"Pritzker’s ad suggests Illinois’ protracted budget stalemate held up state aid for K-12 schools and left local property tax payers to pick up the tab, all thanks to Gov. Rauner. But that argument doesn’t quite add up."
The Rauner Administration plans to use $109 million in lawsuit-settlement from a Volkswagen emissions scandal to fund more environmentally friendly policies such as less-polluting trains, electric car charging stations and funding for school buses.
Recently, two public executives - Metropolitan Water Reclamation District President David St. Pierre and Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn - were dismissed from their positions. They took with them thousands of dollars in severance deals funded by taxpayers, who were mostly left in the dark.
Illinois' 40th governor, Rod Blagojevich, penned a column in the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, claiming that he was treated poorly by the Justice Department and is in prison for practicing politics.