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Progressive push ahead for new governor, Legislature Progressive push ahead for new governor, Legislature

Progressive push ahead for new governor, Legislature

Newly-elected Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker comes into office with supermajorities in both chambers of the 101st General Assembly, which begins in earnest Tuesday. Pritzker promises to deliver on a progressive legislative agenda that stands in stark contrast with that of his Republican predecessor, former Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Q&A With Senator Jason Plummer Q&A With Senator Jason Plummer

Q&A With Senator Jason Plummer

Jason Plummer campaigned for lieutenant governor in 2010, but his running mate, Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, lost to Democrat Pat Quinn, the incumbent governor at the time. Then, as candidate for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District in 2012, Plummer lost to Democrat Bill Enyart, who garnered 52 percent of the vote compared to Plummer’s 43 percent.

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