Rauner Blames Paperwork For Rockford Airport Project Hangup

(Springfield, IL) — Governor Rauner is blaming the budget impasse and a paperwork delay for the failure of the state to release promised funds for improvements at Rockford’s airport. Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Cheri Bustos issued a letter to Rauner asking him to send the 16-point-three-million dollars Illinois pledged last year for the hangar project or risk losing additional federal funds. Rauner’s office says proper documentation allowing the money to be released hasn’t been submitted to his office.