News

Rauner: Quinn Fails Illinois Vets

Rauner: Quinn Fails Illinois Vets

Bruce Rauner is attacking Gov. Pat Quinn in an area that has long been a focus for Quinn — helping veterans.

Rauner is rolling out a new veterans coalition supporting his campaign, including veterans now in politics, such as U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). Kirk claims Illinois veterans are hurting under Quinn because of difficulties finding work.

“To come back to Illinois from Afghanistan and Iraq and be unemployed is the worst way to be taken care of,” Kirk said, “and the guy who is going to employ those returning veterans is
Bruce Rauner.”

Rauner claims that more veterans may have been hired at the Illinois Department of Transportation, if not for the number of people improperly given positions at the agency for political reasons.

“You can be fairly certain that there would have been many veterans that could have taken those jobs instead of the cronies who were hired,” Rauner said. Whether any of the cronies” were veterans, and if so how many, is not known.

Rauner says veterans would also benefit from his education policies, particularly his call to increase funding for vocational training.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

New Director Named to ALPLM

Generic WTAX

Governor Rauner announces two new appointees, one to the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library.

6 hours ago in Local

Qik-N-Ez Robbery Suspect in Arrested

arrest clipart

Cody Desilva was found with two other subjects in a car on 4th Street early Saturday morning. The other two persons were released.

20 hours ago in Local

Multiple Accident Ties Up Traffic: Police Cite Driver With Medical Emergency

ambulance

A multiple accident ties up traffic in Springfield during morning rush hour.

20 hours ago in Local

Home Health Care Advocates Beg Governor Rauner To Keep Overtime

SEIU_Healthcare

Advocates of Home Health Care push for Governor Rauner to reconsider banning overtime

1 day ago in Local

Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

brandt fertilizer

A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.