(CBS) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders to sit down and negotiate an end to the state’s budget impasse.
Jackson said Saturday that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and state Senate President John Cullerton are willing, but said he has not been able to get a response from Rauner. He said he has spoken with union, business and community leaders to get input and also would like to bring U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin to the table to make sure Illinois avoids forfeiting federal funds through state cuts.