Illinois Senate Approves $15 Minimum Wage LegislationThe Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15, a priority of newly elected Gov. JB Pritzker, who is hoping to be able to sign the measure before his first budget address.
What's In A Name? For Governor Pritzker, Going By JB Is 'Just Easier'By now, you’re sure to know who Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is, but do you know how to spell his name, or more specifically how to punctuate it?
Deep Freeze Danger: Governor Pritzker Declares Emergency Over Extreme Cold SnapWith an extended extreme cold snap bringing dangerously low wind chills to Illinois, Gov. JB Prizker has issued a disaster proclamation, to help provide state resources to respond to the frigid weather.
Illinois Joins States Committed To Carbon-Emission ReductionGov. JB Pritzker has ordered that Illinois join a group of U.S. states committed to following the Paris Climate Agreement on reducing carbon emissions.
ATF Data Unclear On Whether Gun Dealer Licensing Laws Make States SaferIt took 16 years of work in the legislature, but Thursday Gov. JB Pritzker signed a landmark gun control bill into law.
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.
Governor JB Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Licensing LawJust days after being sworn in as governor, JB Pritzker is expected to sign a sweeping gun reform bill into law. The legislation would require firearms dealers in Illinois to obtain state licenses.
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 Faces 'Pretty Large Hole' In State Budget As He Prepares To Take Reins As GovernorJB Pritzker will be sworn in as governor Monday afternoon, at a packed arena in Springfield.
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.
J.B. Pritzker To Double Staffers' Salaries With His Own MoneyWhen he takes the oath of office Monday, Pritzker will become the richest elected official in the nation.
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.
Lawmakers Convene For Last Full Day Of The 100th General AssemblyThe Democrat won't be inaugurated until Monday but he is seeking a change in state law to boost salaries of cabinet officials by 15 percent.
Illinois, Pennsylvania Governors Wager On Wild Card GameIllinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf have made a friendly wager over Sunday's football game.
Illinois Marijuana Legalization Debate Shifts From 'When' to 'How'Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker campaigned on the legalization issue and its corresponding tax revenue of as much as $1 billion a year. And Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is on board .