JB Pritzker will attend a meeting Thursday with other governors-elect at the White House Thursday. The White House says both Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump will meet with the new governors elected this past November.
During the past two years, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner kept his distance from President Trump, rarely attending White House events.
“JB was invited to the White House and will be taking this opportunity to advocate for Illinois," Pritzker’s spokeswoman tells NBC 5. "As JB said on the campaign trail, he will work with Democrats and Republicans to bring more federal dollars to the state and fight for policies that benefit working families.”