Indicted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich managed to sneak in one more key appointment before his own state legislature began to impeach him Friday.
Blago not only has sent Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate despite a forest of opposition, but he also ordered that part of a street in Chicago's northwest suburbs be renamed for Cubs GM Jim Hendry.
Blagojevich, an admitted lifelong Cubs fan who last month was indicted on federal corruption charges, decreed that the part of Northwest Highway which runs through Park Ridge now be called Honorary Jim Hendry Way.
The governor actually gave the order in October, shortly after the Cubs were swept out of the playoffs for the second straight season. Street signs began to appear at intersections Park Ridge, where Hendry lives, in December — the same month in which Blago was indicted.
Oh, and Park Ridge has a "no honorary streets" policy.
So, what did Hendry know and when did he know it? What do the wiretaps tell us?
Hendry told the Chicago Tribune that he's honored but didn't know anything about it until friends informed him they saw street signs bearing his name.
If the Cubs can't win a World Series and the parade that goes along with it, they'll just have to settle for a street where they can parade around any time they want to.