SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A foundation formed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner two years ago to fundraise for repairing the state fairgrounds is falling short of its annual target to raise up to $3 million.
The State Journal-Register reports that the latest financial report filed by the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation shows income in 2017 was just over $32,000.READ MORE: On 3rd Birthday Since She Vanished, Kierra Coles' Family Still Praying For Her Safe Return; 'She’s Alive Somewhere'
Foundation Chairman John Slayton says it’s been “a slower process than what I envisioned.” He says there’s an education process involved in trying to secure donations.READ MORE: Man Shot On CTA Bus In Irving Park
Rauner created the foundation after the state legislature didn’t vote to create one.
Republican Rep. Tim Butler says he thinks a financial commitment from the governor would help the foundation. But Rauner’s spokeswoman Patty Schuh says the governor has made some personal efforts to help and will continue those.MORE NEWS: As Jury Deliberates In R. Kelly Sex Trafficking Case, What Impact Will Verdict Have On His Future Trials In Chicago?
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