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People have suggestions for incoming Ill. governor’s first 100 days

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Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner.

CHICAGO (AP) – A committee advising Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has issued recommendations for the Republican’s first 100 days in office.

The bipartisan transition committee issued a report Friday with more than 100 recommendations.

Among the suggestions is that Illinois “jump start” the oil and gas drilling process known hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

They also say Rauner should pause and review major infrastructure projects and begin streamlining some state agencies.

Another suggestion is for Rauner to work with legislators on ways to safely reduce Illinois’ prison population by changing sentencing laws.

And they say Rauner should find a professional firm to create Illinois’ “new brand” and market the state to CEOs nationwide.

Rauner will be sworn into office Monday. He’s spending Friday and Saturday visiting several Illinois communities. The inaugural festivities begin Sunday.