Tag Archives: J.B. Pritzker

ILLINOIS: Dem Gov Signs LGBT History Curriculum Bill

The Windy City Times reports: Students in Illinois public schools will learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state and national history after approval today of the Inclusive Curriculum Law by Gov. Pritzker, according to Equality Illinois. Starting with the 2020-21 school year, the Inclusive Curriculum Law — House Bill 246 — will ensure the …

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Illinois Becomes 11th State To Legalize Recreational Pot

The Associated Press reports: Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box. Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing …

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ILLINOIS: Democrat J.D. Pritzker Elected Governor

Fox News reports: Fox News is projecting billionaire J.B. Pritzker will be the next governor of Illinois. Pritzker, a Democrat, cruised to victory over Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner, Libertarian Grayson Jackson, and Conservative Party candidate State Sen. Sam McCann. Some polls from the closing days of the race had Rauner trailing by double digits. Despite the bleak outlook, the governor …

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New Ad From GOP Gov Shows Challenger Marrying Dem House Speaker: “I Now Pronounce Illinois Fucked”

The Chicago Tribune reports: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a new TV ad on Tuesday that’s provocative for its use of a bleeped-out profanity to describe the future of Illinois if Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker wins and serves in government alongside House Speaker Michael Madigan. The scene is a wedding ceremony with look-alikes for Pritzker and Madigan standing in …

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ILLINOIS: Dem Billionaire Wins Gubernatorial Primary, GOP Incumbent Squeaks By Right Wing Challenger

The Chicago Tribune reports: Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker will take on wealthy Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in November, a race expected to easily shatter Illinois campaign spending records and make a run at the national mark. Both candidates enter a nearly eight-month general election campaign needing to unify their respective parties following bruising primary campaigns. More than half of Democratic …

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