Gov. Bruce Rauner will be the featured speaker at the 50th annual Tazewell County Lincoln Day Dinner.

The dinner will be Tuesday, April 4, at Embassy Suites in East Peoria. Tickets cost $60 for military veterans and $70 for nonveterans. Cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the dinner starting at 7:30 p.m.

"Having the governor speak for us on this special occasion is an honor, especially in light of the difficult task of restoring Illinois to financial stability," Tazewell County Republican Party Chairman Mary Buress said in a release Monday.

For reservations, call 309-241-7563 or email mary.buress@yahoo.com.