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Pritzker at Normal event
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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.

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

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

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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.

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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
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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.

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

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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.

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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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Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker said Thursday he knows the difference between running a business and running government and is experienced in both, unlike the two other wealthy businessmen—Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump—who’ve struggled in their transition to public office.

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JB Pritzker has won another big-ticket endorsement in his campaign to win the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor.

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Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker stopped in Bloomington on Thursday to pick up a big union endorsement and lay out his plan for creating jobs in Illinois.