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Former Illinois. Gov. Jim Thompson dies at 84

CHICAGO -- Former Illinois Gov. James Thompson died Friday at the age of 84, his family said. Thompson, known as "Big Jim" because of this 6-foot, 6-inch frame, was that state's longest-serving governor, holding the office from 1977 to…

Governor announces housing assistance program

CHICAGO -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority on Monday announced that applications for rental assistance are now available for renters who have lost a job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through…

Pritzker announces new COVID-19 emergency rules

CHICAGO - Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday he is submitting administrative rules that would allow authorities to fine businesses up to $2,500 for failing to require face coverings and social distancing in the fight against COVID-19. Te…

Illinois nearing rollback of COVID-19 restrictions

PEORIA, Ill. - Illinoisans in some parts of the state are close to being pulled back into what some equated to a lockdown if the recent surge in COVID-19 cases isn't slowed. “We’re at a danger point,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at the…

Illinois Republicans seek special session on ethics reform

SPRINGFIELD – Republicans in the Illinois House, on Tuesday, called on Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker to convene a special session of the General Assembly to focus on ethics reform. During a video news conference, Reps. Grant Wehrli,…