Rauner talked about business, jobs and transparency after his tour of Peoria Production Shop. He said if he were governor, he would make schools and infrastructure his top two priorities, along with improving the state's business climate.
Illinois has been rated as one of the five worst states for business in 2014
"To get licenses to get approvals to go through an expansion process there are al kinds of regulatory hurdles and burdens put on businesses and we've got to reduce the red tape and make the government a partner,” Rauner said.
After his media conference, Rauner met with a group of local leaders including three Peoria city council members, a county board member and the Peoria county sheriff. The group discussed unemployment and business in Central Illinois.
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