There was a bit of commotion in the Illinois Capitol when an activist hijacked a committee hearing. He called for the impeachment of Governor Bruce Rauner. IPR's Brian Mackey has more.
The activist is Rob Sherman, best known for his strident atheism. His call for impeachment prompted two Republicans to walk out; and the Democrats to disavow his proposal. But Sherman's attack did get at a key truth about the ongoing standoff between Rauner and the Democrats.
"The governor has made it clear that he has no intention to sign this bill until there is a full budget, or until the Democrats agree to back-stab the unions, and the Democrats aren't going to do that."
The hearing was on Illinois' partial government shutdown - lawmakers are considering whether to approve a limited budget that would fund groups that take care of Illinois most vulnerable citizens.