Rauner to take oath Monday as Illinois governor
Jan. 12, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Bruce Rauner will take the oath of office as governor Monday during a ceremony that begins at 11 a.m.
Rauner will be the first Republican governor in a dozen years and the state's 42nd governor.
The new governor's swearing in will be followed by those of Republican Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti (san-gwin-ET'-tee), Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, appointed Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Michael Frerichs (FRAYR'-ikz), the Democratic treasurer.
The event will feature a moment of silence for Judy Baar Topinka, who was elected to a second term as comptroller but died in December.
Rauner will have an Old State Capitol open house and the night will be capped by a concert by country star Toby Keith.
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