Pritzker Names Second Veterans Affairs Director In 2 WeeksGov. J.B. Pritzker has appointed a state lawmaker as director of the state's Veterans Affairs department after his first choice stepped down.
State Patronage Jobs Reduced By Rauner AdministrationA special counsel to former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says his administration reclassified thousands of state jobs that were once exempt from anti-patronage protections.
Veterans' Agency Audit Ordered After Legionnaire's CaseGov. JB Pritzker ordered a health and safety audit of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs after a case of Legionnaire's Disease was discovered at the Manteno veteran's home.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Bill Requiring State Licensing Of Gun Dealers Into LawGun dealers are now required to obtain licenses in Illinois after Gov. JB Pritzker signed a landmark gun control measure into law.
Gov. Rauner Grants Grover Thompson First Posthumous Exoneration In State History; 'Uncle Grover Was A Very Good Man'Illinois made history Tuesday by making things "right" for a wrongfully convicted man who died in prison.
Rauner Grants Posthumous Clemency In Stabbing Case Days Before He Left OfficeThompson died in 1996 while serving a 40-year sentence for the attempted 1981 murder of 72-year-old Ida White in Mount Vernon. In 2007 serial killer Timothy Krajcir confessed to stabbing White.
JB Pritzker Takes Oath As Governor, Vows 'Democrats And Republicans Will Work Together'After taking the oath of office in Springfield, Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker vowed to work with Republicans to pass a balanced budget, and took a veiled shot at his predecessor, Republican Bruce Rauner, stating "our abdication of responsibility must end."
JB Pritzker To Be Sworn In As Illinois Governor MondayPritzker will become not just the richest governor, but the richest elected official in the nation when he is sworn in Monday.
Pritzker To Use Own Money To Increase Staff PayIllinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker plans to pay his own money to double the salaries of several key staffers.
Rauner Ranks At #47 In List Of Popular Governors In The U.S."The bottom 10 of the rankings consisted mostly of governors who were set for the exits this month."
Gov. Rauner Seeks Aid For Businesses Hit By Recent TornadoesRauner said he's asked the U.S. Small Business Administration for a disaster declaration that would open up low-interest loans for eligible residents and businesses in Christian, Macon, Montgomery and Sangamon counties.
Michigan Governor Wants Illinois' Help With Asian Carp PlanSeveral states bordering the lakes, including Michigan and Illinois, agreed previously to discuss cost-sharing. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently said the project would cost $778 million -- three times more than previously thought.