* We talked about this the other day, but we now know the name of the bank…
Billionaire Democratic gubernatorial hopeful J.B. Pritzker is making a $1 million deposit in Chicago’s last remaining black-owned bank.
Illinois Service Federal Savings is the beneficiary. Pritzker alluded to the investment earlier this week in an interview on WVON radio without naming the bank, but his campaign confirmed the recipient. […]
“JB has made expanding access to capital for small business and entrepreneurs, and making investments in the communities hardest hit by Bruce Rauner’s failed leadership and manufactured budget crisis a top priority for him as governor,” a spokesman said in an email. […]
Pritzker’s move echoes a similar action by Rauner in 2014 as he challenged then-Gov. Pat Quinn. Rauner deposited $1 million in a South Side credit union as a way of demonstrating the Republican private-equity magnate cared about black communities and winning at least some black votes.
In both cases—Rauner’s and Pritzker’s—the institutions are small, and the sums of money very large.
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