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Democrat J.B. Pritzker Defeats Republican Bruce Rauner In Illinois Governor's Race
The "Battle of the Billionaires" was the most expensive governor's race in U.S. history.
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Illinois Governor Blocks Bill To Tell People With Criminal Histories About Their Voting Rights
The veto requires "an honest conversation about why you wouldn’t want to empower people to participate in the political process," an advocate said.
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With New Illinois Gun Law, 'Red Flag' States Have More Than Doubled Since Parkland
It’s at least the eighth state to enact a law since the Florida shooting. It lays out a legal process for the temporary seizure of guns from people deemed to be dangerous.
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Massive Protest Against Gun Violence Closes Chicago Highway
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner sparred on Twitter over the response to the protest.
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Illinois Governor Calls On Neo-Nazi Candidate To Drop Out Of Congressional Race
While Bruce Rauner called on Arthur Jones to leave the race, he stopped short of endorsing a vote for his opponent, Democratic incumbent Dan Lipinski.
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Wealthy Businessmen To Face Off For Illinois Gov.
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker and multi-millionaire Bruce Rauner will face off for Illinois governor, and with their deep pockets it could be the country’s most expensive gubernatorial race ever.
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Billionaire Democrat Wins Illinois Gubernatorial Nomination
J.B. Pritzker has a big bank account -- and he's gonna need it.
Illinois GOP Rep. Doesn't Get Why Transphobic Ad Upset People
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Rep. Jeanne Ives has defended her new commercial as "edgy" and "accurate."
Illinois GOP Rep. Under Fire For Ad Mocking Transgender Community, Feminists
Both Democrats and Republicans called Rep. Jeanne Ives' gubernatorial campaign ad "bigoted" and "homophobic."
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Green Card-Holding Veteran Goes On Hunger Strike To Protest Deportation
“If it comes down to me being deported, I would rather leave this world in the country I gave my heart for,” said Miguel Perez, Jr.
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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Expanding Abortion Coverage
The bill would also keep abortions legal even if the U.S. Supreme Court were to strike down Roe v. Wade.
Voucher Champs Take Note: Illinois’ $75M Tax Credit Offset Funding Does Not Exist
Public school teacher, education activist, PhD
On August 31, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a bill that includes a $75-million provision for “tax
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GOP Illinois Governor Signs Major Voting Reform Into Law
His signature marks a major victory for voting rights advocates and for efforts to increase voter registration.
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It's Officially Barack Obama Day In Illinois
The honorary holiday commemorates the former president's birthday.
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The Fight For $15 Advances From Coast To Coast
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General Counsel and Program Director, National Employment Law ...
Most Democrats in the House and Senate are rallying behind a $15 federal minimum wage.
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GOP Illinois Governor To Sign Automatic Voter Registration After Vetoing It Last Year
Advocates tried again. This time, they succeeded.
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Republican Governors Keep Vetoing Legislation That Would Make Voting Easier
Three Republican governors have vetoed automatic voter registration bills in the past two years.
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activist, strategist and president of MK Communications
It’s been a hard month – let’s say a hard year – for women at the hands of Republican men. While President Trump is an acknowledged
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