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The Ticking Clock of Springfield Reform

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    Don't wait to tell them what you think.

    I was in the Illinois House the day Rod Blagojevich was impeached.  It was somber and deadly serious. 

    Even those legislaors who hated the former governor -- and there were many -- knew that this was taking an action that was unlike any they had imagined taking. 

    And then, I was in the Senate in January when they put the governor on trial.  You could hear a pin drop.

    Amid it all, lawmakers talked about the shame and the embarrassment and the corruption that had come to define Illinois. 

    But now, months later, when there is a real opportunity to transform Illinois' politics thru a package of comprehensive, thoughtful reforms, where are those legislators who decried our failed politics?  Where's the outrage to fuel a vote for change? 

    Not quite there, is it?