Potential Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner to Speak in Evanston

Former private equity firm chairman Bruce Rauner has launched an exploratory committee to consider a run for the Republican nomination to Illinois governor in 2014. He speaks in Evanston Tuesday.

Potential Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner will speak in Evanston about pensions on Tuesday night, according to a press release. 

Rauner will join pension expert Marc Levine of the Illinois Policy Institute for a discussion of the state’s more than $200 billion pension deficit at the Evanston Public Library, according to the release. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the library’s main branch, 1703 Orrington Ave. 

Former head of a Chicago private equity firm, Rauner recently launched an exploratory committee to consider a run for the GOP nomination for governor in 2014.

"We need major changes in the way we tax and spend, the way we treat businesses and workers, the way we deal with our state budget and pensions, and the way we run our schools,” Rauner said in a press release on his campaign website. “The political class in Springfield are either unwilling to, or incapable of, making the kind of changes we need.  That’s why I’m considering running for Governor.”





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