CHICAGO (CBS) — The financial crisis at the Chicago Public Schools apparently has a leading alderman rhetorically wanting to wring the Governor’s neck.
Far South Side Alderman Carrie Austin shares the city council’s budget committee and she is clearly exasperated with the budget stalemate that has the Chicago Public Schools teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.READ MORE: 21-Month-Old Kayden Swann Making 'Slow And Steady Progress' 6 Days After He Was Shot On Lake Shore Drive
She also blames Governor Rauner.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: New Cases Have Nearly Doubled In The Past Month; Infection Rate At Highest Point Since January
“Why is it always a strain on us, the city of Chicago, why? Nobody ever asks that question. You don’t see this going on in any other school district, except for Chicago,” Austin said. “Somebody needs to take Rauner by his neck and wring it.”MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
But Rauner’s spokesperson, Eleni Demertzis said outlandish rhetoric can’t paper over the years of fiscal mismanagement that triggered the financial crisis at CPS.