LOUISVILLE…State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) learned today that the Illinois State Police Director filed emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 epidemic. The rules, effective immediately, are designed to provide FOID card... Read More.
Gov. Bruce Rauner applauded a 4-H and Google.org collaboration that will support new computer science education programs in Illinois and throughout the nation. Google executives announced the partnership and granted $1.5 million to 4-H today during a ceremony... Read More.
Congressman Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would withdraw its controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “This is a huge win for... Read More.
Governor Bruce Rauner released the following statement Wednesday following the Illinois State Board of Education’s adoption of a comprehensive educational plan in response to the Every Student Succeeds Act. Every state must develop a plan outlining its approach to school accountability, support, and... Read More.
Governor Bruce Rauner today released the following statement on SB 550, the bill that would require testing of drinking water for lead at schools and daycares: “This bill shows what is possible when we work together. I applaud the General Assembly for passing this bipartisan... Read More.
Governor Bruce Rauner today applauded the General Assembly for approving bipartisan legislation to ensure that any person being released from the Department of Corrections (DOC) or Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) has a valid state... Read More.
Governor Bruce Rauner today, on Agricultural Day at the Illinois State Fair, applauded the launch of a new not-for-profit, Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation, to emphasize capital improvements at the Springfield and Du Quoin fairgrounds. “The State Fair is the best place for Illinois... Read More.