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Several GOP lawmakers haven't cashed Rauner donation checks

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A published report says roughly one-third of Republican legislators haven't cashed checks given to them from Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign fund in the waning days of the legislative session.
The first-term Republican gave about $400,000 to all 67 Republican House and Senate members in May.
Several Republicans say they felt it was inappropriate while issues were being debated. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises ( ) reports that as of last week 22 lawmakers hadn't cashed the checks totaling about $119,000.
Rep. David Reis of Willow Hill says he didn't want to make it look like someone was influencing his decisions.
Rauner and the Democratic-controlled Legislature haven't agreed on a budget or other issues Rauner wants.
Rauner's office didn't return messages. He's said his political funds help him push his agenda.

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