SPRINGFIELD, IL – Every day, I am working to bring needed reforms to our great state, including term limits, lower property taxes, more jobs, education reform and pension reform.
CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner addressed the Illinois State Board of Education meeting to advocate for more rigorous standards to prioritize equity and closing achievement gaps.
As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act each state is required to submit a plan to the U.S. Department of Education on how they are prioritizing equity and supporting teachers.
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) launched the Tiny Boots Child Care Program at the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago. This program provides temporary childcare for any Illinois Veteran who has a medical, counseling appointment or a job interview. The IDVA contracted with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago to operate the program. The child care program is funded through a grant from the IDVA Vet Cash program.
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Bruce Rauner announced his support for a bill that would help ease the burden of the Illinois Department of Corrections and taxpayers by taking into account an inmate’s ability to pay for a private attorney. As a WGN investigation noted, state taxpayers paid the attorney and investigator fees to defend convicted murderer Drew Peterson in his murder-for-hire trial.