Festivities begin for Rauner inauguration as governor

January 11, 2015 8:46 PM

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Festivities are beginning for the inauguration of Bruce Rauner as the first Republican to run Illinois since George Ryan left office more than a decade ago.

Wearing his trademark sport shirt and khakis, Rauner greeted visitors Sunday afternoon in the rotunda of the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield before reading the book "Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers" by Karen Winnick to children.

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