From John Ruberry, Marathon Pundit -
Governor Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin are pounding their chests over the sale of the mostly-empty Thomson prison in northwestern Illinois to the federal government for $165 million.
It may seem like a lot of money, but $165 million isn't that much when you consider that the massive state worker pension shortfall grows by $12.6 million every day. The Thomson sale covers just 13 days of failure by state leaders, although Quinn plans to utilize the Thomson cash to pay off the bonds on the prison and chip into Illinois' enormous backlog of unpaid bills. More HERE