Deported Army Veteran Miguel Perez Jr. Optimistic About Bid For Citizenship After Pardon From GovernorPerez served 7 ½ years in prison for a non-violent drug crime, and was deported to Mexico in 2018.
Gov. JB Pritzker Grants Clemency To U.S. Veteran Miguel Perez Jr., Deported To MexicoGov. JB Pritzker has granted clemency to U.S. Army veteran Miguel Perez, who immigrated to Illinois as a child, the governor's office said Friday. Perez served 7.5 years for a "non-violent offense" and was deported to Mexico in 2018. 
Gov. JB Pritzker Fractures Leg, Under Doctor's Orders To 'Rest And Recover'Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has sustained a hairline fracture to his left femur, his office confirmed Thursday. 
Pritzker Reluctant To Criticize Madigan On Harassment ReportThe report ordered by former state executive inspector general Maggie Hickey and released focused on three allegations of sexual misconduct or intimidation.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Law Increasing Minimum Salary For Illinois TeachersIn an effort to address a statewide teacher shortage, Gov. JB Pritzker has signed legislation gradually raising the minimum salary for Illinois teachers to $40,000 a year.
Illinois Becomes 2nd State In US To Enact Immigrant Tenant Protection LawUnder the law, landlords cannot evict or intimidate tenants by threatening to disclose their status to any person, entity or law enforcement agency.
Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill Expansion Of Medical Marijuana LawThe bill also adds another 12 conditions to the list of acceptable conditions bringing the total number to 54.
New Law Aimed At Addressing Illinois Teacher ShortageThe Illinois State Board of Education says there were more than 1,400 unfilled classroom positions at the start of the last school year.
Udder-ly Unique: Illinois State Fair Officials Unveil Popular Butter CowLast year, hundreds of pounds of butter was sculpted into a cow by the same Iowa artist, Sarah Pratt. The base had "Land of Lincoln" written on it and included a stovepipe hat, as a nod to Abraham Lincoln.
Illinois Spending $20M To Encourage Complete Census CountIllinois is giving out $20 million in grants to community organizations and local governments to help ensure all residents are counted in the 2020 census.
5 Governors Push Presidential Candidates To Aid Great Lakes"The Great Lakes are a vital natural resource to our entire nation, and ensuring American families have access to clean drinking water and a safe waterway system that supports our economy should be a priority for our next president," Pritzker said.