I was surprised to read that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was unable to reach House Speaker Mike Madigan for a pension meeting because Speaker Madigan doesn't own a cell phone. Imagine the spectacle of our Governor scrambling to reach a fellow leader for a critical session. Ultimately Quinn spoke to Madigan's wife who apparently had no idea how to reach the Speaker. It's nuts that the speaker (or anyone in his posse) could not be reached prior to Moody's slamming Illinois pension paralysis with another rating cut. It's shameful that leaders can't come together to solve our state's horrific finances.
Illinois' bipartisan corruption combine is well documented by the likes of John Kass. But no cell phone? Speaker Madigan, check out the photos and think of what your missing:
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