Land of Lincoln Scandal?

There are examples of teacher union officials’ extraordinary power, but this one takes the cake, especially considering the financial woes currently plaguing Illinois.  Jim Dey has the story in News-Gazzette.

Consider the embittered David Piccioli, a consummate insider who worked for Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan for 10 years (1987-97) before going to work as a teacher’s union lobbyist in Springfield.

That came on Jan. 22, 2007, when Piccioli worked as a substitute teacher in the Springfield school district.