Gov. Rauner Rallies GOP Supporters During Governor's Day at Illinois State Fair
Gov. Bruce Rauner used his platform at Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday to advocate for "turnaround agenda" reforms he wants enacted and to hammer away at House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago.
State government has gone seven weeks into the fiscal year that began July 1 with no budget agreement, and several busloads of people protesting cuts to programs including home and child care chanted across the street from the Director's Lawn at the fair as Rauner and others spoke at the Republican Party rally.
Rauner arrived riding his motorcycle and spoke to the party faithful with a 38-by-20-foot American flag behind him. He said there's been erosion in what once made Illinois the greatest state in the country.
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