Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration, leading the Midwest in unemployment, and leading the Midwest in pension debt and unpaid bills. So naturally, our representatives in Springfield are talking about bacon and milkweeds.

Seriously. With all the financial "difficulties" Illinois is experiencing, those we've elected to go down there and straighten out the fiscal mess are instead dealing with nearly everything but the mess.

Diana Rickert, VP of Communications for IllinoisPolicy, an independent organization generating public policy solutions aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois, joined the WROK Morning Show this morning to give us all a peek at some of the more unusual legislative "priorities."

You can read more about what's happening here in Illinois by visiting IllinoisPolicy's website. Click here.