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Awkward: Illinois governor sued by wife's nonprofit

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo)
CHICAGO (AP) -

The nonprofit organization run by the Democratic wife of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has sued the first-term Republican amid the state's unprecedented budget impasse.
    
The awkward situation has raised eyebrows and drawn a few jabs about Diana Rauner's twin roles as first lady to the state's first GOP governor in over a decade and as a longtime social services advocate in the Democratic state.
    
Diana Rauner has been president of the Chicago-based Ounce of Prevention Fund since 2011. The group offers early childhood programs and is partially state-funded.
    
Her organization recently joined a lawsuit against Gov. Rauner and state agencies brought by social agencies working without payment for nearly a year because of the budget gridlock.
    
A hearing in the court case is scheduled for next month.

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