Rauner: Recall Bill Might Not Remove Sitting Mayors

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(OAK BROOK) Tough talk by Gov. Rauner aimed at Mayor Emanuel today in Oak Brook.

Bruce Rauner is all of a sudden saying he’s “very disappointed” in his pal Rahm Emanuel. So disappointed he says he’d sign that bill to recall Rahm.

“From what I’ve been told, I have not studied the bill that’s been proposed, but what I’ve been informed about it, based upon that, I would sign that bill,” Rauner said. “But I also think it’s important to understand what out attorneys, because I’ve been asking about this, what our attorneys have told me is that if any kind of recall bill passed it could not or would not apply to sitting elected officials, it could only apply to folks elected in the future.”

Listen to Bill Cameron’s report for WLS radio news here:

Rauner also said Rahm’s wrong to blame Springfield for the Chicago school crisis. And he said he wouldn’t bail out Chicago Public Schools without turnaround agenda reforms, even if teachers get laid-off by the thousands.

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