State of the State reviewed

Governor J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat from Chicago, offered his sixth State of the State and budget address last Wednesday in Springfield, describing his perspective on Illinois’ progress in the areas…

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New gender-neutral restroom law

A measure that allows multiple-occupancy public restrooms in Illinois to be labeled gender-neutral was signed into law Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.  Per the Chicago Tribune, the measure amends the…

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E-cigs now banned indoors

Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday signed HB 1540, a bill banning the usage of e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces.  The bill adds electronic smoking devices to the 2008 Smoke-Free Illinois…

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Illinois first to outlaw book bans

Gov. JB Pritzker was joined by Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, advocates, and lawmakers Monday at the Harold Washington Library to sign legislation outlawing book…

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Illinois passes budget

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a $50.6 billion state budget at the very end of its spring session, with the final vote coming in early Saturday morning. Lawmakers had…

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