JB Pritzker

Gov. JB Pritzker at SIUE with Katie Stuart
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
July 31, 2019 - 12:25 pm
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker contends allocation of state funds to Southern Illinois University’s Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses should be done on a proportional basis with criteria that includes student population and building needs. Pritzker made the comment Tuesday as he...
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July 29, 2019 - 10:07 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX/AP) - All single-user bathrooms in Illinois are going to have to be gender neutral, after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law outlawing single user, single-sex bathrooms, Friday. The change likely means a tweak to bathroom signs, which will no longer be able designate a...
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JB Pritzker
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July 24, 2019 - 11:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed two laws aimed at protecting young immigrants in Illinois, including those whose parents are deported. One law extends the time a child can have a short-term guardian if their parents are detained or deported by federal immigration authorities. The law...
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man looking through rifle before purchasing gun
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July 18, 2019 - 3:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit alleging a new law that expands state oversight of firearm dealers places “onerous restrictions” that could drive many out of business, officials with the advocacy group announced Wednesday. Under the law, which Democratic Gov...
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June 2019 flooding along Mississippi River in Grafton, Illinois
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July 16, 2019 - 10:25 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is urging residents to report flood damage to their county’s emergency management agencies. He says such action will increase the likelihood the state will qualify for federal disaster aid. According to the governor’s office, the state can qualify...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
Alex Degman
July 10, 2019 - 2:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX/AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is responding to the backlash caused when Confederate Railroad was taken off the grandstand lineup for the DuQuoin State Fair. The state was concerned about Confederate imagery. Pritzker responded to those who question why Snoop Dogg is still...
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Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks during a round table discussion with high school students at a creative workspace for women on October 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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June 28, 2019 - 2:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed into law a $45 billion capital spending plan to build and upgrade bridges, roads, schools and parks and pay for it by expanding gambling and make it more expensive to do things like drive and smoke cigarettes. Pritzker signed the plan...
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Alton, Illinois flooding
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June 28, 2019 - 11:15 am
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (AP) — Crews cleaning up southern Illinois roads that have been submerged for weeks under floodwaters are using fire hoses and snowplows to clear the roadways of mud, slime and debris. Illinois Department of Transportation Region 5 Operations Engineer Joseph Monroe tells the...
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kindergarten
June 27, 2019 - 12:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new state report has found that just one out of every four children in Illinois was fully prepared to enter kindergarten in the most recent school year. The Illinois State Board of Education released findings this week from a statewide teacher survey. The survey shows 26...
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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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