Rauner launching 2-day campaign tour as 2018 rivals attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching the first official campaign tour of his re-election bid as Democrats line up to try to take him out in 2018. Rauner will kick off a two-day, multi-stop swing Tuesday morning in suburban Chicago. Other stops include a rally Tuesday night in Springfield and Wednesday visits to southern Illinois. The tour comes as Rauner’s approval ratings have sagged amid a record state budget stalemate.