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Pritzker unveils five-year economic plan, touts ‘strong job growth’ Pritzker unveils five-year economic plan, touts ‘strong job growth’

Pritzker unveils five-year economic plan, touts ‘strong job growth’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity introduced a five-year economic plan this week, focusing on six industries that can boost the state’s economy and a variety of programs to build its workforce and encourage population growth.  It’s the first such plan since former Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn released his in July 2014, when he declared, “Illinois is in the midst of a resurgence.”

Lawmakers plan to push insulin pricing bill in veto session Lawmakers plan to push insulin pricing bill in veto session

Lawmakers plan to push insulin pricing bill in veto session

Lawmakers will aim to pass a law capping out-of-pocket insulin costs at $100 per one month’s supply when they return for the fall veto session, the bill’s sponsors announced Friday at a Chicago news conference. State Sen. Steve Stadelman, a Loves Park Democrat, said the issue was personal to his family as well — his teenage son has type 1 Diabetes and the sticker price for...
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