Governor Unhurt In Chicago Car Accident

Jan 21, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Winnetka, was not hurt in an accident on Wednesday.
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Gov. Bruce Rauner is okay after he was involved in a car accident today in Chicago.

Rauner's motorcade was stopped at a red light on E. Randolph Street in Chicago, when two cars got into accident in front of him in the intersection, at Michigan Avenue. One of those cars spun out, hitting the black 2012 Ford Expedition Rauner was in, at 8:13 Wednesday morning.

State police say Rauner's fine, and the officers that are on his security detail are too. Three people did go to Northwestern Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

An Illinois State Police press release says the governor's security detail helped the victims, though it gave no specifics on how. A spokesman says there will be no changes in police procedures.

Should the governor have to give up his duties for health reasons or otherwise, Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti - a one-term Wheaton City Council member - would take over.