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JB Pritzker

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Declares Victory In Governor’s Race, Easily Defeating Republican Darren Bailey

The race was called early for Pritzker. Bailey had repeatedly criticized Chicago, Illinois' largest city, as a "hellhole."

Citywide

Immigrants From Texas Need Winter Clothes, Coats, Shoes And Supplies. Here’s How You Can Donate

Residents can donate essentials, buy items off online wish lists or register to volunteer at shelter partners to support migrants.

Citywide

Pritzker Declares State Of Emergency To Fast Track Housing, Medical Care And More For Texas Migrants Bused To Chicago

About 500 migrants have arrived in Chicago since the end of August, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shows no sign of stopping his "political stunt," local officials said.

Downtown

Texas Governor Is ‘Sowing Chaos’ By Sending Migrants To Chicago Without Helping Local Officials, Pritzker Says

Governors typically collaborate across states, but Abbott's administration is refusing to reply when Illinois asks about migrants, Gov. JB Pritzker said: "This is all a political game for Gov. Abbott — and, frankly, it's cruel."

Citywide

Pritzker To Face Trump-Backed Darren Bailey In Illinois Gov’s Race

Pritzker painted the election as a fight for the soul of Illinois, calling Bailey an "extremist." Bailey criticized Pritzker's COVID-19 policies.

Citywide

Auburn Park, A $35 Million Metra Station, Is Moving Forward: ‘Auburn Gresham Is On The Move’

The Auburn Park Metra station will run along the Rock Island Line. Construction is expected to wrap in 2024.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

More License Plate Readers Coming To DuSable Lake Shore Drive To Crack Down On Shootings, Carjackings

Ald. Brian Hopkins said he hopes the additional cameras will help the Chicago Police Department solve crimes as they are short thousands of officers.

Downtown

Illinois Leaders Slam Texas Gov. Abbott For Invoking Chicago Crime After 19 Kids Slain In Grade School

The tactic — trying to deflect from a mass shooting or scandal by referencing Chicago — is one that's been repeatedly used by high-level Republicans in recent years.

Citywide

Illinois Bans Ghost Guns, Becoming 1st Midwestern State To Outlaw The Untraceable Weapons

Governor JB Pritzker signed a law Wednesday prohibiting Illinoisans from owning, distributing, selling or creating untraceable, unregistered guns.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

More Black, Latino Chicagoans Are Dying Of Heroin, Fentanyl Overdoses. A State Plan Will Expand Strategies To Tackle The Crisis

The plan will boost programs proven to work, like the West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force, which has taught more than 6,000 people how to use Narcan to reverse potentially deadly overdoses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Illinois’ Mask Mandate Is Ending Feb. 28. Here Are The New Rules

Chicago officials announced they'll also lift the city's mask and vaccine card mandates at the end of February if local metrics decline.

Citywide

Illinois Hospitals ‘Completely Overwhelmed’ By Unvaccinated COVID-19 Patients, Officials Say

More than 90 percent of people in intensive care units with COVID are unvaccinated and nearly 100 percent of those needing ventilators haven't gotten their shots, health officials said.

Citywide

Pritzker Vows To Shut Down ‘Fly-By-Night’ Pop-Up COVID Testing Sites, Calling Them An ‘Enormous Problem’

Pritzker said he has referred the issue of questionable pop-up sites to the state attorney general's office to investigate.

Citywide

Thompson Center In Line For $70 Million Sale To Developer Who Plans ‘Total Gut Renovation’

The result will be 425,000 square feet of renovated office space and a hotel, with the existing light-drenched, 17-story atrium mostly intact.

Downtown

Timuel Black’s Public Memorial Celebrates A Life Of Jazz And Justice: ‘God Granted Him 102 Years … Not For Himself, But For Us’

Timuel Black's massive influence on the city and his love of Black music were on display during a celebration of his life Sunday — two days before he would've turned 103.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Illinois Makes It Illegal For Adults To ‘Groom’ Kids As Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Logan Square School

Faith's Law bans all forms of grooming and boosts protections for abuse survivors. Gov. JB Pritkzer signed it into law Friday amid rampant sex abuse allegations at Marine Leadership Academy.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Violence Prevention Programs To Get $50 Million Next Year As Pritzker Calls Gun Violence A Public Health Emergency

The state's violence prevention strategy will focus on youth development, violence prevention, trauma recovery and programs diverting youths from the criminal justice system.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Heart Of Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican Community Will Become ‘Puerto Rico Town’ Under State Bill

Ald. Roberto Maldonado said the state-designated cultural district is a meaningful step in "the fight against the forces of gentrification."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Illinois To Give Child Care Workers $1,000 And Cover Costs For Unemployed Parents

Gov. JB Pritzker announced the bonuses Monday as part of a broader package of child care recovery efforts.

Citywide

National Museum Of Mexican Art Dedicates Plaza To City’s First Latino Committeeman, Ray Castro: ‘He Stood For Justice’

Castro, a veteran who died in 2005, is remembered for organizing sports programs for South Chicago youth and fundraising for a monument honoring 12 fallen soldiers, among other contributions.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
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