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  1. Article number 1 - Rauner Calls on Democratic Legislators to Withdraw Lawsuit Seeking Paychecks
  2. Article number 2 - Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Announces Appointments to Illinois Bicentennial Commission
  4. Article number 4 - Illinois Announces Initiative to Grow Innovation Sector
  5. Article number 5 - Stateville Correctional Center’s F House Officially Closed
  •  Rauner Calls on Democratic Legislators to Withdraw Lawsuit Seeking Paychecks

    Rauner Calls on Democratic Legislators to Withdraw Lawsuit Seeking Paychecks

    CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner called on Democratic legislators to put taxpayers and critical human services ahead of their own personal gain by withdrawing their lawsuit seeking paychecks and join him in pushing for a balanced budget with reforms.

    "This lawsuit is a stunning reminder of why we need change in Springfield," Governor Rauner said.

  •  Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars

    Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars

    DEERFIELD, IL – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission 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.

    State Scholars rank in approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 765 high schools across the state. Honorees are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.

  •  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.

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