SPRINGFIELD – GovernorBruce Rauner took office after a swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol on Monday as outgoing Governor Pat Quinn stepped aside.

“I look forward to the new energy that Governor Rauner will bring to the Capitol. I am optimistic that this will be a time of renewed bipartisanship and growth for Illinois,” State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) said.

“Governor Quinn has had a long career as a dedicated public servant and has been a progressive advocate for the people of Illinois and it was an honor to serve during his tenure,” Cullerton said.

Recently elected members of the General Assembly will be sworn in during ceremonies on Wednesday.