New details are emerging about allegations that Republican nominee for governor Bruce Rauner used his wealth and clout to get his daughter into an elite Chicago public school.
Rauner has said that his daughter had the grades to get into the Walter Payton Preparatory Academy, and only missed the cut initially because an illness had affected her school attendance.
His daughter was later admitted to one of the limited number of slots at the school.
But now the outgoing inspector general of Chicago Public Schools says Rauner went outside the normal appeals process to get his daughter admitted… even though she fell short of the qualifications.
Critics have suggested the admission was linked to a subsequent $250,000 donation to the school by Rauner’s charitable foundation.