At the March 23, 2011 Informate/Get Informed Candidate's forum held at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Banquet Hall on East Jackson Street in Joliet, City Council Woman and Mayoral Candidate Jan Quillman stated she wanted to make it clear that she "was not there when the money was spent."
Quillman said she saw the current budget crisis coming, noting that in 2010, 15 million was taken out of reserves just to cover the 2010 budget. Quillman said with many advisors she will fix the budget crisis because, "failure is not an option." Quillman said after her forensic audit of the budget, she will talk to the unions to gather trust and level the playing field. Quillman said: "I believe our unions will come together because they love this city as well."
Video of Quillman's speech: