By Walter Jacobson

CHICAGO (CBS) — Any New Year’s resolutions in the works tonight?

How about one by Gov. Quinn and those bandits in the Illinois General Assembly who are now on vacation?

Be it resolved they return to the Assembly, where they haven’t been for two weeks and are not scheduled to be for four more for their $68,000 a year.

Be it resolved they fix up the mess they left when they left, the multi-million-dollar tax break they gave to their buddy Sears, a business that retail experts are saying is a depressing shopping experience, and that Sears itself is saying is so bad it has to close 100 stores or more and lay off –- it won’t say how many — employees.

Now we’re being told all that, now that the governor and his bandits in the Assembly hiked our taxes and gave Sears a tax break, taking away and giving away our money, then taking off on a six-week vacation.

Be it resolved they return to the Assembly and get our money back.