* WBEZ’s Dave McKinney asked Rep. Jeanne Ives who would be a better governor, Bruce Rauner or JB Pritkzer. It took her 40 seconds to eventually say “Rauner.” Listen to her struggle with Dave’s question…
I can’t stop listening to it. The full story is here.
She also told McKinney that while she intended to vote for Rauner, she didn’t plan to endorse him and wouldn’t campaign with him.
* Meanwhile, on the Democratic side…
Illinois AFL-CIO and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Host Democratic Unity Breakfast
The Illinois AFL-CIO and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will host a unity breakfast bringing candidates together to defeat anti-worker politicians in November.
Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 AM
* From that same stop…
“Pritzker hides his money in the Bahamas so he doesn’t have to pay income tax. He rips the toilets out of his mansion so he doesn’t have to pay property taxes,” Rauner said. “And what really frosts me is he hides his money so he doesn’t have to pay taxes, but his number one proposal is to raise your income taxes.
“He has said the answer to our budget problems is, let’s do a massive income tax hike. Come on, that’s not going to solve any of our problems.”
* This thread is worth a read, so click here…
* Other stuff I don’t have time for today…
* Illinois Republican Hispanic group chairman resigns over Rauner win: “I cannot in good conscience support Bruce Rauner,” Yvonne Sencial Bolton of Will County said in her resignation letter.
* Metro Chicago shrinks again: For the third year in a row, the population of metropolitan Chicago has dropped, and though the number of people is small, the trend is causing angst among local officials.
* Chicago region gains high earners but loses population overall as outmigration increases and immigration stagnates
* MAP: Compare Bruce Rauner’s primary victory to Trump, Clinton 2016 Illinois vote
* Illinois budget deficit soars to $14.6 billion in FY 2017: For an interactive graphic of the deficit’s growth, click: (tmsnrt.rs/2HW3mhM)
* Reps. Rush and Gutiérrez ordered to pay Treasury following congressional ethics probes
* Despite pop tax debacle, Preckwinkle prevails across the board on election night
* What Amazon’s team saw and did in Chicago