Illinois governors in their own words


Ah, interviews!

On the eve of electing a new Illinois governor, here’s personal reflections from Sneed’s gubernatorial interviews since the 1970s … and a scandal side shot from 1970.

Let’s begin at the end.

1.) Gov. J.B. Pritzker: (2019- ) Democrat

In a 2017 interview, Pritzker, city-bred Hyatt Hotels heir,recalled meeting parents of his Midwestern bred wife, M.K., in the midst of a South Dakota winter.

J.B.: “It was 30 below zero! I was wearing a parka. Her dad was wearing a coat that looked like Nanook of the North!

“He said there was a “Frozen Flesh Advisory” outside.


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