A Democratic candidate for governor says he wants to help Illinois’ working class, particularly those living downstate.
Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar’s priorities include a so-called “New Deal” for Illinois. The idea is framed after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s infrastructure projects that followed the Great Depression.
“I know right here in Peoria, there’s about a billion dollars worth of lock and dam work," he said. "So, we have an opportunity to not only build out our intermodal facilities, but also do ecological and wildlife restoration and lock and dam work.”