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Governor-Elect Rauner’s Transition Committee releases report

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Today, Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner’s Transition Committee released its report on the state of Illinois. The committee, chaired by Lieutenant Governor-elect Evelyn Sanguinetti, and co-chaired by 28 of the top business, civic and non-profit leaders in Illinois, has outlined key recommendations to return the state to a position of prominence in the United States.

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While making the rounds at 2014 Ribfest in Naperville, candidates promised to set the state in a new direction with a long-term commitment. Check out the link to Making Illinois Great to read some of the challenges and recommendations. PN 2014 File Photo

“The Transition Committee worked extremely hard on this report to ensure it was complete and thorough,” Sanguinetti  stated in the news release. “I thank them for their hard work to ensure the administration is properly briefed with recommendations as we move forward. I am looking forward to Monday so we can start to shake up Springfield.”

The report details the challenges that must be overcome, and sets forth recommendations to propel Illinois into the future. Nearly 200 committee members, representing all aspects of the state, assisted the team to figure out how to best move the state forward. They reviewed more than 1,400 pages of policy memos, and interviewed local and national policy experts to come to their conclusions. In addition, they asked the people of Illinois for their recommendations and ideas, generating more than 2,500 responses through the website, MakeIllinoisGreat.com.

“The state of Illinois is in a death spiral and in desperate need of a turnaround. I look forward to reviewing these recommendations to ensure my administration can hit the ground running,” said Rauner. “I appreciate the hard work from Evelyn and the transition team, and am ready to work with all levels of government, business and civic leaders and residents throughout the state to bring back Illinois.”

Submitted by Mike Schrimpf, Communications Director for Bruce Rauner

Transition Committee Co-Chairs

Transition Co-chairs are  Jim Alexander, Arabel Alva Rosales, Tony Anderson, Eleni Bousis, Corey Brooks, Andrea Brown, Gloria Cardenas Cudia, Beth Christie, Mark Cozzi and Bill Daley.

Also Jim Edgar, Lula Ford, Sarah Frey-Talley, Rob Funderburg, John Gates, Ron Gidwitz, Ron Huberman, Ed McMillan, James Meeks, and Doug Oberhelman.

Also Glen Poshard, Ryan Ruskin, Manny Sanchez, Aaron Schock, Jim Schultz, Jil Tracy, Willie Wilson and Phyllis Wise.

Link to Making Illinois Great

A full copy of the report can be found on the Making Illnois Great website by clicking here.

Editor’s Note: The Illinois Inauguration 2015 is slated for 11AM Mon., Jan. 12, at which time Governor-Elect Rauner will assume the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield.

On Wed., Jan. 14, the State Legislature, including Naperville’s Grant Wehrli (R-District 41), will be sworn into office. Then the workload begins.

Going forward, pay attention and get to know what’s happening in the great state of Illinois and find a place to personally contribute to help make it better. Keep in touch with local representatives serving in Springfield including State Senators Mike Connelly (District 21), Chris Nybo (District 24), Jim Oberweis (District 25), Christine Radogno (District 41), District 42 – Linda Holmes (District 42), Pat McQuire (District 43) and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (District 49). Also, watch Illinois Representatives Grant Wehrli (District 41), Jeanne Ives (District 42), Mike Fortner (District 49), Ron Sandack (District 81), Stephanie Kifowit (District 84), Emily McAsey (District 85) and Mark Batinick (District 97).

Visitors to IllinoisInauguration.com can access the schedule of events, the majority of which are free and open to the general public.

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