Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner won’t attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Rauner says he’s “focused on Illinois” and is trying “to minimize the distractions” and his time out of state. The governor says he has friends in Trump's upcoming administration and expects Illinois to have a good relationship with the president-elect.
Trump will take the oath of office Jan. 20, just 5 days before Rauner is scheduled to give the State of the State speech in Springfield.