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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Signs Compromise Bill to Combat Repeat Gun Offenders
  2. Article number 2 - Governor Rauner Calls Lawmakers Back to Springfield to Pass Compromise Balanced Budget Plan
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Signs Legislation to Transform Bail Process, Ease Jail Overcrowding
  4. Article number 4 - Governor Rauner Calls for Real, Lasting Property Tax Relief to Spur Job Creation
  5. Article number 5 - Governor Urges Lawmakers to Pass Lasting Property Tax Relief
  • Governor Signs Compromise Bill to Combat Repeat Gun Offenders

    ​SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed a landmark criminal justice bill in his capitol office with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), and other members of the General Assembly. The bill is a result of successful negotiations between the administration, City of Chicago and the General Assembly that will crack down on criminals who are repeat gun offenders, safely reduce the prison population, and create a more rehabilitative criminal justice system.​

  •  Governor Rauner Calls Lawmakers Back to Springfield to Pass Compromise Balanced Budget Plan

    Governor Rauner Calls Lawmakers Back to Springfield to Pass Compromise Balanced Budget Plan

    SPRINGFIED, IL – One day after House and Senate Republicans unveiled a compromise balanced budget plan to end the budget impasse, Governor Bruce Rauner today called lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day special session from Wednesday, June 21st through the June 30th fiscal year deadline.​

  •  Governor Signs Legislation to Transform Bail Process, Ease Jail Overcrowding

    Governor Signs Legislation to Transform Bail Process, Ease Jail Overcrowding

    CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill that will transform the bail process. The bill sponsors Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) and Rep. Elgie Sims (D-Chicago), House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and advocate Dr. Willie Wilson joined the governor at the signing at Chicago Baptist Institute.

  •  Governor Rauner Calls for Real, Lasting Property Tax Relief to Spur Job Creation

    Governor Rauner Calls for Real, Lasting Property Tax Relief to Spur Job Creation

    CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner joined Hegewisch business and community leaders for a neighborhood tour and roundtable discussion on how to prevent jobs from moving to Indiana because of high property taxes and burdensome regulations.

    "Too often in Illinois, employers face death by a thousand taxes, regulations and burdens. Time after time, politicians in Springfield have dictated new hurdles and burdens on hardworking business owners," Governor Rauner said.​

  •  Governor Urges Lawmakers to Pass Lasting Property Tax Relief

    Governor Urges Lawmakers to Pass Lasting Property Tax Relief

    ORLAND PARK, IL - Governor Rauner and Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau joined homeowners Ken and Andi Borucke to urge the General Assembly to pass true, lasting property tax relief.

    "Illinois home and business owners pay the highest property taxes in the nation. The median average for property taxes in Illinois is $3,995 compared to $1,085 average property taxes in Indiana," said Governor Rauner. "We can't just keep sticking it to the taxpayers without any real property tax relief."​

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