Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker

Democratic State Sen. Dave Koehler of Peoria faces a well-funded Republican challenger this year.

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Bradley University is looking to correct the institution's COVID-19 course with a two-week all-student quarantine period.

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West Central Illinois is just a few days away from implementing new COVID-19 restrictions if trends don't begin to reverse.

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Peoria-area officials warn the region is veering into dangerous waters on its COVID-19 mitigation efforts.


The lobbying around the graduated income tax amendment backed by Gov. JBPritzker and Democrats is ramping up.


A coalition of Illinois business groups is launching a new campaign against the graduated income tax constitutional amendment voters will consider on November's ballot.

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The architects of the Restore Heart of Illinois regional reopening plan say that, for all intents and purposes, their plan is now the governor's plan.

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Peoria officials said Friday they'll be ready to implement their regional phased reopening plan in the next week or so.

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East Peoria Mayor John Kahl announced Friday he is forging ahead with his Tri-County Phased Reopening Plan in the face of Governor J.B. Pritzker's modified stay-at-home order.

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It won't be health professionals or local politicians who ultimately set the pace of reopening the region. It's COVID-19 itself.

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Woodford County State's Attorney Greg Minger said he will not prosecute or enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker's extended stay-at-home order.

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Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said people have largely complied with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order so far, but he is seeing increasing signs of impatience.

The Pekin Country Club has closed its golf course entirely after the Illinois State Police delivered a cease-and-desist letter to the private venue to force compliance with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home executive order. 

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Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion said more people are going outside in groups as the weather warms up. But he's asking people to adhere the governor's stay-at-home-order.

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has issued a statewide stay at home order starting tomorrow at 5 p.m. through April 7.

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Governor J.B. Pritzker says the federal and state governments are working to blunt the blow of a two-week bar and restaurant closure as much as possible. 

Illinois lawmakers across the political spectrum aren't happy about President Donald Trump's commutation of former Governor Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. 

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a pair of ambitious criminal justice reform goals Thursday: the end of cash bonds and mandatory minimum sentences in Illinois.

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Governor J.B. Pritzker shot down the suggestion of amending the Illinois Constitution to address the state's public pension funding deficit.

The chairman of the NCAA board of governors says the association hopes to avoid a court battle against states that are attempting to pass laws aimed at dismantling the NCAA's rules.

Ray LaHood was appointed Thursday to chair the board of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. 

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Illinois has become involved in a national debate over minimum staffing ratios on freight trains. 

Governor J.B. Pritzker has appointed Tremont attorney Tom Brewer as Public Administrator and Public Guardian of Tazewell County. 

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he's thankful that the state has not suffered a mass shooting like those over the weekend - without mentioning two major shootings with multiple deaths in the past decade. 

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Some Illinois gun dealers say the lack of guidelines governing them under a new state law that requires them to obtain a state license and implement a variety of security procedures is driving them out of business or across state lines. 

A Cook County judge has ruled Illinois' constitution was violated when legislators voted in recent years to freeze their pay.

Peoria Lawmakers React to Governor's Budget Proposal

Feb 21, 2019
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SPRINGFIELD -  Central Illinois lawmakers are reacting to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed $39 billion budget.

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is proposing an 'honest budget' proposal.

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Governor J.B. Pritzker delivers his first budget address Wednesday. It’s likely to be an ambitious budgetary road map. Pritzker says state’s budget has been ravaged.

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CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued an executive order creating a new office that will address what he says is a broken justice system.