"At 200 years old, Illinois is still a young promise," said Pritzker, who became the state's 43rd executive six weeks after its bicentennial. "We must begin a new century with new maturity and enough foolishness to believe we can make a difference. That starts with leadership that abandons single-minded, arrogant notions. No, everything is not broken."
He said his first job was washing sheets in his parents' hotels and that his mother raised him with an "abiding sense of social justice."
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