Sign the nine bills, Governor, and make Illinois safer and fairer

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Gov. Bruce Rauner | AP Photo/Seth Perlman

In an editorial last Tuesday, the Sun-Times encouraged Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign nine bills that could make Illinois safer and fairer. But if history has taught us anything about this governor, it is that he is highly predictable. In his terse and caustic fashion, he will issue statements such as, “We want to remedy the whole problem” and “none of these proposed bills will do that.”

The governor has a chance to show the people of Illinois that he truly wants to improve our state and address the real problems we are facing. But, as in the past, he will probably dismiss the nine bills out of hand and blame everyone else for our problems. It will be very interesting to see if the governor seizes this opportunity to record some real accomplishments in his time in office.

Daniel Pupo, Orland Park

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