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Gov. Pritzker signs bill that will provide $250 million in funding to anti-violence groups in Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law on Friday that will provide $250 million in state funding to anti-violence groups in an effort to reduce gun violence across Illinois. In early November, Pritzker declared gun violence a public health crisis in Illinois while signing the Reimagine Public Safety Act (RPSA), which established the Office […]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker declares gun violence in Illinois a public health crisis, pledges $250 million investment

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday declared gun violence in Illinois a public health crisis and said the state is investing $250 million to implement a public safety plan. Joined by legislators, stakeholders, and community leaders, Pritzker made the announcement during a press conference at Breakthrough Urban Ministries FamilyPlex in Chicago. He said the state’s $250 […]