Billionaire JB Pritzker announces run for Illinois governor

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CHICAGO, Ill. (KWQC) - Another candidate has stepped up to run for Illinois governor.

Chicago Billionaire, JB Pritzker says he plans to run on his progressive track record.

Pritzker's campaign describes him as a successful entrepreneur and nationally renowned children's advocate with deep roots in Illinois and a record of service to the community. He is running as a Democrat.

According to the Associated Press, Pritzker is an heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune and was recently ranked by Forbes magazine as the third-wealthiest person in Illinois.
Other Democrats who have announced their candidacy include state Sen. Daniel Biss, businessman Chris Kennedy and Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar