Illinois Inauguration

Inaugurating a new century


Illinois Inauguration 2019


On January 14, 2019, Illinois will inaugurate JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton as our next governor and lieutenant governor. We hope this inauguration serves as a time for Illinoisans from across the state to come together and celebrate our new path forward. Over the coming weeks, this website will be updated with a schedule of inauguration events as well as details as to how you can participate in the festivities. As Illinois enters its 200th year, we so look forward to celebrating with all of you as we begin to build our new future - together.

We don’t need to be afraid of our history here in Illinois. Who we are is how we overcome our biggest challenges. We work to mend broken places, we light the journey from hill to hilltop and recognize that there is grace and courage and pride in the struggle to rise. And rise we will.
— JB Pritzker