Unless a groundswell of public outrage besieges representatives in Springfield tomorrow, the Illinois State Legislature is likely to approve an enormous tax carve-out designed to benefit two of the most profitable companies in the state.
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.
Monday was a good day, even if there are still power plays, shady deals and more money shuffling through Springfield and Chicago each day than through a Vegas casino. A man who thought he was too powerful to be caught was caught.