Rauner Has No Regrets After Fatal Mismanagement in Quincy, Three Years of Failure

Crain's Editorial Board Questions Rauner's Failed Leadership

Chicago, IL – Bruce Rauner faced the Crain’s editorial board yesterday, where he said he had no regrets on his administration’s botched response to the Quincy Legionnaires’ crisis that took 13 lives, and refused to name anything he regretted over his three years in office.


“Thirteen Illinoisans died because of Bruce Rauner’s fatal mismanagement in Quincy, but this failed governor refuses to take responsibility,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “After three years of constant crises and services decimated for over a million people, Illinoisans are suffering while Rauner continues to fail this state.”


Crain’s: Reader question: how would your administration have better handled the Legionnaires’ outbreak in Quincy?
Rauner: Um, we’ve handled it exceptionally well, and we would not do anything different.
Crain’s: What’s a decision from your first term that you would have made differently?
Rauner: Oh, you know, I get asked that all the time. I’m a, I’m a, I’m a Frank Sinatra fan. Uh, you know, regrets I have a few, but too few to mention. I don’t, you know, we don’t, I know, we...what we’ve got to do is focus on the future and the people of Illinois need a better future.


Michael Berger