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Welch Statement on Student Athlete Endorsement Act

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Welch Statement on Student Athlete Endorsement Act

Welch Statement on Student Athlete Endorsement Act State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, issued the following statement Wednesday after the Legislature adjourned the fall legislative session without the Senate passing House Bill 3904, the Student Athlete Endorsement Act: “I’m very disappointed that we were not able to get this reform that brings equity and fairness…

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Gov. Pritzker Statement on Legislation to Cap Insulin Costs

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Gov. Pritzker Statement on Legislation to Cap Insulin Costs

Gov. Pritzker Statement on Legislation to Cap Insulin Costs Springfield, Ill. — Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement after both chambers of the General Assembly passed legislation to cap insulin costs for Illinois families. “Skyrocketing prescription drug prices are an enormous burden for too many Illinois families, and this legislation will significantly lower out-of-pocket…

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Iris Martinez announces candidacy for Cook County Circuit Clerk

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Iris Martinez announces candidacy for Cook County Circuit Clerk

Iris Martinez announces candidacy for Cook County Circuit Clerk Illinois Senator Iris Martinez announced Thursday (Oct. 17, 2019) that she will be a candidate in the Democratic Primary for the office of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, succeeding Dorothy Brown who announced in August that she will not seek re-election. Martinez was elected to The…

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Illinois Joining Forces to Host Veteran’s Resource Fair as Part of Chicago Warrior Week

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Illinois Joining Forces to Host Veteran’s Resource Fair as Part of Chicago Warrior Week

Illinois Joining Forces to Host Veteran’s Resource Fair as Part of Chicago Warrior Week From September 14-21, Illinois Joining Forces (IJF), will join other state-wide and regional Veteran Service Organizations for the first annual Chicago Warrior Week, a week-long series of events designed for veterans that will highlight the programs and resources available to help…

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Pritzker announces major step towards sale of Thompson Center

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Pritzker announces major step towards sale of Thompson Center

Pritzker announces major step towards sale of Thompson Center Governor Pritzker issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Technical and Project Management Expertise Governor JB Pritzker today announced a major step toward the sale of the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC).  The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) will issue a Request for Proposals…

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Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage

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Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage

Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage Taking another step to address the statewide teacher shortage, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation today raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000.   “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their…

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