Gov. Bruce Rauner has not had a public schedule since delivering his budget address last Wednesday.
Traditionally, after the budget address, the governor travels to promote his budget agenda, but not this year.
Though repeated questions this week to Rauner’s press spokesman about his whereabouts have gone unanswered, Ward Room spotted the governor on Wednesday.
Rauner was seen at the Thompson Center where the State Board of Education Board Meeting was being held in Chicago.
When asked where he has been, Rauner said, "skiing in Utah with the kids for my birthday."
Rauner celebrated his 61st birthday on Saturday, his staff said.
Rauner is expected to hold public events in Springfield and Chicago on Wednesday.