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Pritzker Keeps Distance From Media Ahead of Primary Election

Since Wednesday, there has been no opportunity for Chicago reporters to speak directly to Pritzker

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    In this last week of the Illinois Governor's Primary campaign, Democrat J.B. Pritzker is keeping his distance from Chicago reporters.

    On Monday morning, he attended an 8 a.m. union hall meeting in south suburban Alsip. Since then, the Chicago Tribune published a report on Pritzker's off-shore companies, formed since 2008, in direct conflict with information that Pritzker had said in the past that all off-shore interests were created by family members years ago. 

    After the WTTW final debate Wednesday evening, Pritzker fielded questions for less than four minutes before his press team pulled him away as reporters shouted more inquiries about whether any of the off-shore distributions were directed to family members.

    Since then there has been no opportunity for Chicago reporters to speak directly to Pritzker.

    On Thursday and Friday, Pritzker had a public schedule downstate, with a rally in Venice, Illinois, and early Friday appearances in St. Clair County. 

    Pritzker has begun running a new TV ad focusing on GOP incumbent Bruce Rauner. Meanwhile Democratic candidates Chris Kennedy and Daniel Biss have Chicago appearances, both of them fielding reporters questions.

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