End of March, 2010, Gov Quinn made a public announcement that he was coming to our fair city to take credit for $5 million of taxpayer money to help fund the underfunded PR Museum. Both Dave Koehler and Dave Leitch had ALREADY publicly taken credit for this $5 million.
My question is, now that it is common knowledge the the State of Illinois is bankrupt, can't pay their bills, will Koehler and Leitch accompany Quinn? Or will it be up to Brady to deliver the $5 million check, better be certified, to this tremendously high priority, it must be, our Chamber is only endorsing candidates that voted for this soon to be boondoggle. (I predict 2 years after it opens unless there is more "creative bookkeeping").
Not to worry, you well-meaning? museum priority folks, our Peoria County Administrator says we can take more money than the $41 million guaranteed to the PRM out of the 1/4 cent sales tax and give it to OTHER needy governmental bodies. They in turn can give it back to the museum to maybe help fund operating costs? Or the underfunded endowment? Yes sir, it is right there in Peoria County's new budget for 2011. See "Finance Legislative Committee - P. 1".
Hey, Quinn, Koehler and Leitch, many of us hope that one of you 3 leading spenders in "broke" Illinois is gone by 2011.
You say you aren't broke? then, State of Illinois, pay your damn bills!