Posts Tagged “Gov. J.B. Pritzker”

Cicero applauds court decision extending TRO protections to City View residents

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Cicero applauds court decision extending TRO protections to City View residents

Cicero applauds court decision extending TRO protections to City View residents A Cook County Circuit Court Judge granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) forcing City View MultiCare Center to adhere to the state’s Executive Order on combatting the coronavirus, and rejected motions by City View, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Gov. Pritzker to…

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Cicero applauds Judge for issuing TRO on State and City View

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Cicero applauds Judge for issuing TRO on State and City View

Cicero applauds Judge for issuing TRO on State and City View Judge orders Governor Pritzker, Illinois Department of Public Health and City View to enforce state coronavirus requirements at City View Cook County Circuit Court Judge Alison Conlon granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on Tuesday ordering Governor Pritzker and the State to enforce coronavirus…

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Municipalities Remain in Limbo Without Ruling from Attorney General on FOIA

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Municipalities Remain in Limbo Without Ruling from Attorney General on FOIA

Municipalities Remain in Limbo Without Ruling from Attorney General on FOIA With reduced staffing, focus must remain on providing essential services and public health Nearly 200 mayors across the state have joined the Illinois Municipal League (IML) in urging Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office to issue an advisory opinion to grant public bodies additional time…

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Illinois unemployment surges in wake of coronavirus restrictions on businesses

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Illinois unemployment surges in wake of coronavirus restrictions on businesses

Illinois unemployment surges in wake of coronavirus restrictions on businesses Unemployment Rate Dropped to New Historic Low in February, While State Sees Significant Increase in Unemployment Claims in March While the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate fell -0.1 percentage point to 3.4 percent, a new record low, the…

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Pritzker announces 330 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Illinois

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Pritzker announces 330 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Illinois

Pritzker announces 330 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Illinois Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said that the number of Coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Illinois increased by 330 and that there are three COVID-19 related deaths. The Governor also announced he was extending the deadline for income tax filings and providing a $90 million program to help…

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Morrison slams Pritzker and Lightfoot for politicizing COVID-19 messages

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Morrison slams Pritzker and Lightfoot for politicizing COVID-19 messages

Morrison slams Pritzker and Lightfoot for politicizing COVID-19 messages Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison called on Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot to stop the “Political Sniping And Start Providing Steady Leadership.” Governor Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lightfoot have begun many of their daily press conferences with personal attacks against President Trump rather than seeking to…

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Pritzker to give financial aid to illegal and undocumented students

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Pritzker to give financial aid to illegal and undocumented students

Pritzker to give financial aid to illegal and undocumented students The governor’s directive will also provide state financial aid to transgender students. Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides qualifying students an opportunity to apply for MAP Grants For the first time in Illinois, eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial…

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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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Former Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee to be Grand Marshall for State Fair parade

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Former Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee to be Grand Marshall for State Fair parade

Former Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee to be Grand Marshall for State Fair parade The Illinois State Fair along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced Olympic Gold Medal winner and East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the Grand Marshall for the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade. The retired American track and field athlete won three…

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Petroleum Marketers: Raising taxes on gas and cigarettes will hurt businesses across Illinois

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Petroleum Marketers: Raising taxes on gas and cigarettes will hurt businesses across Illinois

Petroleum Marketers: Raising taxes on gas and cigarettes will hurt businesses across Illinois New taxes will be disastrous for gas stations and convenience stores, particularly along border As lawmakers prepare to head home for the summer, one of their final acts before leaving the Capitol includes potentially doubling the state’s motor fuel tax and raising…

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Poll: Pritzker Progressive Income Tax, Pension Holiday Plans Panned by South Suburban Voters

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Poll: Pritzker Progressive Income Tax, Pension Holiday Plans Panned by South Suburban Voters

Poll: Pritzker Progressive Income Tax, Pension Holiday Plans Panned by South Suburban Voters A survey of south suburban Chicagoland voters shows that a majority of residents oppose Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s tax hike plan to switch the state from a fixed rate income tax to a graduated rate income tax. The survey shows that most respondents…

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Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Women’s History Month

Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Women’s History Month Governor JB Pritzker hosted a Women’s History Month Celebration this morning at the state capitol, honoring the work of women leaders across the state. The following are the governor’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I’m thrilled to be here with you on this special day. I especially want to…

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