Senator Bill Brady, Candidate for Governor, released the following statement today;
The tragedy in Peoria was a horrible crime. My heart goes out to the victim and her family. I hope everyone will join me in praying for a full recovery for Ms. Davis's granddaughter.
Governor Quinn owes the family and the people of Illinois some clear answers on what happened and what didn't happen. Over the weekend, the governor blamed the Prisoner Review Board for the alleged attacker being on the streets. But today news reports say it was Quinn's own Corrections Board that recommended Edjuan Payne be set free as early as he was.
The Governor must take responsibility for his own actions and for the actions of the officials he entrusted the public safety to. He has a responsibility to understand and accept what happened and to hold his appointees accountable.