Gov. JB Pritzker speaks to inauguration attendees after being sworn into office on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony at the BOS Center in Springfield, Illinois.

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Inauguration Day 2019: JB Pritzker sworn in as 43rd Illinois governor

January 14, 2019

JB Pritzker has been sworn in as the 43rd governor of Illinois. View our coverage from today’s events and ceremonies with the Pritzker cabinet from the lenses of our staff photographers Isabel Miller and Carson VanBuskirk.

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Inaugural attendees raise their cell phone lights during the Soul Children of Chicago’s performance, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Members of the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest prepare for the Presentation of Colors, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Governor JB Pritzker walks with his wife, Mary Kathryn, and daughter, Teddi, to the podium, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois. Pritzker is the 43rd governor of Illinois replacing Bruce Rauner.

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JB Pritzker, Governor, is being sworn into office, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Governor JB Pritzker after being sworn in, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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The Soul Children of Chicago dance during their musical performance, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Juliana Stratton (far right), newly elected Lieutenant Governor dances with the Soul Children of Chicago’s musical performance, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Inaugural attendees dance during the Soul Children of Chicago’s performance, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Inaugural attendees dance during the Soul Children of Chicago’s performance, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Juliana Stratton, Lt.-Governor Elect, and her family wave to Inaugural Ceremony attendees, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Juliana Stratton, Lieutenant Governor, wipes away a tear during her speech, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois. Stratton is the first African-America woman to hold Illinois’ title of Lieutenant Governor.

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Juliana Stratton, Lieutenant Governor, puts her hand on the bible while she is being sworn in, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois. Stratton is the first African-America woman to hold Illinois’ title of Lieutenant Governor.

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Juliana Stratton, Lieutenant Governor, before her speech, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois. Stratton is the first African-America woman to hold Illinois’ title of Lieutenant Governor.

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Jesse White, Secretary of State, hugs Toya T. Harvey after he was sworn in, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois. White has been Secretary of State for 21 years.

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Jesse White, Secretary of State, is sworn in to office, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois. White has been Secretary of State for 21 years.

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Miguel Cervantes, best-known for his role as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton at the Chicago PrivateBank Theater, performs on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Susana Mendoza, Comptroller, kisses her husband, David Szostak,
after being sworn in, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Mike Frerichs, Treasurer, shakes the hand of Michael McCuskey, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Kwame Raoul, Attorney General, during his speech, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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Less Hohenstein and Cathy Hohenstein, from Springfield, dance to the Maggie Speaks performance, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

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William Close and the Earth Harp Collective performs, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

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The CoverGirls, a musician group based out of Chicago, IL performs, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

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Attendees help themselves to hors d’oeuvres, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Illinois Inaugural Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.

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The CoverGirls entertain the crowd before the Governor’s first dance, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

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The Maggie Speaks performs for the crowd, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

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Governor JB Pritzker and his wife, Mary Pritzker, walk up to the dance floor to share their first dance as Governor and First Lady, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

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Governor JB Pritzker and his wife M.K. Pritzker dance to “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

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Governor JB Pritzker and his wife, Mary Pritzker, share their first dance as Governor and First Lady, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

(Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia)
Governor JB Pritzker and his wife M.K. Pritzker wave to the crowd before the first dance, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, during the Inauguration Celebration at the Illinois Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

Photography and Multimedia editor Isabel Miller can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @IsabelMMiller.

Staff Photographer Carson VanBuskirk can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @carsonvanbDE. 

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