JB Pritzker

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August 05, 2019 - 4:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s thankful that the state has not suffered a mass shooting like those over the weekend — without mentioning two major shootings with multiple deaths in the past decade. The Democrat was asked Monday in Chicago about the shootings in El...
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July 29, 2019 - 10:33 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/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 signing bills into laws
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July 24, 2019 - 11:33 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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Gun manufacturer and dealer in Illinois
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July 18, 2019 - 3:27 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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West Alton flooding along Mississippi River in Illinois
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July 16, 2019 - 10:28 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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July 10, 2019 - 5:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/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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Southern rock group Confederate Railroad lead singer Danny Shirley
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July 09, 2019 - 1:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they’re under Chicago liberals’ thumb of political correctness. The...
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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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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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