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Pritzker calls for universal preschool in Illinois by 2027

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is calling for making preschool available to every 3- and 4-year-old in the state within four years, starting with a $440 million investment to bring 5,000 additional children into the program this fall.

WATCH: Gov. JB Pritzker’s 2023 State of The State And Budget Address

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker plans to give his 2023 State of the State and FY24 Budget Address on Wednesday, February 15th at 12 p.m. before a joint session of state representatives and state senators at the State Capitol. During the address, Pritzker will promote his program Smart Start Illinois, which aims to offer all children […]

217 Today: Rockford man steps up to help elementary students without a ride to school

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Today’s headlines: Governor J.B. Pritzker will give his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Wednesday. Republican lawmakers in Illinois are calling for immediate relief for Ameren customers facing soaring energy costs. The mass shooting Monday at Michigan State University has drawn an outpouring of support from the […]

Pickett scores 41, Penn State beats Illini to end 4-game skid

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Jalen Pickett scored a season-high 41 points, the first Penn State player with 40-plus points since 1961, and the Nittany Lions beat Illinois 93-81 on Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak. It was the most points scored by a Penn State player in Big Ten play and the […]