SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Quote of the day

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012

* Gov. Pat Quinn, when asked about state financial help for the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field

“Let’s be serious. We just talked about Medicaid and we have a budget we have to pass, we have to deal with pension stabilization, those issues are far, far higher on the priority list,” Quinn said Thursday.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


16 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 10:47 am:

    True that….


  2. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 10:55 am:

    I support a taxpayer subsidy for a new Wrigley Field, but Quinn is absolutely right. Now isn’t the time. Let’s get the pressing business finished and revisit the Wrigley plan over the summer or in Veto session.


  3. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 10:59 am:

    I agree with Quinn. Priorities in order.


  4. - Anonymous Me - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 11:05 am:

    Wow. That actually makes sense. He must have taken his ritalin this morning.


  5. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 11:40 am:

    Good for Quinn. The Ricketts wanted a puppy, now they have to take care of it.

    The Sox deal is not an excuse. That was and is a horrible deal for taxpayers, subsidizing millionaires who can put up their own money.

    And the Cubs aren’t going anywhere, by the way. No leverage. Let Rahm fund it through his alleged private/public bank.


  6. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 11:43 am:

    OT, but a great response from Peter Roskam when he was asked by Roll Call whether he was embarassed by some of the recent attention paid to Illinois:

    “…It’s a state with a great heritage that just has to live up to that heritage and that potential.”

    You tell ‘em, Peter. Way to go!


  7. - Mouthy - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 12:05 pm:

    Keep Wrigley the way it is and don’t waste any of OUR money on it or tie it in to a world series win. Ether case is fine…and safe.


  8. - mokenavince - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 12:11 pm:

    If the Cubs can pay Zambrano $15 million to play in Maimi they can afford to fix their own park.
    The Sox from what I heard many years ago wanted to pay off their debt, but the powers that be were happy to get the interest on the money.


  9. - The Captain - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 12:28 pm:

    Coffee is for closers and new stadiums are for winners. Wait til next year.


  10. - Irish - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 12:40 pm:

    But now is the time to spend 10 million dollars on cleaning up the Chicago river which has been a sewer for the last several decades and a couple years are going to make a difference.


  11. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 12:41 pm:

    ===which has been a sewer for the last several decade===

    Well, that argues pretty strongly for a cleanup.

    Ricketts Field is a sewer, too, so maybe they could use that angle.


  12. - surge voter - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 1:33 pm:

    Wrigley field is one of the great places in the world. The problem is they want use government resources or tax dollars to make it more like the Boston Red Sox stadium. That’s crazy.


  13. - Edge of the 14th Ward - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 1:41 pm:

    @surge voter: The next time I visit Fenway Park, I’ll be sure to refer to it as “Boston Red Sox Stadium.” :)


  14. - D.P. Gumby - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 2:06 pm:

    Maybe if Rahm puts Breathalizer-lights at every exit and intersection in Wrigleyville he can raise enuf money…


  15. - Freeman - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 2:21 pm:

    The Cubs just spent $20 million buying the McDonald’s across the street from Wrigley.

    But now they want tax dollars for Wrigley? Ummmm… no thank you.

    Quinn is correct.


  16. - Robert - Wednesday, Apr 18, 12 @ 2:34 pm:

    Well said by Quinn. There’s no chance the Cubs leave the state, so I can’t see the logic in giving away any taxpayer dollars to Cubs ownership.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Chicago testing snub could cost state as much as $1.17 billion
* Poll: Emanuel 42, Garcia 18, Fioretti 10, Wilson 7, Walls 2
* Rauner hires experienced hand as legislative director
* Firing up the Democrats' base
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * LG clarifies Snapdragon 810 comments: there was a problem, but it’s fine now
        * Google Search movie results updated, now shows Material Design elements
        * CloudConvert easily converts hundreds of file types on your iPhone and iPad
        * The doom train: Nothing can stop Apple doom
        * Microsoft needs more to save Windows Phone 10
        * Increased Switcher Rate From Android to iPhone Appears Focused Outside the U.S.
        * Xbox One SmartGlass Beta finally gets OneGuide support

        * Transformative Retail vs. Convenience
        * Canada cracks down on zero-rating in two net neutrality rulings
        * Mainichi Teaches You Japanese with Every New Chrome Tab
        * Super Bowl will have 30-mile “no drone zone”
        * IBM wants to protect our food by sequencing its supply chains
        * HBO Tech Executives Leave Ahead of Internet Launch as Network’s Strategy Changes
        * Samsung is making less money from phones, but chip sales are up

        * What else is returning with Gordon Beckham?
        * The unlikely return of Gordon Beckham's unfortunate offseason tradi...
        * Viciedo designated for assignment to open roster spot
        * White Sox reunite with Beckham on one-year deal
        * White Sox reunite with Beckham on one-year deal
        * White Sox sign Gordon Beckham; designate Dayan Viciedo for assignment
        * White Sox reunite with Beckham on one-year deal

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Rauner hires experienced hand as legislative di.....
        * Peoria police department buys 54 body cameras f.....
        * Rauner’s promised changes are coming..
        * Gov. Rauner to continue outlining Illinois chal.....
        * Tucson police arrest man in 2002 homicide cold .....
        * Gov. Rauner to give speech outlining Illinois c.....
        * AZ pediatrician angry over cancer-fighting daug.....
        * Kentucky may be model for Rauner union push..
        * Missouri man charged with felony after alleged .....
        * Police: Man arrested for dragging officer with .....


        * Gov. Rauner to give speech outlining Illinois challenges
        * Will County settles lawsuit with wrongly accused officer
        * Former SIU-Edwardsville worker accused of lying during probe
        * Man found guilty of murder in 2013 shooting at gas station
        * 2 plead guilty to criminal neglect of Edwardsville woman
        * Trial opens for 2 accused of desecrating Illinois cemetery
        * Report: Illinois marijuana market could reach $36M in 2016
        * Gov. Rauner among nation's top donors in 2014 elections
        * Brothers accused of digging up graves, dumping remains
        * Police reform bills spurred by recent deaths, racial unrest

        * Springfield gaming terminal up 46 percent in 2014; revenue hits $1M
        * Springfield gaming terminals up 46 percent in 2014; revenue hits $1M
        * Rauner among nation's top donors in 2014 elections
        * Lawmaker proposes bill to ban convicted terrorists from teaching
        * Police reform bills spurred by recent deaths, racial unrest
        * State's tax revenue from video gambling more than doubles
        * Report: Illinois marijuana market could reach $36M in 2016
        * Rauner: 'Right to work zones' are first-year priority
        * Rauner previews 'right to work zones' as first-year priority
        * Judge grants extension in Illinois prison crowding case

        * Emerging markets help Abbott beat estimates
        * The audience isn't the only thing that'll be high when the Dead come to town
        * Google Glass is still good for this one thing
        * A Curtis Mayfield tribute, an African-American 'Godot' and more
        * McD's cuts more than 100 HQ jobs—and there may be more to come


          * Chicago Public Library will offer 3 locations for WiFi lending program
          * Critics boo as College of DuPage board reaffirms president's buyout
          * $12 million rehab ahead for Union Station
          * Woman who rescued wayward bus haunted by experience
          * Ald. Michele Smith's $72,000 side job is a campaign issue in Lincoln Park
          * 2 killed, 1 wounded in separate shootings
          * Pilsen man charged with identify theft
          * Judge fines, sanctions longtime Harvey comptroller
          * Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift
          * Man dies 2 days after Little Village shooting


          * Rauner High On List of "Sugar Daddies Of State Politics"
          * Graying Illinois
          * Let's Talk Kids - "Reading To Babies"
          * House Rules Break Bipartisanship
          * "This I Believe" Essay Contest Deadline Is Jan. 29
          * Cervical Cancer Awareness
          * What's Up With Chatham's Water?
          * New Chair Sworn In At ISBE
          * Rauner Raises Unions' Ire With Plan For Right-To-Work Zones
          * Rauner Raises Unions' Ire With Right-To-Work Plan


          * Our View: Dawdling on medical marijuana extends suffering for Illinois' severely ill
          * Stanford Levin: Nuclear power plant closures could hurt Illinois consumers
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Kaitschuk leaves pork producers to join Rauner team
          * Eugene Robinson: Hillary stands alone
          * Quote of the Day: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
          * Springfield gaming terminal up 46 percent in 2014; revenue hits $1M
          * Rauner among nation's top donors in 2014 elections
          * Lawmaker proposes bill to ban convicted terrorists from teaching
          * Police reform bills spurred by recent deaths, racial unrest
          * State's tax revenue from video gambling more than doubles


          * Ferguson-inspired bill introduced in Springfield
          * Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation to host health insurance enrollment event
          * Carbondale agencies unsure about city funding
          * Daily business briefing: Falling energy prices forces Shell to cut spending
          * Nickel 90th
          * Morthland College acquires land for athletic field
          * Congressman Rodney Davis 1/29/2015
          * Investigators trying to determine cause of Belleville house fire
          * Falling temperatures, windy on Thursday ; snow likely this weekend
          * Entertainment listings, Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2015


          * Crash closes Roosevelt Road at Fabyan Parkway in West Chicago
          * Abbott beats 4Q profit forecasts
          * Mike North video: Score prediction for Super Bowl
          * Gov. Rauner to give speech outlining Illinois challenges
          * St. Louis police review board hearing cut short over scuffle

          * Democrats Court Ex-Congressman for Rematch
          * MLK Breakfast draws large crowd
          * Faces of Inequality in Congress: Represent...
          * House Debate on the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
          * U.S. reps from suburbs sound off on Obama'...
          * NRCC already attacking Simon
          * Pro-Amnesty House Republican To Deliver Sp...
          * Former congressman, Northwestern alum Schn...
          * HRC: Meet the new "Faces of Inequality" in...
          * House Votes to Defund Obama’s Immigration ...

          * A single food inspection agency: Will it m......
          * Sen. Durbin Praises McConnell’s Leadership......
          * Keystone Pipeline Vote Results Live Stream......
          * Just What We Need: Federal Food Supercops!...
          * Just What We Need: Federal Food Supercops !...

          * Sen. Pat Toomey to Propose Stricter Sancti......
          * Kirk-Menendez re-introduce bill for Iran s......

          * The Chambers Report: A Death In The Beachwood Family
          * Ernie Banks Was Not A Wind-Up Toy Part 2
          * Greeks and bullies.
          * New Rahm TV ad. “I can buy your wife and children.”
          * The Legacy Of Ernie Banks
          * Local Book Notes: Corrupt Illinois & A South Side Bard
          * Illinois Tea Parties acclaimed for electing Bruce Rauner governor
          * Illinois Watchdog Radio - Live on IR
          * Black World Cinema program for February
          * Study: Top 1 Percent Of Earners In Illinois Captured 97% Of Post-Recession Income Gains


          * Governor announces latest round of agency appointments
          * Rauner announces “Turnaround Team” - Stellar team to help turn Illinois around
          * Commerce Department to Review Proposals for Enterprise Zones - Program Promotes Job Growth in Communities Across the State
          * Governor Rauner signs Executive Order for Minority and Veteran Empowerment
          * Governor Rauner Announces Second Round of Appointments




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller