbers – 11 – 13 – 25 – 39 – 54 – (19) – to win $1million in the Wednesday, February 11 Powerball drawing.|
|2/24/2015||CHICAGO, IL - Largest Prize in Illinois Lottery History is claimed||Naperville resident Jesus Davila Jr. became the winner of the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history when the first line of numbers on his $5 Quick Pick ticket matched all six numbers – 26 - 32 - 44 - 45 - 58 - (11) – to win the jackpot in the Friday, January 16 Mega Millions drawing.|
|2/20/2015||CARPENTERSVILLIE, IL - Carpentersville Resident Jumps for Joy, Wins $250,000 Illinois Lottery Prize||Illinois Lottery officials presented the lucky Carpentersville resident a large ceremonial check to commemorate her win. McGee is a self-proclaimed lover of crossword puzzles and often buys books of them at the grocery store.|
|2/18/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois Senate Republican Reaction to Governor Rauner’s Budget Address||The Illinois Senate Republican Caucus gives their reaction to the Governor’s annual address from the Gallery of the Illinois House of Representatives. Senators speaking include: Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles), Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon), Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris), Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Rock Island), Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), and Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine).|
|2/18/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Rauner Delivers Budget Address ||Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his 2015 Budget Address Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the State capitol in Springfield, IL at noon|
|2/13/2015||CHICAGO, IL - Governor Rauner Attends Grand Opening of New Health Tech Hub ||Governor Bruce Rauner Attends Grand Opening of New Health Tech Hub at MATTER 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1230, Chicago at 10:30 a.m.
|2/11/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Forms Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform||Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-14 today, which establishes the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse – County Board Chambers, Room 201
200 S. 9th Street, Springfield
|2/10/2015||CHICAGO, IL - Illinois Lottery Launches New Instant Game Awards $250,000 Instant prizes. Raises Funds for Special Olympics Athletes||The Illinois Legislature has designated a special lottery instant game to benefit training programs sponsored by the Special Olympics Illinois and Special Children’s Charities.|
|2/9/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Gov. Bruce Rauner Eliminates Unfair Share Dues for Government Employees||Governor Bruce Rauner today signed Executive Order 15-13 eliminating unfair share dues for state employees who do not wish to fund government union activities and positions with which they may disagree.|
|2/4/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Rauner delivered his 2015 State of the State Address||Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his 2015 State of the State Address at the State Capitol in the House Chambers|
|1/28/2015||SAVOY, IL - IEMA, American Lung Association Launch Health House - Radon Excellence Program||Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois (ALAIL) were in Savoy to launch the Radon Excellence – A Health House Program. Two Champaign builders, Signature Homes and Ironwood Homes, were approved for the pilot program.|
|1/22/2015||CHICAGO - Governor Rauner Delivers Presentation Regarding the State’s Structural Challenges||Following a presentation at the University of Chicago, where he laid out a number of structural issues facing Illinois, Governor Bruce Rauner today announced his Turnaround Team, a group of extremely talented individuals who have deep experience in management, budgets, and streamlining bureaucracies.|
|1/15/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Rauner signs Executive Order for hiring transparency ||Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-10 today to increase government transparency. Under Executive Order 15-10, Rutan-exempt employees will be published on the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal (ITAP) website, finally giving the people of Illinois a way to easily find the state’s political hires.
|1/14/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Newly and Re-Elected Senators Sworn in at the Capitol||At the Capitol this afternoon, newly elected State Senators Neil Anderson (R-Rock Island) Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) were sworn into the 99th General Assembly. Also sworn in were Re-Elected State Senators Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles), Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon), Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and Chapin Rose (R-Champaign)|
|1/13/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Rauner signs Executive Order for ethical and responsive government ||Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-09 today, which tightens ethical requirements for all state employees to ensure they adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and impartiality while working for the people of Illinois.
|1/12/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - 2015 Inauguration Ceremony ||Bruce Rauner was sworn in as the 42nd governor of Illinois on Monday in Springfield along with the other elected officials.
|1/12/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - 2015 Inaugural Dance||Governor Bruce Rauner culminated Monday night with a Toby Keith concert and a dance with wife Diana to the country stars |
|1/12/2015||SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Rauner having an open house at Old State Capitol||Governor Rauner and his family met with several hundred people at the Old State Capitol|