Among the slew of politicians who did show up for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration Monday, one was missing — Gov. Bruce Rauner.
“With the end of the legislative session nearing, the governor stayed in Springfield to continue negotiations with lawmakers on the state budget, Turnaround Agenda and other bills,” Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said Monday. “He looks forward to working closely with the mayor over his term for the people of Illinois and Chicago.”
In contrast, Emanuel traveled to Springfield in January to attend Rauner’s inauguration.
Despite Monday’s no-show, the two are known to be pals. Emanuel has even visited Rauner’s Montana vacation home.
An Emanuel spokeswoman did not respond to requests seeking comment.