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Column: Rauner must ignore Jim Edgar's call for "compromise"

Scott ReederJournalist

Oct 21, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – The Unindicted One has spoken.

Former Gov. Jim Edgar is none too happy with the current occupant of the Executive Mansion.

He thinks it’s time for fellow Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to capitulate to Mike Madigan and quit holding out for fundamental reforms in exchange for a budget deal.

First, let me say, I like Jim Edgar.

He managed to serve eight years as the state’s chief executive and not get indicted. That, in Illinois, is a miracle.

And, like me, he’s a downstater and a teetotaler.

I like this guy.

I’d love to sit down with him at…

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