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J.B. Pritzker

J.B. Pritzker
J.B. Pritzker

Governor Signs $150 Million Plan To Improve ‘Disparities And Inequities In Health Care’

The plan invites hospitals and social services addressing underlying causes of health disparities to apply for state funding. The deadline for the first round of funding is April 9.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ex-Felons Are Working To Get Out The Vote Among Former Illinois Inmates — And They’re Paying Extra Attention To Judges

The vast majority of people released from prison believe they no longer have the right to vote. They can vote in Illinois, and many are encouraging them to cast a ballot in this week's election.

Citywide

Fifth Third Bank Announces $20 Million Investment In Chicago’s South And West Side Opportunity Zones

Specific projects in line for the funding were not announced at Monday's press conference, but will be unveiled "in the coming months."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Piping Plover Day’ Declared By Governor To Honor Rare Birds That Nested At Montrose Beach

A new documentary on the fight to save the rare piping plovers will debut on Nov. 18, which is now Piping Plover Day in Illinois.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Filmmaking Is Booming In Chicago, With A Record 520 Projects Shot Here Last Year, Emanuel And Pritzker Tout

Some 13,000 jobs were supported by the film industry in 2018, up from 5,000 in 2011, the city said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale