Another $10 Million Gone
- As he prepared to speak alongside gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner on Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn announced $10 million in additional spending for Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage program, allowing for 600 more hires of yellow-vested workers around 27 more schools later this fall.
The added millions will bring annual spending on the program to more than $26 million; the money pays community members to usher CPS children along routes leading to 133 elementary and high schools.
Quinn, under fire for his now-defunct Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, declined to comment on the timing of the extra money coming from the cash-strapped state.
Pay no attention to that money behind the curtain! No, you can't use it for the pension funds. That would deny Quinn the pleasure of purchasing votes with it.