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Gov. Bruce Rauner: “Pritzker and Madigan together will lead to disaster for the people of Illinois.”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray have on Governor Bruce Rauner, as he explains his speech that he gave pleading for a second term, his thoughts on Rep. Jeanne Ives, and how Pritzker and Madigan together will be a disaster for the people of Illinois.


“What I focus on is serving the people, building on the important accomplishments and progress we made in my first term, and getting more good things done for the people of Illinois in my second term.” – Governor Bruce Rauner


Connected to Chicago (12-24-2017)

Connected to Chicago (12-24-2017)

Bill Cameron sits down with the Chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, Kirk Dillard. Topics include: The latest AMTRAK derailment and how it might have been prevented with “Positive Train Control” systems. How are Chicago’s commuter railways progressing with their installation of these systems. Rate Increases on the CTA & METRA and broader political topics including Bruce Rauner’s chances against his challenger in the upcoming primary election, Jeanne Ives. What does the future hold for the Illinois GOP?

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times. The Tax Reform Bill: Who does it help and who gets hurt? Immigration: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, (‘Dreamers’) are waiting to see of Congress can achieve “Dream Act” legislation to save them. The Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the state run Quincy Veterans Home might hurt the Bruce Rauner campaign. Did he wait too long and are his latest comments enough response.

This week’s Community Spotlight segment covers a press announcement by Governor Bruce Rauner and Alsip Deputy Police Chief Bob Ricker. Along with other state officials and Emergency Responders, they outline plans by the state police for road patrols and changes for disability placard applications. Jennifer Keiper reports.

Illinois governor slams Trump for remarks captured on video

(CHICAGO) Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has largely avoided any discussion of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.

That changed Monday, when Rauner directed harsh criticism at Trump for the vulgar remarks captured in a 2005 video, although he didn’t mention Trump’s name.

Speaking after participating in Chicago’s Columbus Day parade, Rauner said the rhetoric, the language, the statements in the video was, “disgusting, appalling, outrageous, beyond any reasonable bounds of decency.” He reiterated his refusal to back Trump.

Rauner skipped the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, during which Trump received the GOP presidential nomination.

Rauner’s hand-picked state GOP chairman, Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider, has not issued a formal public statement about Trump’s leaked comments. State GOP leaders haven’t responded to email requests for comment on Trump.


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