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Blago to Leaders: Olive Branch?

By Kevin Robinson in News on Nov 6, 2007 3:30PM

2007_11_seal.gifWith his approval rating on par with President Bush and the state languishing without capital funding, Rod Blagojevich sent a letter (PDF) to the four legislative leaders yesterday, inviting them to a "leaders' meeting" in his office this morning. Referencing the mass transit band-aid issued last week, he urged lawmakers to put aside their differences and work with him to fix infrastructure and transit problems in the state.

Although nobody believes much of anything Blago says anymore, transit officials are hoping for the best. "We'd like to get our attention off of Springfield and back on managing a transit system and providing the best transit service that we can," Steve Schlickman, RTA executive director told CBS2. With a legislative session that is now in its sixth month of overtime and the details of state capital funding still anyone's guess, it's hard to imagine that anything will come out of today's meeting. Except maybe more political retribution.