U.S. Climate Alliance State Week: Pritzker Checking Boxes For Progressives By Sean Crawford, Brian Mackey, Daisy Contreras & Charles N. Wheeler III • Jan 25, 2019 Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker spent his second week in office taking actions to signal his support of progressive causes. Illinois Latest State To Join U.S. Climate Alliance By Jaclyn Driscoll • Jan 23, 2019 Jaclyn Driscoll / NPR Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order making Illinois the 18th state to join the Unites States Climate Alliance on Wednesday. The alliance was created when President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate change agreement back in 2017.