The first order of post-holiday business dealt with by the Illinois House was drafting the articles of impeachment for Rod Blagojevich, former governor turned professional talk show guest.
The morning that the House reconvened, there was an incident on a commuter train bound for the city. Reports of a man with a gun lead to an unscheduled stop highlighted by a visit from the SWAT team. Passengers returning home that night on the same line encountered delays thanks to derailment of an Amtrak train.
Freud once observed, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." Let's hope that this isn't an omen for Governor Quinn.