Under a court-imposed mandate to pass a Concealed Carry law for the state, what does the legislature do? Why they pass a law sanctifying gay marriage! Yep. that’s Illinois. Business as usual.
But things would be soooooooooo much better in this country if the Illinois state legislature was allowed to pick our Senators for us. Mike Madigan would politely consult of all the General Assembly for their input and appoint a couple of John Calhoun/Henry Clay/Daniel Webster type "statesmen", once that power was given to him. Then our U.S. Senate would become a body of esteemed thoughtful leaders, and revert back to the way it was in 1789.
The anti-17th amendment freepers have assured me of this, and explained anyone who believes otherwise is an idiot.