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Ounce of Prevention fundraiser has some drama

April 26th, 2017

The Ounce of Prevention fundraiser went off without a hitch the other day, but there was still some drama in the room.

The nonprofit is headed by Diana Rauner, wife of Gov. Bruce Rauner, who also attended. The governor has become a lightning rod for criticism after opposing a bill supporting abortion rights. So guests buzzed about whether pro-choice protesters might show up at the Hilton Chicago luncheon.  Luckily for organizers, there wasn’t a placard in sight.

More interesting was watching the governor work the room without talking to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The two lawmakers have butted heads over the budget impasse and how it affects school funding.

Get more details about the event–and attendees-in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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