- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man is accused of using voicemail to threaten Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The Kane County state’s attorney’s office says Jesse M. Kuzma of Elgin called the governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs last week and left a voicemail saying, “If I ever see you, consider this your death threat.”

Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Scott Schwertley says although Kuzma gave no details of carrying out the threat, under Illinois law, a person can be charged if he or she makes a statement regarding a public official’s safety.

According to court records, Kuzma is a reservist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has a job in Elgin as a machine repairman and was arrested by Illinois State Police on Tuesday.

Assistant Public Defender Seth McClure did not say whether Kuzma was expected to post bond Wednesday.



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