Illinois Governor-elect Pritzker visits Rockford on Monday

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker pays a visit to Rockford on Monday.

Pritzker, along with Illinois Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton, stopped by Prairie Street Brewing Co. Monday night.

The event​ was hosted by the Winnebago County Democratic Party and open to the public.

Before being sworn into office, Prizker wanted to thank volunteers and supporters that contributed to the recent election victory.

"To thank the people of Rockford and Winnebago County for such a tremendous win on election day and all of the hard work people put in on election day to knock on doors, phone bank, and get the vote out."

Pritzker says he is ready to officially become governor next month with many items already on his agenda.

In particular, he hopes to pass an infrastructure and transportation bill for the state.

"It's been almost ten years now since we had a capital bill for Illinois. That means our roads and bridges are crumbling. We have to invest in our waterways and rail, making sure we've got mass transit available. That is something important we have to do here."

The incoming governor also added he hopes to increase Illinois' minimum wage once he takes office.

Pritzker defeated Gov. Bruce Rauner in the 2018 midterm election. He will take over as Illinois Governor in January.