Some time ago I posted an item on IL’s wildly unpopular Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who’s been slashing his state’s public history and preservation funds. It wasn’t so much the cuts that bothered me as it was the fact that Blagojevich has allegedly wasted thousands of dollars on needless expenses for his own benefit, while the dedicated folks who keep historic sites going suffered from cutbacks and layoffs.
You can thus imagine my delight when I discovered that Blagojevich has been arrested for corruption. The fact that the feds arrested him at 6:15 in the morning, before he was even dressed, is icing on the cake.
A welcome ray of sunshine for public historians in the Land of Lincoln.