Wow. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/01/06/tax-increase-plan-bigger-than-expected/ They just don't get it, do they? Thanks to profligate spending, the drain of public sector requirements, and an education system that is bankrupting the state, Illinois' solution is to destroy what economy they have left. Much akin to, "Hey...you shot me in the foot! To get even, I'm going to shoot myself in the other foot!" This bears watching: One, because several other states are in at least as dire straits as IL (California being the best example). Two, because hopefully intelligent people will prevail on this one; otherwise, we're about to watch the implosion of a large state with one of our chief cities.