CHICAGO (CBS) — With their longtime friendship having grown increasingly fractured, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said Gov. Bruce Rauner should put as much effort into solving problems as he does attacking his political rivals.
Two days after the governor called the mayor a failure on many important issues in Chicago, the mayor spoke to reporters for the first time since returning from a trip to Washington, D.C., for a national mayors’ conference.READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
On Wednesday, the governor went on a tirade against the mayor as he proposed giving the Illinois State Board of Education the authority to take over the Chicago Public Schools.
“He’s failed on public safety, he’s failed on schools, he’s failed on jobs in the neighborhoods, he’s failed on taxes, he’s failed on reforms, and I’m tired of it,” Rauner said.
Emanuel said the governor needs to stop pointing fingers, and get work done.
“I wish he had as much energy in challenging the problems that face the state as he does use in challenging people and calling them names,” he said. “You can call me names all you want, and you can attack me, but attack the problems of Illinois, which I think would be a better idea.”READ MORE: Vandal Caught On Camera Trashing Trader Todd's Bar In Lakeview, Leaving Racist And Threatening Graffiti