CALL GOV. RAUNER, ASK HIM WHY HIS APPOINTEE FRANK VALA IS APPROVING THIS BAD TAXPAYER DEAL!

WCIA-TV Bureau Chief Mark Maxwell broke this story late last week about the Illinois Board of Procurement and their approval of a bad deal for Illinois taxpayers. Watch the video and learn about this corrupt deal that could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $11 million.

Gov. Rauner dismissed the scandal this week in an interview with Maxwell. 

“As you know, procurement law changes came in a few years ago to keep the Governor’s office out of any procurement process so I have not been involved at all.  I learned about this the same time you did,” Rauner said.

According to Maxwell’s report:A mostly empty warehouse at 2410 South Grand Avenue East in Springfield now holds neat rows of filing cabinets and pallets of paper records which belong to the Department of Human Services. The lease agreement binds Illinois to fulfill at least the first five years of the deal, which adds up to a minimum of $2.4 million.

Procurement Board Member Ed Bedore, an appointee of House Speaker Michael Madigan, tells WCIA the total cost could clear $11 million before the 10-year deal is over. Bedore estimated Illinois could have purchased the property for $700,000. It’s value is listed at $1.1 million.

Why is the State of Illinois going to hit taxpayers with an $11 million plus tax bill for an empty warehouse when it could have cost only $700,000???

Frank Vala, who was appointed to the Board of Procurement by Gov. Rauner, is approving the deal. Why would he do that?

He approved the deal because the multimillion dollar deal benefits his friend, convicted felon Bill Cellini. Cellini went to prison for conspiring with Obama fundraiser Tony Rezko.

Read Mark Maxwell’s full report here and visit www.realgopillinois.com for story updates. For more information about Bill Cellini’s deal, read this story.

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