Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun TraffickersGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.
Rauner To Sign Bill To Punish Trafficking Guns Into IllinoisUnder the new law, a first conviction of trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. A subsequent offense will be punishable by up to 30 years.
Dems Praise Gov. Rauner For Signing Measures Aimed At Reducing Prison PopulationSo, how does going easier on crime help fight it? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
Rauner Signs Bill Creating Human Trafficking Task ForceGov. Bruce Rauner labeled human trafficking a form of “modern day slavery” Sunday as he signed two bills targeting on a statewide level the crime of forced sexual exploitation.
Gov. Rauner Signs Repeal Of 'Tampon Tax' In IllinoisThe Republican signed the law Friday repealing so-called "pink taxes" on items such as tampons and menstrual pads. The change takes effect Jan. 1.
Rauner Launching Private Foundation to Fix Illinois State FairgroundsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a private foundation to collect corporate donations for fairgrounds improvements.
Democrats Slam Rauner For Veto Of Automatic Voter RegistrationDemocratic state lawmakers and others have lashed at Gov. Bruce Rauner, for his veto of legislation that would allow for automatic voter registration when people get their driver’s licenses.
Gov. Rauner Bucks GOP By Signing Bills To Expand Birth Control, Access To AbortionsThe signings highlight a side of the governor's ideology that gets little attention as he wages a war against Democrats to change the political landscape of Illinois.
Rauner Signs Legislation Reducing Pot Penalties In IllinoisRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that makes marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines and no jail time.
Democrats Already Eyeing Potential Candidates For Governor In 2018While the focus at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is on nominating Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee for president, various Illinois elected officials were dancing around the question of who ought to run for governor in two years.
In E-Mail, Rauner Called CPS Teachers 'Virtually Illiterate'llinois Gov. Bruce Rauner once contended half of Chicago Public Schools teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of its principals are "incompetent."
Leaders Tout Measure To Secure Life Insurance PaymentsIllinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs and state legislators from both parties Tuesday asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to act quickly to sign legislation that would require insurance companies to notify beneficiaries of available death benefits.