Gov. Pritzker Announces Key Appointees, Including IDPH and IDVA Directors, U of I Board Members and Staff

Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following personnel appointments: STATE AGENCY DIRECTORS Dr. Ngozi Ezike will serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).* Dr. Ezike is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who comes to IDPH from…

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Pritzker-Stratton Administration Continues to Build Strong Leadership Team

Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton are continuing to build a strong team to lead the state. On January 10th, the governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect made the following personnel announcements for their incoming administration: Emily Bittner will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications in the Office of…

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Gov.-Elect Pritzker Announces Educational Success Committee

Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the transition’s Educational Success Committee at Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. The committee is the seventh of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The…

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Casten Gives Roskam Failing Grade on Student Loan Debt

Sixth District Congressional candidate Sean Casten today ripped Rep. Peter Roskam for adding to the debt burden facing millions of college students and offered his own plan to make college more affordable for working families. “In today’s knowledge-based economy, a college education is the ticket to a good job and…

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#RaunerFailedMe: JB Pritzker and Downstate Educators Highlight Rauner’s Attacks on Public Education

Today, JB Pritzker held a press conference with Illinois educators who have been failed by Bruce Rauner in Springfield. They highlighted Rauner’s attacks on public education and the impact it has had on Illinois students as part of the #RaunerFailedMe series. Their stories and more can be found on the…

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One month Until Election Day. Republicans continue to fail Americans.

ABBREVIATED PUNDIT ROUNDUP    By Georgia Logothetis    We begin today’s roundup with Catherine Rampell at The Washington Post and this very important point: [T]he problem isn’t “Washington.” It isn’t “Congress,” either. The problem is elected officials from a single political party: the GOP.  Republicans in the White House and Congress are the ones…

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Worst GOP Governor Says CONSERVATIVE Publication The National Review

Rauner’s inability to do his “job” as the GOP saw it (that is, ripping away a woman’s right to be the owner of her own body, gutting public education, and deporting every hard-working immigrant in Illinois) was prevented by DEMOCRATS AND MIKE MADIGAN. Please keep that in mind. When Democrats…

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Phonebank for a Better Budget for 2018

Your calls help create change! THE BUDGET PROCESS IN SPRINGFIELD LEFT SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, HUMAN HEALTH SERVICES, BUSINESSES, COMPANIES, UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER GREAT INSTITUTIONS OF OUR STATE HANGING IN THE LURCH, FACING UNCERTAINTY, POTENTIAL FORECLOSURE AND COLLAPSE. You can help change that.  Join us. Start now to  build support for a…

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