The candidates for governor will be hop-scotching the state on this final day before Election Day.
Gov. Pat Quinn has stops planned in Rockford, Moline, Peoria, Champaign, Marion, Cahokia, Springfield and Chicago. He spent Sunday visiting six churches in Chicago and one in Maywood, talking about raising the minimum wage, and quoting from the Book of Amos.
“Woe to those who afflict the poor. Woe to those who take advantage of those who work hard. I think we better listen to Amos. We better make sure that we do the right thing in Illinois and America and make sure we raise the minimum wage to a decent standard of living,” he said from the pulpit of the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, where he was joined by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Matteson).
Republican Bruce Rauner was in a Chicago church too, then in Bethalto – with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – Peoria and Hickory Hills for rallies.
“We’ve been everywhere. I’ve met with teachers and police officers and corrections officers and farmers and factory workers and small business owners and school children and their parents. You know what? The families of Illinois are phenomenal, and we want to go to work for every family in this state so the government’s run right,” he said at the final stop in a banquet hall in Hickory Hills.
He’ll be hitting Bloomington, Springfield, Moline and Rockford today with former Gov. Jim Edgar before finishing in Lincolnshire with Edgar and U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill).