Japanese Delegation Stops in Chicago During Midwest Tour

CHICAGO – As part of a brief investment tour of the USA, Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation, visited Illinois on May 14-15, to tour the area’s innovation ecosystems and meet with members of the Chicagoland business community. Governor Bruce Rauner hosted the delegation, along with business leaders, at an Executive Breakfast on May 15th at the Metropolitan Club.

110 million visitors from around the country came to Illinois in 2016

CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner today kicked-off National Travel & Tourism Week and released domestic Illinois tourism figures that show robust growth in visitor spending in 2016.

Congratulates graduates for entering an agency that is embracing evidence-based approaches to rehabilitate youth

SPRINGFIELD - Governor Bruce Rauner today congratulated the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) Specialist Interns at the IDJJ graduation ceremony for their work to serve the people of Illinois. The governor commended the agency on the steps it’s taken to shift the state’s juvenile justice system into a youth-focused, rehabilitative model.

CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced the next steps to comprehensive plan to combat hate crimes in Illinois through improved training of law enforcement.

As directed by the Governor last month, Illinois State Police worked with the Anti-Defamation League to create a new curriculum for Illinois State Police Cadets to better identify, investigate and prosecute hate crimes.

Part of Administration's transformation efforts to reduce the prison population 25% by 2025

KEWANEE - Governor Bruce Rauner today joined Illinois Department of Corrections Director John Baldwin on a tour of the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center. The governor saw firsthand how the Department of Corrections is giving offenders a second chance at a prosperous life upon re-entering their communities.

Reaffirms commitment to innovation and technology

SKOKIE – Governor Rauner today toured the Illinois Science and Technology Park and discussed changes to increase job growth and the importance of innovation and technology in Illinois economy.

-Makes Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum own agency-

--Consolidates Human Rights Commission with the Department of Human Rights—


Reaffirms support for Illinois agriculture industry


SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Rauner today discussed growing Illinois by supporting agribusiness, growing the economy, and creating more good-paying jobs at the Agriculture Legislative Day Breakfast.

CHICAGO – Deputy Governor Leslie Munger released the following statement on Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s decision to appeal the judge’s ruling on lawmaker pay.

-Recognizes Illinois State Police 95th Anniversary-

--Cadets allow ISP to send more resources to Chicagoland area--

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today highlighted the approval of two Illinois State Police (ISP) Cadet classes, and reaffirmed the administration's continued support for the ISP and public safety. He proclaimed April 1, 2017 Illinois State Police Day in Illinois to honor the 95th anniversary of the creation of the ISP.