Don Harmon's street cred as a "reformer" or progressive has to be questioned. Judged through a larger prism, Don Harmon, the state senator who represents Oak Park, isn't challenging the status quo. He is the status quo.
I served with the president in the Illinois Senate. The Obama I knew then was able to drop the partisan wall separating him from a common-sense solution. I've seen less of that Obama in the last two years.