021914 CM 0113csBELLEVILLE – A member of the Illinois Lottery Control Board appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner resigned yesterday after controversial social media posts about East St. Louis were made public.

State Senator James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville) issued the following statement:

“I am thankful that the governor understood the seriousness of these comments and I appreciate his quick and decisive actions. It is my hope that we can move forward and find areas of common ground that benefit the entire Metro-East community.”

Clayborne is the Senate’s Majority Leader and represents East St. Louis.