Gov. Bruce Rauner told the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday that he'll try to meet with President Donald Trump when the president swings through southern Illinois on Saturday.
Rauner has largely avoided President Trump, but with the election just 15 days away, the embattled Republican governor on Monday said he'll try to arrange a chance for the two of them to talk.
Trump is making a campaign stop at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro to try to boost Republican Rep. Mike Bost in the midterm elections.
"His schedule is very hectic as is mine. But we're trying to overlap," Rauner said at a campaign stop in Wood Dale. "I look forward to getting together with the president if we can -- talk about trade, talk about immigration and some of the other policies that are very important for Illinois."
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