Governor Bruce Rauner was elected on the promise he would "shake up" state politics. Thursday, he admitted he's struggling to make good on that pledge.
Rauner, a Republican who has never before held public office, told the nonpartisan Taxpayers Federation that Illinois began going "down the drain" a long time ago.
He says the state's problems were created by politicians who took the easy way out.
"Forcing a change in the system? I knew it was going to be hard. It's harder than I thought. And it takes longer."