Most Illinoisans have been floating on cloud nine since election day. Our senator is the president-elect! Woo hoo!!
That jubilation ended yesterday. Our governor was arrested and now faces numerous federal charges. If convicted and sent to jail (and it is safe to assume he will), he'll be the fourth Illinois governor to do time in jail.
How can this happen? Yes, the state has a rep of crooked politics, but so do A LOT of states. We were easily duped voters. However, I don't think anyone could have foreseen the level of crazy that is our governor.
It's a sad, depressing situation at a time when we should be celebrating. Change has come to the national political scene. It needs to come to Illinois too.