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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Rauner Signs Bills to Further Reforms to Illinois’ Criminal Justice System
  2. Article number 2 - Governor Rauner Signs Firearms Trafficking Bill to Help Protect Communities from Gun Violence
  3. Article number 3 - Rauner Calls on General Assembly to Vote on Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits in Fall Veto Session
  4. Article number 4 - Statement on Redistricting Referendum
  5. Article number 5 - Governor Rauner Signs Molly’s Law
  •  Governor Rauner Signs Bills to Further Reforms to Illinois’ Criminal Justice System

    Governor Rauner Signs Bills to Further Reforms to Illinois’ Criminal Justice System

    CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed five bills aimed at reforming Illinois’ criminal justice system to focus on rehabilitation to reduce recidivism and help low level offenders find a brighter future. This package of bills specifically helps young people who have fallen on hard times find the help they need to get on a better track.

  •  Governor Rauner Signs Firearms Trafficking Bill to Help Protect Communities from Gun Violence

    Governor Rauner Signs Firearms Trafficking Bill to Help Protect Communities from Gun Violence

    CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed HB 6303 to strengthen laws against gun trafficking in Illinois. The bill enhances penalties for firearms trafficking and aims to reduce the growing gun violence epidemic. This will help keep our kids and communities safe by allowing our law enforcement agencies to take action on those who are trafficking guns.

  •  Rauner Calls on General Assembly to Vote on Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits in Fall Veto Session

    Rauner Calls on General Assembly to Vote on Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits in Fall Veto Session

    On the heels of a Cook County Judge ruling against putting a popular measure on the ballot that would create independently drawn legislative maps, Governor Bruce Rauner today reiterated his push for good government reforms including a call for the Illinois General Assembly to vote on a term limits constitutional amendment in the fall veto session.

  • Statement on Redistricting Referendum

    ​CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement on a Cook County judge’s decision regarding the redistricting referendum on the November ballot:

    "Today's ruling is a harsh reminder that the political system in Illinois is in need of major reforms. I hope the decision to deny voters the chance to consider the Independent Map redistricting referendum is appealed and reversed."

  • Governor Rauner Signs Molly’s Law

    ​​CARBONDALE - Governor Bruce Rauner today signed House Bill 6083 and House Bill 4715, the bills known as Molly's Law. These bills strengthen Illinois' Freedom of Information Act and extend the period of time in which a victim's family can file a wrongful death lawsuit where the act is intentional and violent in nature.

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