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  1. Article number 1 - Governor hears from farmers on agricultural advances, community needs
  2. Article number 2 - Gov. Rauner enacts legislation to combat fraudulent opioid prescriptions
  3. Article number 3 - One year in, Future Energy Jobs Act on pace to add jobs, draw investment
  4. Article number 4 - Governor tours specialty hospital construction site in Rockford
  5. Article number 5 - Cast of Hamilton Celebrates the start of Illinois Bicentennial by unveiling the Bicentennial Flag of Illinois
  •  Governor hears from farmers on agricultural advances, community needs

    Governor hears from farmers on agricultural advances, community needs

    ​CARMI, IL (Dec. 14, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner met with farmers at a southern Illinois roundtable to learn more about efforts to thwart nutrient loss and advanced agriculture production and management, and to hear about the effects of policy decisions on agri-business.

    "Agriculture is not just our largest industry; it is Illinois’ most important legacy," Rauner said.​

  •  Gov. Rauner enacts legislation to combat fraudulent opioid prescriptions

    Gov. Rauner enacts legislation to combat fraudulent opioid prescriptions

    EAST ST. LOUIS (Dec. 13, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law SB 772, legislation that will require prescribers with an Illinois Controlled Substance License to register with and use the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), a database that records patient prescription history.

    The PMP allows physicians to check previous patient prescriptions and requests for controlled substances. Increasing the required checkpoints in advance of prescribing controlled substances will cut down on "doctor-shopping."

  •  One year in, Future Energy Jobs Act on pace to add jobs, draw investment

    One year in, Future Energy Jobs Act on pace to add jobs, draw investment

    CORDOVA, IL (Dec. 12, 2017) — Addressing gatherings at nuclear power plants in Cordova and Clinton, Gov. Bruce Rauner celebrated the jobs saved and gains made one year in to the state’s tenure with the Future Energy Jobs Act.

    "Today we are here to celebrate the bright future of energy jobs in Illinois," Rauner said. "Thanks to the Future Energy Jobs Act, Illinois is poised to compete head-to-head with any state in the nation to attract energy investment and jobs, while still protecting ratepayers and taxpayers."​

  •  Governor tours specialty hospital construction site in Rockford

    Governor tours specialty hospital construction site in Rockford

    ROCKFORD, IL (Dec. 5, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner toured Mercyhealth’s multimillion-dollar medical complex under construction in Rockford, where leading-edge care and hundreds of high-quality jobs will advance the physical and economic health of Illinoisans.

    "This is so impressive," Rauner said of progress at the site, where groundbreaking took place in June 2016 on a 451,000-square-foot, three-wing, six-story hospital and a five-story, 81,500-square-foot medical center.​​

  •  Cast of Hamilton Celebrates the start of Illinois Bicentennial by unveiling the Bicentennial Flag of Illinois

    Cast of Hamilton Celebrates the start of Illinois Bicentennial by unveiling the Bicentennial Flag of Illinois

    CHICAGO (Dec. 3, 2017) — The cast of Hamilton at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago officially began the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration by unveiling the Bicentennial Flag from the stage.

    Alexander Gemignani, who plays King George III, declared, "Today marks the birthdate and the kick off to the Illinois Bicentennial. We are honored to reveal to you the new bicentennial flag and celebrate 200 years of history with the Governor and all the people of Illinois."​

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