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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Announces Appointments to Illinois Bicentennial Commission
  2. Article number 2 - Illinois Announces Initiative to Grow Innovation Sector
  3. Article number 3 - Stateville Correctional Center’s F House Officially Closed
  4. Article number 4 - Rauner Administration Moves to Establish Workplace Task Forces
  5. Article number 5 - Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Honors Business
  •  Governor Announces Appointments to Illinois Bicentennial Commission

    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. On September 20, Governor Rauner signed Executive Order 2016-11 to create the new Illinois Bicentennial Commission and the Governor's Office of the Illinois Bicentennial to lead the planning for the celebration of the state's 200th birthday.

  •  Illinois Announces Initiative to Grow Innovation Sector

    Illinois Announces Initiative to Grow Innovation Sector

    CHICAGO – A consortium of Illinois state and county agencies today announced the official launch of the Illinois Blockchain Initiative. The group, represented by the State’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Department of Insurance, Department of Innovation & Technology and Cook County’s Recorder of Deeds will be collaborating to explore innovations presented by Blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

  •  Stateville Correctional Center’s F House Officially Closed

    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.

    "We continue to evaluate ways in which we can improve our operations and protect communities across this state," Baldwin said.

  •  Rauner Administration Moves to Establish Workplace Task Forces

    Rauner Administration Moves to Establish Workplace Task Forces

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced the creation of two task forces aimed at improving workplace environments for state employees. The Health and Safety Task Force and the Workplace Violence Task Force, both part of the state’s last, best and final offer and proposed by the union during contract negotiations, will be comprised of representatives from the administration and the union.

  •  IDVA Honors Adonai Community Support Services

    Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Honors Business

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs named Adonai Community Support Services as recipient of the Illinois Veterans’ Business and Appreciation Award for First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2017. The Award was presented at 11:00 am on November 21 at the American Legion in Aledo, Illinois. The Illinois Veterans’ Business Appreciation Award highlights and honors the work of any business or organization in Illinois that has significantly helped veterans.

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