Governor-elect JB Pritzker started his inaugural weekend with a day of service Saturday, Jan. 12, including a visit to Aurora, Illinois’ second most populous city, to serve senior citizens with community youth. Mayor Richard Irvin welcomed Pritzker on his third trip to Aurora for a special visit with senior citizens to listen to their concerns, have dinner, and call bingo numbers. Joined by members of Aurora’s Boys II Men mentoring program, Pritzker and Irvin assisted with serving dinner prior to a discussion on the needs of seniors in the community. The governor-elect’s inauguration will be Monday, Jan. 14.
The community service event for Aurora senior citizens was in the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) residences.
About Lutheran Social Services
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Senior Housing Services Downers Place of LSSI I and II offers housing for older adults 62 years of age or older, low-income families, and individuals with disabilities.
About Boys II Men
Founded in 2002 in Aurora, Boys II Men in the area’s premier male empowerment and mentoring program. With members ranging from Pre-K classes to Ph.D. programs, the group consists of primarily minority young men who are committed to shattering stereotypes, striving for excellence and changing the narrative.