Gov. Rauner to give speech outlining Illinois challenges

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is continuing to give speeches outlining the state’s challenges, this time in the university town of Champaign. Rauner’s office says he’ll give the speech Thursday afternoon. He’s given other addresses in Illinois cities during his first weeks in office, including Chicago and Decatur. The Winnetka Republican has discussed issues like taxes, workers’ compensation costs, Medicaid spending and unions. He has said Illinois is in “massive deterioration mode.” The speeches are a preview to Rauner’s first State of the State address next month.