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Colonel Jennifer Pritzker Receives Bicentennial HONOR 200 for Contributions to Veterans and Service Members

Press Release12.12.18

Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), received the Bicentennial HONOR 200 award as part of Illinois’ official 200th birthday celebration at Navy Pier on Dec. 3, 2018. The Bicentennial Birthday Party showcased the people, places and things that have made Illinois proud over the last 200 years.


Colonel Jennifer Pritzker Statement on Reported Trump Administration Gender Policy

Press Release11.08.18

The more educated we are on the issues, the more effectively we can work toward solutions. This is crucial for an administration facing a polarized nation. If we truly want to "Make America Great" we need to open our minds and learn about all sides of the issues, including those outside of our worldview.


Chicago Sky Honors Colonel Jennifer Pritzker During the Military Moment of the Game

Press Release08.27.18

“On behalf of the entire WNBA Chicago Sky family, we would like to express what a tremendous honor it was to recognize Col. Pritzker during our Military Moment of the game,” says Jeanne Polydoris, military and veterans outreach chair for the Chicago Sky. “We honor Col. Pritzker for her service to our country and for the unbelievable support she provides to those who wear the uniform, both past and present, and their families who serve along with them. She’s a true patriot.”


Colonel Jennifer Pritzker One of 78 Leaders Memorialized on Bicentennial Stairs in Honor of Norwich University’s 200th Anniversary

Press Release05.29.18

“Col. Pritzker embodies the best of what a civic leader can do to have a positive impact on students. She is a person of enormous heart and great integrity. We are deeply grateful for her extraordinary efforts and ongoing partnership with the University,” said Norwich University President, Dr. Richard W. Schneider.


In The News

Why should I support a political party that is marginalizing me out of existence?

Washington Post01.08.19

To me, restrictions on transgender military service are personal. I am a transgender woman. Before my transition, I served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. I am proud of the value I provided the military during my 27-year career.


A look inside the new Chestnut Row Homes, renting for $15K per month

Curbed Chicago12.05.18

After more than four years in the making, the collection of seven Italianate style residences known as the Chestnut Row Homes is ready to welcome its first tenants to the southwest corner of Clark and Chestnut Streets.


Col. Pritzker’s New Rentals Open in January — for $13,500 a Month

Chicago Magazine11.29.18

Crossing the intersection of Chestnut and Clark, it’s near impossible to miss the whir of construction in the area. The neighborhood is just one of many downtown witnessing a dramatic uptick in new housing, typically in the form of tall, slender towers packed with small units.


Statement from University of Minnesota President on issues related to transgender and nonbinary rights

University of Minnesota11.26.18

Across the country, institutions of higher education are responding to proposed changes in the federal definition of gender under Title IX. If implemented, gender would be defined as male or female, unchangeable,  and determined by an individual’s sex assigned at birth.