Instead of going to Chicago to view massive demonstration gathered around world politicians, our family went to Springfield, a place where state politicians had deserted while leader staffers crafted legislation to be presented on a take it or leave it basis during the next two weeks.
The draw was the Old Capitol Art Fair.
But what did I spot on sidewalks around the Old State Capitol?
Take a look.
Not that the economy driven by taxpayer-supported state government cared.