Take a look at this stupid legislation. How does something like this go through? Oh, I know. This is Illinois...
Senate Bill 1787 (SB 1787, if you visit www.ilga.gov) was sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-1) (you'll remember him from the gunfight in the G.A.) and in the House by Reps. Frank Mautino, Dan Brady and Tom Cross. How was SB1787 introduced?
"Creates the Illinois Titanium Powdered Metals Development Act" What's that?
Well, it didn't matter what "that" was, because the shell was cleaned out by House Committee Amendment No. 1 and refilled with garbage for the funeral workers' union.
How have the Teamsters been trying to make their bargaining voices heard? Read this and see if it boils your oil.
"Among other things, strikers at Illinois funeral homes reportedly blocked mourners from leaving a funeral home parking lot, used bullhorns to shout obscenities at mourners and workers, and disrupted a child's funeral with laughter." Source: Illinois Policy Institute
On November 7 both Houses passed SB1787 and sent it to Gov. Quinn.
Our legislators can't solve the pension crisis or take action to protect the residents of Chicago from shootings, but they've got time to take care of the Teamsters.
How did our Representatives vote?
Franks - Yes
McSweeney - No
Tryon - No
Wheeler - No
And our Senators?
Althoff - No
Duffy - No