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June 12, 2019 - 1:42 pm
CHICAGO (KFTK/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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June 05, 2019 - 2:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign the state budget as is, including $1,600 pay increases for the 177 members of the state General Assembly. That means Pritzker won’t invoke a constitutional power that would let him block the raises while letting the rest of the...
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May 31, 2019 - 4:32 pm
The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned on the issue. Those 21 and...
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May 30, 2019 - 4:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK) — 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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May 23, 2019 - 10:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is confident that Illinois residents will swallow $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes to pay for a massive state construction program , while a key Republican said some of the taxes aren’t acceptable and lawmakers may have to seek...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:05 pm
By SARA BURNETT /Associated Press CHICAGO (AP/KFTK) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for...
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April 08, 2019 - 2:21 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker recently signed into law HB 345 , which bans the sale of tobacco and related products to those under the age of 21. Illinois is the first state in the Midwest to adopt “Tobacco 21.” On July 1, Illinois and Virginia will become the eighth and...
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