The December 14th takeover of the Chicago Board of Education meeting by parents and educators was at the first meeting after CPS announced its desire to "turnaround" ten schools. Immediately following, there was blowback from the mainstream media.
The thinking among Springfield insiders up until a few weeks had been that the legislature was likely to override Governor Quinn's veto of ComEd's "Smart Grid" bill. That was before the Occupy Wall Street movement ignited.
It's now up to Gov. Pat Quinn to decide whether the state gets more casinos to help jumpstart the local economy. Quinn told reporters the bill, which passed the state Senate on Tuesday, was "excessive."