Latest Bruce Rauner News

Gov. Pritzker vows to protect abortion rights in Illinois

Sep. 02, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that he's “very concerned” about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state, and vowed Illinois would continue to welcome women from elsewhere who need reproductive health...

New law will effectively end immigrant detention in Illinois

Aug. 02, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will effectively end immigrant detention and further restrict local law enforcement's ability to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Monday. The new law targets local government...

Illinois seeks Ben & Jerry's divestment over Israel stance

Jul. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators plan to warn the owner of Ben & Jerry’s to reverse the company's decision to stop selling ice cream in the West Bank and east Jerusalem or face divestment by the state, an official said Wednesday. The Israeli Boycott...

Pritzker makes case for 2nd term: 'We have more yet to do'

Jul. 20, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday said he has engineered a road back to sound state finances in making a case for a second term as Illinois governor, but he carefully left open continuing to pursue a graduated income tax that would raise revenue by taking a bigger chunk from...

Illinois Gov. Pritzker announces 2022 re-election bid

Jul. 19, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who sought the office to right the state's financial ledger but who spent the last 18 months leading it through one of the more treacherous health crises in history, announced Monday he will seek a second term. “Big news:...