* Groups call for closing state facilities: Disability advocates are again calling on lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn to shutter some of the state’s institutions for the developmentally disabled as a way to help smaller group home operators survive possible budget cuts
* Lawmaker: Feds, state strike deal on Thomson prison
* Bottom Line: Chicago State University has hired Barnes & Thornburg to lobby on “all legislative action concerning higher education and the financing thereof,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Richard Boykin, former chief of staff to Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), is lobbying for the university.
You have to give her mad props for knowing Raekwon was in town last night. She should have brought him on the floor. And it’s actually nice to see the Senators having fun on the floor after some contentious bills.
LOL after the whole manufactured Common controversy the Illinois Senate leader goes on the floor and quotes a song about drug dealing. While she was quoting their lyrics she could have followed up with “wu tang clan aint nuthin to @#$& with”
The song she quoted includes gratuitous use of the N word, a warning to look out for the cops, gunplay, drug dealing, overseas drug trafficking to the tune of $40,000 a week and spending time in prison.