Funding for everything from state-subsidized daycare to court reporters' salaries is running out in Illinois. At the same time, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed on a top aide for a contract worth $30,000 per month.
Donna Arduin may not be a household name in Illinois yet, but as Rauner's Chief Financial Officer, she may become one.
Arduin has been contracted to "provide advice to the governor" on how to deal with Illinois' pending fiscal challenges. For that, she -- or more specifically, her consulting firm -- will be paid $120,000 for four months of work.