BLOOMINGTON, Illinois — Two lawmakers hoping to win the GOP nomination for Illinois governor have talked about the state economy at a forum.
Lee Enterprises newspapers reports (http://bit.ly/1eKr1iT) state Sens. Bill Brady of Bloomington and Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale attended the Lincoln Reagan Day lunch Saturday in Bloomington. It was sponsored by the McLean County Republican Party. Two other candidates, businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) of Winnetka and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH'-ur-furd) of Chenoa, didn't attend.
Brady says if he's elected he would make sure Illinoisans gets tax cuts. Dillard says he would pursue major tax reforms as part of his economic plan.
The primary election is March 18. The GOP winner will face either Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn or Quinn's opponent, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman of Chicago, in the November general election.