As an Illinois taxpayer, maybe you're aware of something being worked on in Springfield called "The Grand Bargain." As Illinois Policy's Kristina Rasmussen explained to us today on the WROK Morning Show, given the host of financial problems our state has--it's not grand, and it certainly not a bargain for taxpayers.

Does a big tax increase, more borrowing, a bailout of Chicago Public Schools pensions, a "toothless" property tax freeze, and 6 new casinos sound like a bargain to you? Probably not. If you're unfamiliar with the aspects of the Grand Bargain being discussed, check out our interview with Kristina. I found it to be a learning experience: