Delta -- If you live in Illinois, you know exactly how the public sector unions and their crony politicians have bankrupted the state. The Illinois pols (both Democrat and Republican) have allowed unionization of government employees in order to maintain patronage armies. They provide outrageous salaries, benefits and pensions to government union workers as most of these workers are family members, other relatives, friends and contributors. In return, these union members deliver their votes and campaign contributions to their benefactors. The rest of us pay the bill. If and when Republicans start to show some strength in certain parts of the state, you can count on redistricting to chop up these areas.