Fresh from a Saharan Desert holiday where he says he and his family rode camels and slept in tents, Gov. Bruce Rauner did nothing Monday to quell the shifting sands beneath Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Rauner told reporters he would sign a bill allowing Chicago voters to recall their mayor from office if it reaches his desk.
The governor also said he was “very disappointed” in Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez over their handling of Chicago police misconduct cases.
Perhaps more important, Rauner reiterated that he will stand firm against providing increased financial assistance to Chicago Public Schools until Emanuel and Chicago Democrats help him achieve his legislative goals, even as he predicted that financial “disaster” at CPS is now only months away.
It was quite the rousing start to the New Year from the governor, who clearly got more rest on his Moroccan luxury camping trip than did Emanuel on his visit to Cuba — despite the state’s own daunting problems.
Rauner met with reporters to unveil a new report from his…