Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot To Address Illinois HouseLightfoot's office says she will address lawmakers in both chambers. She is to speak to the Illinois House on Wednesday afternoon and the Illinois Senate on Thursday morning.
Lake County To Begin Testing Levels Of Cancer-Causing GasThe Lake County monitoring decision comes after Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's administration shut down a plant in DuPage County earlier this year when high concentrations of the chemical were detected.
Pritzker Signs Law To Sell Iconic Thompson Center In ChicagoPreservationists love the design but tenants have complained of year-round temperature problems and the building has not been maintained.
Illinois Colleges Get Scholarship Flexibility With New LawPritzker's proposed annual budget includes a $10 million increase for the $25 million program.
Governor Pritzker Names New DCFS Director, Following Deaths Of 2 Toddlers; Orders Independent ReviewIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday ordered an independent review of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and nominated a new director after the recent deaths of toddlers who were under the child welfare agency's care.
MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Marches In Chicago St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe professional mixed martial artist and boxer marched in the 64th annual parade alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.
Pritzker Unveils Online Graduated Income Tax CalculatorPritzker says Illinois' current tax system is unfair to the middle class. Republicans and some business leaders don't support the proposal.
Gov. Pritzker's Tax Plan Has 7.95 Percent Top RatePritzker campaigned on the progressive tax not only as a way to force the rich to carry a heavier tax load, but as a way to boost revenue. The state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion at the end of the fiscal year that ends in June 2020.
Pritzker: 'I'm Going To Make Sure All Voices Are Heard'"We're shortly going to be having conversations with leadership about rate structure, for the graduated income tax, to make sure we have a fair tax system. That's the very first thing we're going to go after over the next week or two, we'll be having those conversations."
Pritzker 1 Of 5 Democratic Governors Heading To DC To Fight Tax OverhaulThe Democratic governors of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon and Illinois are teaming up to fight a provision in the 2017 federal tax overhaul that they say is hurting their economies.
Pritzker Signs Law Raising Illinois Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour By 2025The minimum wage in Illinois will gradually rise to $15 an hour by 2025, after Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation that lays out regular wage increases starting next year.
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.
House Approves $15 Minimum Wage, Sends Bill To Gov. PritzkerBusiness groups want a tiered minimum wage with lower base levels in parts of the state with lower costs of living.
Illinois House Committee To Debate $15 Minimum Wage PlanAn Illinois House committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday to discuss legislation that would gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.
Pritzker Announces Justice Reform InitiativePritzker noted the state spends roughly $1.3 billion a year for the Department of Corrections, which houses about 43,000 inmates in a system made for about 32,000.