Pritzker meets with voters, leaders in Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker stopped in Decatur weeks before taking office.

The purpose of his Decatur stop was to thank voters for their support in the 2018 gubernatorial campaign. He took time to shake hands with voters and people who were important during the election process when he arrived at 4:15 p.m.

The visit happened at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 146.

Pritzker talked with Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe and Tony “Chubby” Brown, the newly-elected sheriff in Macon County. A WAND-TV photographer heard Brown talking to Pritzker about his excitement for the two of them to work together in the coming years.

Earlier on Saturday, Pritzker and Sen. Dick Durbin (D) toured storm damage after an EF-3 tornado devastated the Taylorville community. Both of them praised volunteers for their efforts to restore the community.