Rauner Slams Dems Over Budget 

(Chicago, IL) — Governor Rauner is leveling new insults at the Democratic leaders in Springfield, even though he says he’s negotiating a budget deal. Rauner told reporters in Chicago that his top staffers are meeting with legislative leaders’ staff on a deal before the next budget year starts July 1st. At the same time, Rauner accuses top Democrats of sabotaging the budget process for political gain. He says they want chaos and mayhem and don’t care who they hurt in the process. Rauner accused Senate President John Cullerton of saying that without a budget, Rauner would lose a reelection bid. Cullerton’s office says Rauner deliberately misquoted him.