Morning Spin: Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker says Chicago will have ‘no more special a role’ than Downstate Illinois cities

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Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker said Chicago can expect to have an ear in Springfield but said that with him the city will have “no more special a role than helping a city like Quincy address its gun violence problem or a city like Rockford to bring economic development around their airport.”

Speaking to the Chicago Tribune about whether Chicago could count on special help, such as with its municipal employee pension debt, Pritzker said the city is “a major economic engine for the state and I intend to work with the mayor of Chicago, whoever that may be next, as I will with the mayor of Rockford and the mayor of Peoria.”

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November 8, 2018 at 05:18AM

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