Congratulations to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The smooth shift of power in our
democracy is truly a sight to behold and it never ceases to amaze me as Governors and
Presidents change in this great country.
Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, Diana Rauner & Governor Rauner
As the leading disability advocate in Illinois, The Arc will continue to advocate for
rebalancing the disability system that is person centered, implementation of Employment
First legislation, eliminating the PUNS Waiting List and increasing wages for direct care
staff, to name a few of our core values.
The Arc of Illinois and its mission remains the same. We will continue to advocate on
behalf of the 220,000 infants, children and adults with intellectual and other
developmental disabilities and their families for full inclusion, in their communities, as a
As Governor Rauner and his administration move forward, The Arc will be there working
with them, because we know that everyone can live a full life in the community.
The Arc of Illinois looks forward to working with the Governor and his new administration.
Tony Paulauski Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423