Rauner inauguration program

The Inauguration of Governor-elect Bruce Rauner and Lt. Governor-elect Evelyn Sanguinetti will take place January 12 beginning at 11 a.m. Below you will find the inaugural program.

The Illinois Inaugural Ceremony
Monday, January 12, 2015
Prairie Capital Convention Center
Springfield, Illinois

Prelude
The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest

Introduction of State Constitutional Officers
Michael Frerichs
Leslie Geissler Munger
Jesse White
Lisa Madigan
Evelyn Sanguinetti

Introduction of Governor Bruce Rauner, Diana Rauner & Family

Presentation of Colors
Illinois Army National Guard Honor Guard

National Anthem
"The Star Spangled Banner"
Jim Cornelison of the Chicago Blackhawks

Pledge of Allegiance
Gold Star Families

Musical Selection
"Blessed"
Beau Davidson

Capital City Welcome
J. Michael Houston, Mayor of Springfield

Illinois Congressional Delegation Welcome
U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock & U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Inaugural Invocation
Archbishop Blase Cupich
Archdiocese of Chicago

Moment of Silence for Judy Baar Topinka
Introduced by U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis

Musical Selection
"Illinois"
Jeff Mattsey

Prayer for Unity
Reverend James Meeks
Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Oath of Office
Bruce Rauner
Administered by Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman
District Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Inaugural Address
Governor Bruce Rauner

Musical Selection
"America The Beautiful"
Star Windham

Oath of Office
Evelyn Sanguinetti
Administered by Judge Lewis V. Morgan
Associate Judge, 13th Circuit, DuPage County

Oath of Office
Lisa Madigan
Administered by Honorable Gary Feinerman
District Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Oath of Office
Jesse White
Administered by Judge Clarence L. Burch
Associate Judge, Cook County Circuit Court

Oath of Office
Leslie Geissler Munger
Administered by Judge M. Thomas Carney
Associate Judge, 12th Circuit, Will County

Oath of Office
Michael Frerichs
Administered by Justice Rita B. Garman
Chief Justice, Illinois Supreme Court

Benediction
Reverend Dr. Clifford J. Hayes
First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Illinois

Musical Selection
"Home"
No Comment A Cappella
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Retirement of the Colors
Illinois Army National Guard Honor Guard

Postlude
Air National Guard Band of the Midwest
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