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Reis Legislation Takes Aim at Fraud and Wasteful Spending

State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) has introduced multiple pieces of legislation with the goal of rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in Illinois' entitlement systems. As the Illinois General Assembly begins its work in Springfield later this month, Reis says he is focusing... Read More.

Gov. Rauner takes budget actions

After conducting a thorough review of the out-of-balance fiscal year 2018 budget passed by the General Assembly in July, Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced he intends to exercise borrowing authority to issue $6 billion in bonds to pay down a portion of the... Read More.

RLC takes Active Shooter Training to MVTHS

Thirty regional educators and administrators participated in Rend Lake College's Active Shooter Training Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Township High School. During the training, the participants prepared for an active shooter event and took part in scenario-based training alongside RLC's ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter,... Read More.

Brian N. Dorris takes seat as newest RLC Trustee

Sesser’s Brian N. Dorris took his seat as the newest Rend Lake College Board of Trustees member tonight during the monthly meeting. The lifelong Southern Illinois resident is eager to begin his six-year term with the college, and said his interest started many years... Read More.

Governor Takes Action to Protect Taxpayers

In an effort to protect taxpayers, Governor Bruce Rauner today vetoed legislation that creates a five-year pension funding fiscal cliff for Chicago's municipal and laborer pension funds that will lead to increased taxes for residents in the City of Chicago in 2023 and... Read More.

Governor Takes Clemency Action

Governor Bruce Rauner today granted five and denied 129 clemency petitions.This is the fifteenth set of petitions the governor has reviewed since taking office. Governor Rauner cleared the clemency backlog left from previous administrations in December 2016. This is the first... Read More.