Rauner Blasts 'Special Deals' for Chicago

Aug 16, 2017

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's determined to fight a "corrupt political machine in Chicago" and its "special deals" as he seeks a second term.

Rauner spoke at a GOP breakfast Wednesday before heading to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for a campaign rally. 

The events coincide with an Illinois House session where legislators are considering Rauner's amendatory veto of a school funding bill.

Rauner used his veto authority to strip $450 million from Chicago Public Schools. He says his changes provide more money to 98% of Illinois districts.

Democrats say districts may get more money initially, but many will lose funding in a few years under Rauner's plan.

Rauner's campaign released two new TV ads that call the original legislation a "bailout" for CPS and blast Democratic leaders for "insider deals."