Bruce Rauner campaigned on the promise of government reform and fixing Illinois’ pension system, but CBS 2 and the BGA found that Rauner appointed Glenn Poshard, a 1998 candidate for governor, to his transition team, even though Poshard’s government pensions are among the highest in Illinois.
The governor-elect’s team also includes former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar, Republican Congressman Aaron Schock, Caterpillar Inc. CEO Doug Oberhelman and the Rev. James Meeks, one of the African American ministers from Chicago who had supported his campaign.
State university officials have begun their annual trek to Springfield, testifying before panels of House and Senate lawmakers about what their financial needs will be for the upcoming fiscal year.
University presidents have begun their annual trek to Springfield to ask lawmakers for money for the next fiscal year.