SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –
Gov. Scott Walker spoke to a group of businesspeople in Illinois Tuesday, the very state that he has said could benefit most from taking actions like Wisconsin.
Walker was invited to speak to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in Springfield.
He was met with a standing ovation by about 300 inside while a crowd of nearly 1,000 protesters gathered outside the hotel.
Walker acknowledged the protesters outside, referring to them as his “fan club.”
Walker told the crowd that his reform policies in Wisconsin are working. He said that similar reforms could help the state of Illinois.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was not invited to the event.