It's tough being Chicago's transit authority

OK, that’s a bit of a stretch. But this transit bill has been taking up an inordinate amount of my time at work what with interviewing the governor’s spokesperson, pointing out Blago’s own confusion over the bill, and live-blogging the Illinois House vote. As Yoda would say, tired I am.

Of course, it’s not over. We still don’t know who’s going to end up paying for free rides for seniors (hint: it’s probably you come 2009), whether we’re going to get a capital bill anytime soon and whether there will be blowback when people realize not all seniors will get free rides (only the RTA area and 14 downstate districts).

Barring any other Illinois governmental hijinx, next week I’ll be rolling out my “25 in 12” series of book reviews here.

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