PAT: JOB ONE--REESTABLISH THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT
Pat Quinn is a genuinely good guy, even if a little self-righteous from time to time. He's the Governor now. What does he do first?
If he wants to rescue this State, he first reverses the hijacking of our state capital that started under Jim Thompson and has proceeded like wildfire since. Require Insurance, Banking and Licensure Regulators to hold their hearings and meetings in Springfield for downstate matters. Require Department Heads to be in Springfield at least when the legislature is in session. Actually have cabinet meetings in Springfield. Reestablish the press office at the Governor's downstate facility.
A citizen of the Basin with a matter before, say, Professional Regulation, should not have to go to Chicago (650 mile R/T) to obtain due process when the established seat of government is 100 miles away in Springfield.
Living in the Governor's Mansion is not very tough duty and it's good Pat is going to do that. First emphasis should be restoring the government to the seat of government.
Oh, and Pat, that DOT facilities move to Little Egypt, reverse it. Do not do anything to dilute the seat of our government in the Town of Lincoln for the Land of Lincoln.......While I'm at it, your official vehicles should be Lincolns.