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Governor Elect JB Pritzker takes the Oath of Office and assumes the role of Governor of Illinois, making him the 43rd Governor in the State's history.

Following the swearing-in Governor Pritzker addresses the attendees and press giving a message of commitment and dedication to the people of Illinois.

 Governor's Press Releases



Gov. Pritzker Announces New Appointment to IDVA Leadership 881852Springfield, Ill. — Governor JB Pritzker announced a new appointment to lead the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, nominating Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia to head the agency. 2/15/2019 8:48:21 PM02/15/2019 8:48:21 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Makes Public Statement Following Aurora Mass Shooting882110Aurora, Ill. — In a media availability with law enforcement following a mass shooting that claimed the lives of five victims, Governor JB Pritzker offered the following remarks:2/16/2019 1:16:02 AM02/16/2019 1:16:02 AMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Applauds House Passage of $15 Minimum Wage880255Springfield, Ill. — Following the House passage of SB 1 which raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour, Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement.2/14/2019 10:58:24 PM02/14/2019 10:58:24 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Establishes New Justice, Equity and Opportunity Initiative Led by Lt. Gov. Stratton883180Chicago — Surrounded by criminal justice reform advocates at the Safer Foundation, Governor JB Pritzker took executive action establishing the Justice, Equity and Opportunity (JEO) Initiative that will be housed under and spearheaded by Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton.2/11/2019 5:41:54 PM02/11/2019 5:41:54 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Details State Budget Deficit of $3.2 Billion, $400 Million Higher Than Previous Estimates883175Springfield, Ill. – In a report detailing the toll that former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ideological warfare inflicted on Illinois, the Pritzker administration released a new report today detailing a budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year of $3.2 billion, 16 percent more than the Rauner administration estimated in November.2/8/2019 4:54:50 PM02/8/2019 4:54:50 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Publishes Transition Reports With Input From More Than 400 Illinoisans883177Springfield, Ill. – With input from more than 400 stakeholders representing both political parties, all regions of the state and diverse viewpoints, the Pritzker administration today published 11 transition committee reports with recommendations about how the state can move forward in a variety of ways.2/8/2019 8:58:24 PM02/8/2019 8:58:24 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker and AG Raoul Issue Joint Statement on Sterigenics Facility834695Governor JB Pritzker and Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued the following joint statement about ongoing efforts to address the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook, Illinois.2/7/2019 5:05:42 PM02/7/2019 5:05:42 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Applauds Senate Passage of $15 Minimum Wage834698Springfield, Ill — Following the Senate passage of SB 1 which raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour, Gov. Pritzker joined legislators to celebrate this vital step in lifting up Illinois working families.2/7/2019 8:24:50 PM02/7/2019 8:24:50 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Names Col. Richard Neely to Lead Illinois National Guard834690Springfield, Ill. – Governor JB Pritzker has named Illinois Air National Guard Col. Richard R. Neely of Springfield, Ill., as the 40th Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard replacing Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Richard J. Hayes, who is retiring from the military after more than 33 years of service. 2/6/2019 8:57:40 PM02/6/2019 8:57:40 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Promotes State's Strengths at Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards Dinner834680Chicago — Governor JB Pritzker addressed hundreds of attendees at the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards Dinner this evening, promoting the state’s strengths and celebrating our booming travel and tourism industry.2/5/2019 4:22:38 PM02/5/2019 4:22:38 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js