Illinois’s state lawmakers are busy these days, but not with trying to reform the pension system or improve Springfield’s dismal bond rating. Instead, they’re moving to designate October 2017 as Zombie Preparedness Month.
This may sound like a joke, but it’s (un)deadly serious: A resolution adopted by the state House last month contends that “while a Zombie Apocalypse may never happen, the preparation for such an event is the same as for any natural disaster.” Residents are urged to “create a stockpile of food, water, and other emergency supplies that can last up to 72 hours.” Other items to have on hand in case of marauding zombie hordes: “medications, tools, electronics, sanitation and hygiene, clothing and bedding, important documents, and first aid.”
But what about the state’s fiscal apocalypse, which is not only happening right now but has plunged Illinois into a bona fide financial disaster?
And weep, you blue, blue denizens of The Prairie State.
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