CHICAGO - Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, has begun.
Gov. Pritzker attended a celebration Monday morning to light the menorah at the Thompson Center.
The 8-night holiday commemorates the rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
One candle is lit each day to celebrate the miracle of a one-day oil supply in a lamp at the temple that lasted eight days.
Hanukkah is also a time for exchanging gifts and sharing special meals and treats with loved ones.