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Democrats challenged state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Normal, during a sparsely attended town hall meeting Tuesday about a proposal for a graduated income tax.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker is proposing raising more than $1 billion in state revenue by legalizing recreational marijuana and sports betting.

Jason Barickman and John Walsh
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Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman said he will co-sponsor a 2019 measure to legalize cannabis.

Bill Brady
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Illinois Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady said sees several areas where his Republican caucus can work with Democratic Gov.-elect JB Pritzker, including on infrastructure.

Pritzker press conference
J.B. Pritzker transition team

Another local leader has been named to Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s transition team.

Center for Human Services
Center for Human Services

McLean County has limited access to child psychiatrists. If youths in need are lucky enough to find one, they are often placed on a seemingly endless waitlist. Those who aren’t so lucky are often referred to a doctor outside of the county, and yes, another wait list.

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he expects to work “very well” with Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and will support two of Pritzker’s major proposals.

Bruce Rauner (left) and JB Pritzker (right)
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Gov. Bruce Rauner and Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker will make a joint appearance at the state's Bicentennial celebration Dec. 3.

Jesse White speaks
Pritzker Transition Team

Less than a week after losing her election for McLean County clerk, Nikita Richards will join Gov.-elect JB Pritzker's transition team.

A day after defeating incumbent Bruce Rauner, Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is beginning his transition into government.

Pritzker at Normal event
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Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker has donated $15 million more to his campaign for Illinois governor, pushing his self-financing total to $161.5 million.

The Democratic candidate for Illinois governor is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit against his campaign — from his own campaign workers.

Ten current and former staffers accuse J.B. Pritzker’s campaign operation of subjecting them to harassment and retaliation. Pritzker denies the accusations.

Pritzker gets off a bus
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Ten current and former staffers are suing Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker's campaign, saying they were harassed and discriminated against because of their race.

Pritzker at Normal event
Ryan Denham / WGLT

UPDATED 8:40 a.m. | The Democratic nominee for Illinois governor says he will repay the Cook County treasurer more than $330,000 worth of property-tax breaks he received in what an investigator called a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers.

JB and Juliana in studio
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Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker unveiled his higher education plan Wednesday during a stop at Illinois State University, pledging to spend millions more on financial aid for low-income students and those considering out-of-state schools.

Bruce Rauner (left) and JB Pritzker (right)
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The candidates for Illinois governor clashed Thursday over taxes during their first televised debate.

Democrat J.B. Pritzker says he wants to change Illinois' flat tax to a graduated system, in which the highest earners are taxed at a higher rate than middle-class and low-income households. But he won't say what the new rates should be. He says it should be negotiated with the Legislature.

Bruce Rauner at a podium
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A humbled Gov. Bruce Rauner is promising a different kind of governor in a second term.

JB Pritzker walks at a farm
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Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker were minutes away from crossing paths Wednesday in Normal as they asked a tent full of farmers for their support.

JB Pritzker speaks to a crowd
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Statewide and local Democratic candidates gathered Wednesday in Bloomington as part of a kickoff rally ahead of Democrat Day at the State Fair.

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton speak to a crowd in Bloomington
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Democratic candidates from across the state will converge in Bloomington-Normal next week, an uncommon occurrence in red McLean County.

Mary Cullen / WGLT

J.B. Pritzker opened a campaign office Thursday in Downtown Bloomington where he stood by his recent TV ad attacking Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker has made a $25 million contribution to his campaign for Illinois governor.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to clarify his remarks about Rivian that some local officials saw as demeaning to the electric vehicle automaker.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker said Tuesday that tax breaks shouldn't be the only option for incentives that bring new businesses to the state.

Sam McCann Launches Independent Campaign For Governor

Apr 19, 2018
Seth Perlman / AP

Republican Sam McCann of Plainview announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic hopeful J.B. Pritzker. His running mate is Riverton resident Aaron Merreighn.

Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Illinois primary voters have spoken. This year’s race for governor will be a battle between two of the wealthiest men in the state.

Downstate Debate Canceled After Pritzker Declines

Feb 20, 2018
Pritzker gets off a bus
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The only debate on live television planned for outside of Chicago between the Democratic candidates for Illinois governor has been canceled.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker apologized Tuesday for racially insensitive comments captured on a FBI wiretap between him and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker stopped in Bloomington on Friday to deliver a fiery stump speech exclusively targeting Gov. Bruce Rauner, looking past the Democratic primary just 46 days away.

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Illinois’ two Democratic U.S. senators took sides in the primary for governor Friday.

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