Gov.-Elect Pritzker, Lt. Gov.-Elect Stratton Announce Serving Illinois’ Heroes Committee

On Veterans Day, Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation and members of the Serving Illinois’ Heroes Committee as part of their transition team. The committee is the second of several working groups made up of subject-matter experts that will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The Serving Illinois’ Heroes…

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Gov-Elect Pritzker, Lt. Gov-Elect Stratton Announce Budget and Innovation Committee of Gubernatorial Transition

Illinois Governor transition

Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation and members of the Budget and Innovation Committee of their gubernatorial transition. The committee is the first of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts that will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The…

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Letters to the Editor on Chicago Tribune Endorsements

Letter to the Editor

Baseless endorsement To the editor: Your endorsement of Gov. Bruce Rauner was missing only one thing: any accomplishment of Rauner. That you don’t like J.B. Pritzker is evident, and your outline of him is common for the Tribune editorial endorsements — whatever might cut into the private sector is bad…

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Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald Endorse JB Pritzker for Governor

On Friday, JB Pritzker picked up two major newspaper endorsements in his bid to become Illinois’ next governor. The Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily Herald, which hasn’t endorsed a Democratic gubernatorial candidate since 1960, endorsed JB. Here’s why they’re backing the Democrat for the state’s top job: From Chicago Sun-Times: Endorsement: J.B. Pritzker…

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Poll Shows Rauner is Less Popular than President Donald Trump

By Shia Kapos with Garrett Ross THE BUZZ: A new independent poll shows Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker with a commanding 16-percentage-point lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The survey, conducted by NBC News/Marist, has 46 percent of registered Illinois voters backing Pritzker, compared to 30 percent supporting Rauner. Libertarian…

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Rauner Drags His Feet While Immigrant Communities are Under Attack

Time and again, Bruce Rauner has failed Illinois’ immigrant communities, cowering to Donald Trump’s hateful policies and acting as his silent partner in Springfield. As bills protecting the 1.8 million immigrants in Illinois sit on Rauner’s desk, the Pritzker campaign will highlight how this governor has failed immigrants across our state.…

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Illinois Governor Profits Off ICE Detention Center Contracts

Gov. Bruce Rauner this year reported turning a profit from a health care group that services U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, including facilities that hold immigrant families with children. In his most recent statement of economic interests, the multi-millionaire Republican governor disclosed earnings from a private equity fund…

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Failure Fact Check: Rauner Touts “Important Priorities” He Decimated

Chicago, IL – As Rauner tries to take credit for a budget he had little role in crafting and signed three years too late, the Pritzker campaign will be holding him accountable and highlighting the damage his 736-day budget crisis has done to the state. Bruce Rauner is unironically touting “important priorities” included in…

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Daniel Biss: “I’m All in to Elect JB Pritzker”

Monday, JB Pritzker and Daniel Biss released the following statements on their commitment to defeating Bruce Rauner and electing Democrats up and down the ballot: “Since the primary, JB Pritzker and I have had a series of productive discussions about the future of the State of Illinois,” said Senator Daniel Biss. “I’m thrilled with his…

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