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Billy Morgan - Tumultuous 2020

Billy Morgan discusses the impact on his wedding plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. He and his fiancé Sandra Fernandez were planning to be married on March 28, 2020 but were forced to dramatically change their wedding plans due to two reasons, one being the sudden death in February of Sandra's mother due to pneumonia (perhaps due to COVID-19) and secondly due to Governor J.B. Pritzker's decision to shut down all restaurants in mid-March due to the growing coronavirus pandemic. They were married on July 25 in his parents' back yard with only twelve people present.

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Caption:
Governor’s office and other staff members gathered around the Lincoln desk on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus where Governor Quinn signed the Marriage Equality bill.

Where:
Chicago, Illinois

When:
November 20, 2013

Ownership:
This image is considered to be in the public domain.

Caption:
The first photo of Gov. Pat Quinn and Billy Morgan together, taken at an Institute of Politics event in Chicago. David Axelrod had started the Institute following his departure from the Obama administration.

Where:
Chicago, Illinois

When:
2013

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption:
Governor Quinn’s press aides posed outside the airport at Landstuhl Air Force Base following Gov. Quinn’s departure with cards for wounded soldiers at Christmas time. Quinn always went out of his way to show support for the military.

Where:
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

When:
2013

Ownership:
This image is considered to be in the public domain. 

Caption:
Billy Morgan, a University of Chicago student, met Brooke Anderson at an event at the Institute of Politics in 2013. Morgan had accepted a Dunn Fellowship but had not begun working for the Quinn administration. Anderson served as Quinn’s press secretary.

Where:
Chicago, Illinois

When:
2013

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption:
Billy Morgan poses with other former Dunn Fellows Erin Sharkey, Ashley Lepse, and Anthony Cefali on election night.

Where:
Unknown

When:
2014

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption:
A collection of Dunn Fellows, past and present, posed in Governor Quinn’s offices at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago in 2014.

Where:
Chicago, Illinois

When:
2014

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption:
Billy Morgan and Grant Klinzman helped with a Quinn press conference along the Chicago River in 2014.

Where:
Chicago, Illinois 

When:
2014

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption:
Governor Quinn staffer Billy Morgan attended a Hunger Walk event in 2014, somewhat overdressed.

Where:
Chicago, Illinois

When:
2014

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption:
Billy Morgan and Jeff Tolman, both press aides for Governor Quinn, at an event.

Where:
Unknown

When:
2014

Ownership:
This image is considered to be in the public domain. 

Caption:
Gov. Pat Quinn participated in a National Hispanic Heritage Month event at the James R. Thompson Center.

Where:
Chicago, Illinois

When:
September 2014

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption:
Gov. Pat Quinn’s press team gathered for a Mansion Party in January 2015, near the end of Quinn’s administration. Press Secretary Brooke Anderson and David Blanchette flank the governor, with Billy Morgan next to Blanchette.

Where:
Springfield, Illinois

When:
January 2015

Ownership:
This image is considered to be in the public domain. 

Caption:
Billy Morgan and Gov. Pat Quinn took a moment to take this photo at the Governor’s Mansion shortly before Gov. Bruce Rauner took office in January 2015.

Where:
Springfield, Illinois

When:
January 2015

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption:
Several of Gov. Quinn’s press aides, with Morgan on the left, gathered outside the Illinois Capitol Building in 2015. Quinn’s administration gave many young people a start in their professional careers.

Where:
Springfield, Illinois

When:
2015

Ownership:
This image is considered to be in the public domain. 

Caption:
Billy Morgan and Nick Desideri took a moment for a photo shortly after the end of Pat Quinn’s governorship.

Where:
Unknown

When:
January 12, 2015

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo



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