I'm putting this here, rather than on Facebook, because I have theater friends I don't want to offend.
It seems Governor Giveaway just couldn't contain himself during his Lame Duck period and decided to give Chicago Children's Theatre $5 million in state funds to renovate a former police station into a new, permanent theater space.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love and support the arts. But what I do not and cannot support is the Governor throwing $5 million dollars of state money at a not-for-profit that does a pretty damned great job of fundraising on their own when the state can't fund our freaking state pensions and can't pay our bills.
Pat Quinn is probably a very nice person on a personal basis, but he makes terrible financial decisions and is a horrible governor. I can't wait for him to go.