Not Buying Illinois Complaint, Yet

The state of Illinois will have to take a different tack per US Dist. Court Judge Jeanne Scott, who ruled Tuesday that the state had no grief with a recommendation by the BRAC commission to move the F-16s flown by the Air National Guard’s 183rd Fighter Wing at Springfield to Fort Wayne, Ind. Why? Because the commission’s decision really isn’t final—not until the President and Congress sign off. The commission turns over its “final” recommendations to President Bush Thursday.