SPRINGFIELD – The following statement was released by Senate President John J. Cullerton on the inauguration of Governor Bruce Rauner:

“Today is a new day in Illinois. While some challenges remain, I am hopeful that our progress will continue. It is with that hope that I welcome Bruce Rauner to state leadership as our new governor. I look forward to working together with him to build a better Illinois.

I would also like to recognize the leadership of Pat Quinn. I thank him for his service and his commitment to Illinois. I wish him all the best success in his future adventures.”