News

New Questions Raised About Rauner Daughter Prep School Admission

New Questions Raised About Rauner Daughter Prep School Admission

Illinois GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner Photo: Newsradio WTAX

The issue of how Republican Bruce Rauner’s daughter got into an elite Chicago public high school has resurfaced in the Illinois governor’s race.

Rauner has maintained that he didn’t use his money or influence to get a daughter into Walter Payton College Prep in 2008. Initially, she was rejected despite having top grades. Rauner has said his family appealed through a principals’ discretionary process.

However outgoing Chicago Public Schools Inspector General James Sullivan says that’s not true. He says that Rauner contacted top CPS officials and the admission status was changed.

Later, Rauner’s foundation made a $250,000 donation to a school initiative.┬áThe money prompted allegations of clout during the GOP primary.

Gov. Pat Quinn echoed that Thursday and says Rauner should provide answers.

Rauner’s campaign didn’t return messages.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield School District Still Focusing on Security

school board headquarters

Gill: School district taking on safety head-on

in Election 2014, Local

Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

chad_grimm

The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

in Local

Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

local_news_generic

The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

in Local

Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

siren

Cops always expect the unexpected

in Election 2014, Local

Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

votesigns

Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.