CHICAGO - This week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner promised a southside credit union that he'd deposit more than $1 million within the next month to fund loans to small businesses.
The story is being reported by WLS Charles Thomas who talked to persons that attended a closed door meeting this week in Chicago, including Otis Monroe of the Monroe Foundation.
Monroe was among the African American activists who greeted Bruce Rauner this week at the National Black Wall Street office. After the doors closed to the news media, Monroe says he asked the wealthy Republican to deposit $1 million in the South Side Community Federal Credit Union for loans to small businesses.
"He said he would commit not just a million dollars, but more than a million dollars to this institution," said Monroe.
The Rauner campaign confirmed the promise made before 60 plus others, saying it's "one of many steps Bruce will take to reinvigorate our communities that have suffered under the failed policies and broken commitments of politicians."
The Quinn campaign was stunned, Thomas reports, and responded with: "Any exchange of money for political support raises serious ethical questions. Pay to play has no place in Illinois."
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