Illinois legislature

Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
June 12, 2019 - 2:13 pm
CHICAGO (KMOX/AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill to expand abortion protections in Illinois, a move that comes while some Republican-led states try to restrict the procedure. The law establishes abortion as a “fundamental right” for women. Pritzker, a Democrat, signed the bill Wednesday,...
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identification documents
May 30, 2019 - 4:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — The Illinois General Assembly approved Wednesday a bill that would allow Illinoisans to choose a non-binary gender marker on their drivers' licenses or state IDs. Now HB3534 is on its way to Gov. JB Pritzker's desk after receiving a 67-38 vote in the House in April and a...
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J.B. Pritzker
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May 28, 2019 - 12:48 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Voters will decide next year whether to ditch Illinois’ flat-rate income tax in favor of one that hits the wealthy hardest following House action Monday that gave Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker his top campaign pledge and biggest victory since taking office. On a 73-44 roll...
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fast food
May 15, 2019 - 10:58 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — People who use food stamps in Illinois may soon be able to buy fast food with them. A House bill that now sits in the Senate would establish the Restaurant Meals Program to permit individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to use their...
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