Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner will spend much of the next few weeks in Southern Illinois as he continues his campaign for the GOP nomination. Rauner, a northern Illinois businessman, is one of four men vying for the bid. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and State senators Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady are also seeking the GOP nomination, but Rauner says that he has a better record of success despite never holding public office.
Rauner also says he has a plan to solve the state's pension crisis that will cut the unfunded liability in half without taking away any existing benefits. He also wants to place term limits on lawmakers, cut the size of the Senate from 59 to 41, to increase the size of the House from 118 to 123 and to require a two-thirds vote by lawmakers instead of three-fifths to override a governor's veto.