(CBS) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected an offer backed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emauel to help sell the dilapidated building.
Emanuel said he would help rezone the Thompson Center property in exchange for a city pension deal. Rauner has suggested selling the state office building to a redeveloper as a way to raise money for cash-strapped Illinois government.READ MORE: Rollover Crash On Lake Shore Drive Closes Northbound Lanes Between Fullerton And Belmont Avenues
“I think he is congenitally incapable of saying, ‘Yes,’” Emanuel told reporters Thursday.READ MORE: Brookfield Zoo Hosting Blood Drive Wednesday; Free Admission With Donation
house gop leader, jim durkin, says the mayor was trying to take advantage of the current budget crisis.
“It just wasn’t a fair trade,” Durkin said. “The mayor needs a budget. He can still work with us.”MORE NEWS: 16-Year-Old Girl Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Hermosa