Tag Archives: J.B. Pritzker

Republicans Sue IL Gov To Stop Mail Voting Expansion

Courthouse News reports: A group of Illinois Republicans sued the state’s Democratic governor and others in federal court Monday over a law they claim is designed to expand voting by mail to dilute Republican votes and tilt elections in favor of Democrats, while also risking a spike in voter fraud. The Cook County Republican Party targeted Governor J.B. Pritzker in …

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Illinois Gov In Quarantine After Staffer Tests COVID+

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: A member of Gov J.B. Pritzker’s senior staff has tested positive for COVID-19 and all staffers — including the governor — will now work from home for an “appropriate isolation period,” the governor’s office said Monday. The staff member was asymptomatic and tested positive late last week. That staffer was also in close contact with Pritzker …

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IL Gov: Trump Doesn’t Understand The Word “Federal”

Axios reports: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that President Trump’s comments about the federal government’s stockpile of medical equipment suggest he “does not understand the word ‘federal.'” White House adviser Jared Kushner argued at a press briefing last week that the “notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile; …

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Illinois Gov To Give Statewide “Shelter In Place” Order

The Chicago Tribune reports: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to issue a “shelter-in-place” order for the entire state starting Saturday, essentially commanding residents to stay in their homes as the officials take drastic measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, sources told the Tribune. Pritzker is expected to announce the directive at a 3 p.m. Friday news conference along …

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Illinois Gov Closes Bars, Restaurants To Be Takeout Only

Peoria’s CBS News affiliate reports: The latest victim of the COVID-19 coronavirus are bars and restaurants. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday afternoon they are to be closed for two weeks. This closure is for dining in and details are being worked out to keep the kitchens open for delivery or carryout meals. He went on to say there are …

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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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