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On January 14, 2009, the Illinois House of Representatives held its Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus.

UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen was in attendance to welcome everyone to campus.

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Photos by UIS staff including Diana Nelson, Sherry Hutson and Jeremy Wilburn

96th Illinois house of representatives inauguration

The Illinois House of Representatives held its Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. The Illinois House of Representatives held its Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. The group Upward Bound traveled to attend the 96th Inaugural Ceremony of the Illinois House of Representatives. Illinois House members greet family and friends at the Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. A reception was held at UIS before the Inauguration Ceremony.
Media attended the Illinois House of Representatives Inauguration Ceremony, shown here interviewing Representative Chapin Rose of the 110th District. UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen greets Representative Raymond Poe, 99th District. UIS Associate Chancellor for Constituent Relations and Chief of Staff, Ed Wojcicki, meets with Representative Will Burns (and daughter Athena), 26th District, at the Inauguration. UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen greets Representative Connie Howard (Chicago) before the Inauguration Ceremony. Banners decorated the venue at UIS during the Inauguration Ceremony of the Illinois House of Representatives.
The Illinois House of Representatives held its Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. Illinois House of Representatives members greet family and friends. Illinois House of Representatives member Edward Acevedo (far right) of the 2nd District greets family and friends at the Inauguration Ceremony. The Illinois House of Representatives held its Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. Representative David Miller, 29th District, heads to the Inauguration Ceremony with family and friends.
Attendees packed the first and second floors of the PAC. Representative Barbara Flynn Currie of the 25th District prepares for the Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. Secretary of State Jesse White delivers opening remarks and prepares to swear in the new House members. The Illinois House of Representatives are greeted by Secretary of State Jessie White.. Attendees participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Justice Alan Greiman (Ret.) administered the Speaker's Oath of Office. The Illinois House of Representatives held its Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. The Illinois House of Representatives held its Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. The 96th Illinois House of Representatives are sworn in at the Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. A large crowd attended the Illinois House of Representatives Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus.
House Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, Speaker Michael Madigan and Minority Leader Tom Cross. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Minority Leader Tom Cross. House Rep. Karen Yarbrough seconds the motion to reappoint Michael Madigan as Speaker of the House. House Speaker Michael Madigan is sworn in by Justice Alan Greiman. House Speaker Michael Madigan delivers his acceptance speech.
Rep. Art Turner, who had just made a motion to elect Madigan as Speaker, receives thanks from a grateful speaker. House Minority Leader Tom Cross discusses the pending vote regarding impeachment of the Illinois Governor. House members listen to Minority Leader Tom Cross regarding the impeachment vote. Media followed the Illinois House of Representatives Inauguration Ceremony in the Sangamon Auditorium on the Illinois Springfield Campus. Many watched a live webcast of the Inauguration Ceremony.