U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has sharply criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner for attacking downstate Democrats who supported additional funding for Chicago Public Schools.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/2axQaCZ ) Durbin told Illinois delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday they "cannot allow any politician to divide this state."
Durbin later told reporters: "Any governor of Illinois who tries to divide this state, southern Illinois versus Chicago, one section against the other, does a disservice to the people he represents."
Asked whether he was considering running against Rauner in 2018, Durbin said he's focused...