There are more people on Welfare in Illinois than there are people working.
Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. Averaging $110,000/year.
Their pensions average 80-90 percent of their income. You can't blame that on Republicans because there aren't any.
Perhaps the U.S. Should pull out of Chicago.
Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago and 221 killed in Iraq and Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
Here's the Chicago chain of command:
President: Barack Hussein Obama
Senator: Dick Durbin
House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Governor: Pat Quinn
House leader: Mike Madigan
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Mayor: Rohm Emanuel
The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.
Of course, they're all blaming each other.
The Chicago school system is rated one of the worst in the country.
The state pension fund is $78 billion in debt, worst in country.
The Cook County sales tax of 10.25 percent is the highest in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois . And he is going to 'fix' Washington?
George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house. Of course, he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that's right, also in the big house.
And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigned a couple of weeks ago. That is because he is fighting being sent to...that's right, the big house.
The Land of Lincoln , where our governors make our license plates.
But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom