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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 Eight Appointments to State Boards and Commissions513384Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced that his administration has nominated the following individuals to serve on a variety of state boards and commissions:4/17/2019 8:07:49 PM04/17/2019 8:07:49 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker and Business Leaders Release Economic Development Report to Build Workforce616629Chicago – Building on one of his earliest commitments in office, Governor Pritzker today released a report detailing ideas to improve employment opportunities for Illinois residents, especially those in underserved communities.4/16/2019 9:28:20 PM04/16/2019 9:28:20 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Tours New DCFS Simulation Center611504Chicago — As officials prepare to expand training for child welfare workers, Gov. JB Pritzker toured SIM Center at Emerald City, the Department of Children & Family Services’ new simulation center in Chicago. Joined by DCFS staff and training leaders this morning, the governor reiterated his commitment to protecting children in the state’s care.4/15/2019 5:43:50 PM04/15/2019 5:43:50 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Tech and Business Community at 1871 Alumni Event616248Chicago — Gov. JB Pritzker joined his fellow 1871 alumni to celebrate Chicago’s flourishing tech and business community. 4/16/2019 2:05:51 PM04/16/2019 2:05:51 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Innovation Day512850Springfield, Ill. — Joined by entrepreneurs and higher education leaders, Gov. JB Pritzker issued a proclamation recognizing April 12 as Illinois Innovation Day at an event hosted by the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition at the Governor’s Mansion.4/12/2019 4:08:42 PM04/12/2019 4:08:42 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Signs Collective Bargaining Freedom Act512851Springfield, Ill. — Making good on his promise to put Springfield back on the side of working families, Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Collective Bargaining Freedom Act (SB 1474), protecting the right of employers, employees, and their labor organizations to collectively bargain and ensuring that the State of Illinois complies with the National Labor Relations Act. 4/12/2019 5:30:24 PM04/12/2019 5:30:24 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces 21 New Members of the Illinois Council on Women and Girls512845Springfield, Ill. – Standing with women from across Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker named 21 new members of the Illinois Council on Women and Girls at a Tuesday reception in Springfield. Formed in 2018, the Council’s mission is to advise the Governor and the General Assembly on policy issues impacting women and girls in Illinois.4/10/2019 4:04:00 PM04/10/2019 4:04:00 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker and Lawmakers Take Next Step to Make Illinois' Tax System More Fair512840Springfield, Ill. – Governor JB Pritzker and leading members of the General Assembly announced a major step forward for the fair income tax, as lawmakers introduced language to amend the state’s Constitution, which currently requires that all taxpayers pay the same rate, regardless of their income. Governor Pritzker’s proposed fair income tax would address the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget deficit by raising taxes only on those making more than $250,000, who represent only 3% of taxpayers. 4/10/2019 1:59:40 PM04/10/2019 1:59:40 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Becomes First State in Midwest to Adopt ‘Tobacco 21' After Gov. Pritzker Signs Landmark Legislation512837Chicago — Illinois became the first state in the Midwest to raise the buying age of nicotine products to 21 after Gov. JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation surrounded by public health advocates, medical providers and state legislators.4/8/2019 4:04:28 PM04/8/2019 4:04:28 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Sell Thompson Center, Among Other Bills512833Today, Gov. JB Pritzker took the following bill action:4/5/2019 7:40:48 PM04/5/2019 7:40:48 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js