It's that time of year again, when Rockford's Swedish Historical Society presents Midsommar, the traditional Swedish festival which is celebrated worldwide and welcomes the arrival of the summer solstice. This event is such a good time that even people with zero Swedish ancestry (assuming that's even possible in Rockford) flock to it every year.
We haven't had a working budget in the Land of Lincoln for years. We've got pension problems galore, the highest property taxes in the nation, and a pile of overdue bills that would make the strongest desk sag under the weight. So really, could any state be in worse economic shape that we are? In a word: yes.
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