state legislative politics, your word is supposed to be your bond,
but that doesn't always happen. Illinois legislators will often
tell one person one thing and tell another something completely
different. Rank-and-file legislators aren't completely trustworthy.
leaders, on the other hand, are supposed to be different,
particularly when it comes to promises they make to each other. The
Senate president, House speaker, and the two minority leaders share a
historic bond that is never breached.