Emanuel questions Governor’s choice for Illinois Sports Facilities Authority

Gov. Pat Quinn has nominated his chief spokeswoman, Kelly Kraft, to run the Illinois Sports Facilities which has stirred controversy and questions by some including Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Part of the controversy is that Kraft filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief in 2009 discharging over $100,000 in debt.  The Mayor’s office would not comment directly on the bankruptcy as an issue of Kraft’s ability to manage the Authority.

It is unclear at this point if Gov. Quinn’s choice to run the Authority will continue to incur scrutiny over her personal finances and if people believe those choices negatively affect her ability to run the agency.

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