(Chicago Sun Times) — Illinois is bankrupt. By now that should not come as a surprise. In fact, you’ve seen so many headlines about Illinois’ financial woes that you might even find the subject boring. But it won’t be so boring when the impact hits you — and your planned retirement.
Maybe if we all took a simple and honest look at the problems facing the state, we could gather some consensus about what must be done. What services and benefits do we need and want from the state, and are we willing to pay for them? Instead, we go on as usual in the governor’s race with each candidate decrying the other’s plans for taxes and spending.