Gov. Rauner met by Protesters During State Fair Appearance

(AP) Hundreds of union members protested Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans as they rally at the Illinois State Fair. Rauner arrived at the fairgrounds on his Harley motorcycle for Wednesday’s Governor’s Day events. He was greeted by about 200 protesters, many members of the Service Employees International Union. Marya Broadway of Calumet Park says Rauner has “knocked a lot of people off of child care.” She says some parents are being forced to quit their jobs. Rauner’s administration implemented tougher eligibility requirements for low-income people to get subsidized child care. Rauner says the cuts are needed to manage the ongoing budget crisis stalemate.