“Severe weather abruptly shut down the state Legislature on Friday, forcing lawmakers, lobbyists and others into the Statehouse basement as storm sirens wailed and funnel clouds, hail and heavy rain buffeted the capital city,” the Sun-Times reports.
“House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), Senate President Emil Jones (D-Chicago), Senate Minority Leader Frank Watson (R-Greenville) and Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn were among those in the basement, where the mood was mostly ebullient. At one point, a handful of lawmakers could be heard singing ’99 Bottles of Beer’.”
A) The singing came to a standstill after Jones insisted there were only 98 bottles of beer.
B) Quinn proposed ethics legislation banning lawmakers from taking bottles of beer down from the wall.
C) Madigan pissed off everybody by refusing to pass the bottles around.
D) Gov. Rod Blagojevich rode out the storm from a Wrigley Field suite.