JB Pritzker, Governor

On January 14, 2019, Illinois inaugurated Governor JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton to lead Illinois into a new century as we enter our 201st year. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor look forward to beginning the work to build our state’s future together. Learn more here.

Guidance Affirming Non-Discrimination in Administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Pritzker Administration has released guidance to affirm and supplement the State of Illinois’ April 10, 2020 Guidance Relating to Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19. Federal and State civil rights laws, including the Illinois Human Rights Act, prohibit discrimination in the delivery of healthcare and support of the rendering of ethical, non-discriminatory decisions. These principles have equal and ever-important application in the context of the COVID-19 vaccine. View the full guidelines.(Arabic)  (Polish)  (Chinese)  (Spanish)  (Hindi)  (Tagalog)

Governor Issues Disaster Proclamation

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JB Pritzker, Governor of the State of Illinois, in the interest of aiding the people of Illinois and the local governments responsible for ensuring public health and safety issues a Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation in response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

This proclamation will assist Illinois agencies in coordinating State and Federal resources, including the Strategic National Stockpile of medicines and protective equipment, to support local governments in preparation for any action that may be necessary related to the potential impact of COVID-19 in the State of Illinois.

Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation

Declares the State of Illinois as a disaster area due to the monkeypox virus effective August 1, 2022. The EO directs the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to implement the State Emergency Operations Plan, coordinate State resources, and aid with emergency purchases necessary for response.

Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation

Declares St. Clair County and Washington County as disaster areas following flash flooding and excessive rainfall that occurred on July 29, 2022. The EO directs the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to implement the State Emergency Operations Plan and coordinate State resources to support local governments in disaster response and recovery operations.

Highland Park Mass Shooting

Winter Storm Landon

Forecasts indicate that Winter Storm Landon will impact a substantial majority of the counties in Illinois, causing significant snowfall ranging from nine to 18 inches of snow across large portions of Illinois, along with sleet, ice, rain, and high winds. Since local resources and capabilities may be exhausted, State resources are needed to respond and recover from the storm. This proclamation shall be effective immediately.

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As Governor, JB Pritzker is thinking big for all of Illinois. Focusing on growing our economy and creating jobs, stabilizing state government and balancing our budget, expanding healthcare to all Illinoisans, and investing in cradle to career education. JB’s agenda serves every region of our state, so no one is left behind.

Elected by the largest margin in a generation, JB knows it’s time for a change in Illinois. That’s why he works hard every day to put state government back on the side of working families. JB is committed to raising wages, reducing healthcare costs, expanding child care assistance, and increasing college affordability because he believes it’s the job of state government to improve the standard of living for all our residents. He has worked for decades as a national leader in early childhood education and intends to make Illinois the leading state in the nation for our youngest children. JB is working to reform our criminal justice system, end the epidemic of gun violence, prioritize mental health and defend and expand the individual and civil rights of every Illinoisan.

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