Rod Blagojevich

Pritzker's Recent Schedule Change Prompts Questions

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker changed his schedule Thursday, a move that's raising questions one day after a Chicago Tribune report was released surrounding his alleged telephone recordings with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Pritzker's team said he double-booked events Thursday night, but Ald. Nick Sposato said he had been planning a meeting with Pritzker and labor leaders and Northwest Side committeemen for more than a month.

Sposato received a phone call late Wednesday afternoon from a Pritzker staffer looking to reschedule the meeting.

Sposato says he's "not sure he will" reschedule, however, because it's difficult to coordinate all of the schedules of the 25 to 30 police, fire, labor leaders and committeemen he had invited.

Pritzker also canceled a WLS radio interview scheduled for Friday, however his campaign says it will be rescheduled. Pritzker is campaigning in the the Quad Cities Thursday.

The Tribune report revealed audio recordings of two calls in which Pritzker appears to suggest to Blagojevich that he would be a good candidate for Illinois state treasurer.

Being linked to the now-imprisoned governor is not an image any candidate would want in what's likely to be a heated and expensive campaign. 

Contact Us