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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner won’t attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.  

Rauner says he’s “focused on Illinois” and is trying “to minimize the distractions” and his time out of state. The governor says he has friends in Trump's upcoming administration and expects Illinois to have a good relationship with the president-elect.  

Trump will take the oath of office Jan. 20, just 5 days before Rauner is scheduled to give the State of the State speech in Springfield.

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Wednesday was a day for celebrations at Northern Illinois University…even before the undefeated Huskies crushed Ball State, 48 to 27. It was Inauguration Day for NIU president Doug Baker, and student achievement was the focus.

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An important figure in Northern Illinois University’s history is back on campus today to celebrate the school’s future. NIU’s tenth president John La Tourette will attend the inauguration of the 12th president, Doug Baker. 

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It’s inauguration week at Northern Illinois University. Doug Baker will be welcomed as NIU’s 12th president in ceremonies throughout the week…even though he’s held the position for more than four months now.