Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the “all in for the win” vaccine lottery at an event in Chicago, noting it would award $7 million in cash prizes for adults 18 years of age and older, as well as $3 million in scholarship awards for Illinoisans ages 12 to 17.
Illinois will offer $7 million in cash prizes and $3 million in scholarships through a new lottery open to all residents who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said his main concern regarding the Delta variant is for children younger than 12, for whom a vaccine has yet to be authorized.
A few feet away from a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed legislation making Juneteenth an official state holiday.
The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. In 2020, Wisconsin…
Phasing out the combustion fuels — coal by 2035 and gas a decade later — is a key element of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plans to move Illinois into a clean energy future.
Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14 thanks to a proclamation issued by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. It commemorates the adoptio…
Illinois’ Republican legislative leaders filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn redistricting maps drawn by Democrats, contending the party’s reliance on population estimates is “arbitrary” and “discriminatory” and violates the U.S. Constitution.
The state’s COVID-19 metrics continued to improve Monday ahead of Friday’s planned statewide reopening.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who as a candidate vowed to veto any partisan redistricting plan for the legislature, signed into law new partisan-drawn districts for the General Assembly and state Supreme Court.
See more of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's speech and the GOP reaction to state’s $42.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2022 approved by lawmakers.
The Illinois General Assembly approved a $42 billion state budget, a plan shifting next year’s primary to June and an ethics package requiring…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker discusses wrapping up the end of the Illinois legislative session.
The budget offers a far rosier picture than the "pain" — deep budget cuts — Gov. J.B. Pritzker predicted were inevitable after voters rejected his proposed constitutional amendment to allow a graduated income tax system.
Lawmakers have been working on the budget since Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered his proposal in February, and it passed on mostly partisan lines.
With only hours to go before a midnight deadline to adjourn, Illinois lawmakers on Monday were still working to put together a state budget and packages on ethics, sports gambling and elections.
The splashy, $6 million Illinois tourism campaign Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled this month, "Time for Me to Drive," comes as the state's price for gas is among the highest in the country. But will that stop summer road trips?
Facing a June 30 deadline to produce and enact the maps, or give Republicans a 50-50 chance at drawing the new boundary lines, Democrats will seek to act quickly.
Chicago will follow the state of Illinois in allowing fully vaccinated people to go maskless in most settings — but some businesses will be strongly advised to keep a requirement in place.
At least a dozen states have announced they will drop out of the federal program providing an extra $300 in weekly payments to unemployed work…
Pritzker said it will be up to private businesses to decide if they want to require patrons to provide proof of vaccinations.
Chicago sports teams — and their fans — are eager for the city to announce when and to what extent it will allow more spectators as Illinois moves into the bridge phase of precautionary COVID-19 restrictions.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced plans to scale back COVID restrictions.
The caveat: the state's full reopening will be contingent on keeping the virus at bay.