“It’s time for him to end the confusion about his private dealings with the Teachers Retirement System and the Chicago public schools,” said Brady. “The people of Illinois deserve an open and honest debate in this election, not a near-billionaire candidate who likes to let his money speak for him and who is attempting to buy this election. They deserve answers to his involvement with corrupt insider Stuart Levine and former Chicago Schools Supt. Arne Duncan and the Chicago public schools.”
According to published media stories, Rauner’s firm GTCR was awarded $50 million in investments with the Teachers Retirement System after Levine, a board member who questioned the deal in February 2003, did not object to the deal when Rauner personally appeared at a subsequent board meeting. In addition, Levine was given a $25,000-a-month contract with another partly Rauner-owned firm to solicit government business.
“We don’t know the whole story here because Mr. Rauner doesn’t want to talk about it,” said Brady. “It’s time the voters of Illinois get some answers.”