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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, Illinois Department of Public Health Urge Residents Not to Vape as Investigation Moves Forward378529As the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to investigate respiratory illnesses associated with vaping, Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike are urging members of the public not to use e-cigarettes or vaping devices. People who continue to use e-cigarette products despite this warning should not buy these products off the street, modify e-cigarette products, nor add any substances to these products that are not intended by the manufacturer.9/20/2019 7:08:59 PM09/20/2019 7:08:59 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces Federal Assistance Now Available to Help Local Governments Recover from Historic Floods555155Governor JB Pritzker announced today that the federal government approved his request for federal assistance so that local governments can access grants or loans to help with flood-related losses or costs incurred from battling this year’s historic flooding. Twenty-seven counties along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance.9/19/2019 9:37:47 PM09/19/2019 9:37:47 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Names 2020 Census Co-Coordinators in Comprehensive Effort to Ensure Complete Count782939Governor JB Pritzker has appointed Oswaldo Alvarez and Marishonta Wilkerson to lead the state’s effort to ensure an accurate and complete 2020 Census count for the state of Illinois. 9/16/2019 4:28:35 PM09/16/2019 4:28:35 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Honors 9/11 Victims and First Responders on Patriot Day, Marking 18 Years Since Attacks782415Springfield, Ill. — Governor JB Pritzker honored the nearly 3,000 victims, first responders and members of the military on 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a proclamation recognizing today as Patriot Day in the state of Illinois and requiring flags to be flown at half-staff.9/11/2019 4:36:12 PM09/11/2019 4:36:12 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker, 11 Governors Urge Federal Action to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic782412Springfield, Ill. — Governor JB Pritzker and 11 governors from across the country are urging President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to enact sensible gun legislation to help protect the American public from the gun violence epidemic.9/10/2019 8:56:56 PM09/10/2019 8:56:56 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Honoring Patriot Day 782414The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff from Sunrise to Sunset on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.9/10/2019 9:45:43 PM09/10/2019 9:45:43 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Makes Appointment to Illinois State Board of Investments782410Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointment in his administration:9/9/2019 9:30:56 PM09/9/2019 9:30:56 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces Eight Appointments to State Boards782406Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointment in his administration:9/6/2019 10:10:44 PM09/6/2019 10:10:44 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration to make first overseas trade mission to Japan453956Chicago – Senior members of the Pritzker Administration will lead a 5-day trade mission to Japan for the annual U.S. Midwest Japan Association Conference, marking the first international trade mission for the administration.9/5/2019 7:45:48 PM09/5/2019 7:45:48 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Grants Clemency to U.S. Veteran Deported to Mexico453944Governor JB Pritzker has granted clemency to Miguel Perez, a U.S. Army veteran who immigrated to Illinois as a child. Perez, who served 7.5 years for a non-violent offense, was deported to Mexico in 2018.8/30/2019 9:27:13 PM08/30/2019 9:27:13 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js