Back in my reporter days, I used to get to run from my office on the 20th floor at Clark and Madison over to the federal building, which was right down the street, to cover big stories like the one that is happening non-stop today.

But I’m not sure there has ever been a story quite this big in recent memory in Illinois government. Not Edgar’s heart surgery. Not even Ryan’s trial or imprisonment. Nothing quite as exciting as the FBI showing up at the sitting governor’s home with handcuffs and arresting him this morning.

I’m glued to the radio, TV and Internet to hear the latest developments. But instead of running around with my little tape recorder and notebook, I’m devouring all of the developments while sipping hot cocoa.

At least I have my newspaper blog to release a little of my reporter-wannabe pent-up tension.

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