Democrat J.B. Pritzker will be inaugurated Monday. Here’s what you need to know.

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Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker will be inaugurated Monday as Illinois’ 43rd governor, taking over state government and ending Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s tenure after four years.

The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. at a downtown Springfield convention center, and a state website will carry live video of the event here.

As Pritzker ends Rauner’s term, he also supplants him as the wealthiest governor in Illinois history, and he becomes the richest governor in America. His running mate, incoming Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, also will take the oath. And Pritzker will deliver a speech to try to set the tone for the opening chapter of his administration.

Also being sworn in for four-year terms on Monday: Chicago mayoral candidate and state Comptroller Susana Mendoza to a second term, Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul for the first time, Secretary of State Jesse White for a record sixth term and Treasurer Mike Frerichs for his second.

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January 14, 2019 at 05:15AM

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