In a move so emblematic of this state's government it makes my eye twitch, the Illinois Lottery bought newspaper ads to thank its players and apologize for its inability to pay its big prizes until the budget crisis is resolved in Springfield.
On behalf of the newspaper industry, let me say thank you to lottery officials.
On behalf of people who live and work in Illinois, however, let me say I can't say what I want to say because there may be young children around who should learn this sort of language from their own irate parents.
Deep breath. Exhale.
Spending money to say you're sorry you don't have access to your prize money? The...