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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Rauner Encourages Illinoisans to Serve Those Who Served
  2. Article number 2 - Schools Encouraged to Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Rauner Proclaims First Gold Star Family Day in Illinois
  4. Article number 4 - Governor Signs Executive Order Creating New Illinois Bicentennial Commission
  5. Article number 5 - Rauner Administration Abolishes Position in IDOT Patronage Hiring Scandal
  •  Governor Rauner Encourages Illinoisans to Serve Those Who Served

    Governor Rauner Encourages Illinoisans to Serve Those Who Served

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner today joined Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Assistant Director Harry Sawyer at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield to encourage Illinoisans to participate in a new state-wide program to thank service men and women, our veterans and their families.​​​​

  •  Schools Encouraged to Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

    Schools Encouraged to Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation is encouraging schools throughout the state to participate in the 20th Annual International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5. Launched in 2000, International Walk to School Day is an opportunity for schools to promote walking to and from school, while also encouraging children to improve their own health in ways that benefit the environment.​​​

  •  Governor Rauner Proclaims First Gold Star Family Day in Illinois

    Governor Rauner Proclaims First Gold Star Family Day in Illinois

    ​SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner today proclaimed September 26, 2016, as the first Gold Star Family Day in Illinois. To mark the day, the Governor attended a Gold Star Family Day event in the Capitol Rotunda with members of Gold Star families, the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and Survivor Outreach.​​

  •  Governor Signs Executive Order Creating New Illinois Bicentennial Commission

    Governor Signs Executive Order Creating New Illinois Bicentennial Commission

    SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today 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 anniversary.

    "The Illinois Bicentennial is an incredible opportunity to celebrate Illinois' contributions to the country and the world and plan for our next 200 years of innovation and achievements," said Governor Rauner.​

  •  Rauner Administration Abolishes Position in IDOT Patronage Hiring Scandal

    Rauner Administration Abolishes Position in IDOT Patronage Hiring Scandal

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Rauner Administration announced today it has abolished the staff assistant position at the Illinois Department of Transportation. The position was central to the IDOT patronage hiring scandal that began under previous administrations.​

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