- It's a perk that is costing Illinois taxpayers billions of dollars: government-owned cars. You see them all over the road. They either have an 'M' or 'U' on their license plates.
Some lucky government employees even take their cars home or use them for vacation, but as CBS 2 [...] and the Better Government Association uncovered, taxpayers may be the ones being taken for a ride.
If Channel 2 hadn't been lying down on the job for the past 20 years along with the rest of the media, this situation wouldn't have gotten as out-of-control as it's been. Now they can shoot fish in a barrel and claim it's good journalism. Idiots.