Illinois business leaders were a stop on the campaign trail this (Wednesday) afternoon. The candidates for governor visited the joint convention of the Illinois Manufacturers Association and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. “This is my home,” said Republican Bruce Rauner. “This is your home. And we’ve got failure in Springfield government that is wrecking the future of our home.”
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“Do not fall for platitudes,” Gov. Pat Quinn said an hour earlier. “They’re easy to say, but they don’t get to the bottom of what we have to do in Illinois.” Quinn says what’s needed is a specific plan to sustain revenues, while the specifics Rauner offers, Quinn says, amounts to “mum’s the word.” Questioned by reporters after his speech, Rauner laughed off that comment and said his specifics were coming.