Gov. Pat Quinn's challenger in the March primary says the Chicago Democrat's claims that ``Illinois is making a comeback'' don't add up.
Tio Hardiman is a Hillside Democrat and the former director of a Chicago anti-violence program.
He spoke following Quinn's State of the State address Wednesday in Springfield. Quinn said during the speech that Illinois has improved since he took office.
But Hardiman says unemployment is still too high and lawmakers' solution to a $100 billion pension shortfall faces several legal challenges.
Hardiman says ``How can you make a comeback when the numbers look so dismal?''