(MT. VERNON, IL) — Governor Bruce Rauner will journey downstate today for a number of appearances. Rauner will start his day with a visit to Rend Lake College in Ina at 10 a.m. From there he will discuss Illinois’ path forward with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce at the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge at 11 a.m. and with the Marion Chamber of Commerce at Tower Square Plaza in Marion at 12:45 p.m. While in Southern Illinois, Rauner will visit Marion Junior High School at 2 p.m. and 17th Street BBQ in Murphysboro at 5:15 p.m.