Transit doomsday is averted with another 11th-hour Band-Aid on a bullet hole. Now we wait to find out if the buses to the Naperville train stations will run come January. Don't you just love this state?
Are we supposed to be grateful that our public servants heroically kept the buses and trains running? Heck no. We should angry that the bullheaded, stubborn, power-hungry governor, House and Senate Democratic leaders refuse to allow rank-and-file legislators any involvement or work toward meaningful reform.
This state is embarrassing. The state's largest newspaper says Illinois needs the means to recall its governor. Fine for a start, but even that wouldn't change the power held by leaders of both legislative chambers. We have ourselves to thank, for continually re-electing these buffoons who have created legislative gridlock and who use public services like mass transit as poker chips in some high-stakes game.
If other elected legislators feel like they have no say in the process, then we as citizens ouight to feel especially powerless. What can the Average Joe do to change the way the state does business?