Update: 4:00 pm, 2/9/17, Thursday
ILLINOIS — Chris Kennedy has thrown his hat in the race for governor and says he blames current Governor Bruce Rauner for destroying the state’s economy.
The Democratic businessman says Rauner’s turnaround agenda is not helping people.
With the state not having a full budget for 19-months, Kennedy says the state should not be run like a business. It needs to focus more on the people’s needs.
Kennedy also says he’s not worried about the millions of dollars Rauner has invested in his campaign.
Original: 4:30 pm, 2/8/17, Wednesday
ILLINOIS — Another person has stepped up to the plate for governor.
Chris Kennedy announced Wednesday, he’ll run in 2018. Kennedy was chairman of the UI Board of Trustees from 2009 – 2015.
The Democrat says he’s running for governor because he believes Illinois is headed in the wrong direction.
Kennedy is the son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK.