Rauner: Aaron Schock resignation ‘sad day for Illinois’

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is reacting to the resignation of Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois with sadness.

Rauner has issued a one-sentence statement saying, “This is a sad day for the people of Illinois and the 18th District.”

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Schock announced his resignation Tuesday.

The Peoria Republican has come under heavy scrutiny following revelations of lavish spending, payments to donors for flights on private jets and improperly categorized expenses. On Monday, The Associated Press confirmed that the Office of Congressional Ethics had reached out to Schock’s associates as it apparently began an investigation. The Office of Congressional Ethics is an outside panel that reviews ethics complaints against House members and makes recommendations to the House Ethics Committee.

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