Illinois faces an uncertain future

Just a month ago, Illinois officially marked 200 years of statehood. Perhaps the event escaped your attention.
    Well, it was a muted celebration. Understandable for a state that stands at the brink of a total fiscal meltdown –– a meltdown that will leave the taxpayers responsible for paying off the decades of IOUs incurred by the people’s representatives in the Illinois General Assembly.

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