Pritzker, Stratton host “Day of Service” to kickoff their inauguration
Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton held a statewide day of service to kick off their inaugural weekend. They participated in five of the 10 service opportunities the inaugural committee coordinated in every corner of the state.
Gov.-elect Pritzker began his day in Chicago, visiting the Foglia Youth Center in East Garfield Park with Alderman Walter Burnett:
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Lt. Gov.-elect Stratton kicked off her day at the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale with Rep. Terri Bryant, Mayor John “Mike” Henry, and former Congressman Glenn Poshard.
The lieutenant governor-elect then served treats and read to children at El Valor Carlos Cantu Children & Family Center in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago with Rep. Celina Villanueva.
Later, the governor-elect participated in an emergency preparedness service event in Rockford with the American Red Cross and Rockford Fire Department.
Gov.-elect Pritzker wrapped up the statewide day of service by serving dinners to seniors in Aurora with Mayor Richard Irvin and Alderman Carl Franco and representatives from Boys to Men.
A full list of the service opportunities across the state can be found at www.ilinauguration19.com/serviceday.
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