SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Here’s something you don’t see every day

Monday, Oct 1, 2012

* Bad things happen when you hang out with Lindsay Lohan. That’s not in dispute. But a former John Shimkus staffer partying down with Lindsay Lohan is highly unusual

A 25-year-old former aide to Illinois Rep. John Shimkus — who was initially arrested on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in a New York hotel room in an argument over cellphone images — was freed Sunday and his arrest voided when the charge could not be substantiated, law enforcement officials said.

Instead, Christian LaBella of Valley Village, Calif., and Lohan were filing harassment complaints with police against each other after they were interviewed by police about their run-in, law enforcement officials said.

He worked for John Shimkus? The man who believes that climate change is a fiction because the Book of Genesis says so?

I probably wouldn’t be surprised if, say, a Jan Schakowsky staffer was partying with Lilo. But Shimkus? That’s just odd.

How about, just for fun, we make up some other weird celebrity pairings with the Illinois delegation?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


45 Comments
  1. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:45 am:

    Apparently this guy has a thing for being photographed with celebrities. Perform a Google search using his name and you’ll find him posing with Bruce Jenner’s wife and with Paul Ryan.


  2. - CircularFiringSquad - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:46 am:

    Didn’t Shimkus handle the last page scandal cover-up? Seems quite likely to have a Lindsay boy toy…better than Mr. Dreamy, Pizza Bobby, DeadbeatJoe or …..


  3. - OneMan - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:52 am:

    Pat Quinn could not explain why he decided to go visit the Gathering Of The Jugalos this year…

    A Walsh staffer explained his visit to hemp fest being the result of forgetting which Joe Walsh he worked for.


  4. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:53 am:

    Joe Walsh and Joe Walsh


  5. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:54 am:

    Ted Nugent and Bobby Rush

    Lady Gaga and Judy Biggert


  6. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:56 am:

    This whole thing is just bizarre. I still don’t understand the backstory or how the confrontation even happened.


  7. - just sayin' - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:58 am:

    Doesn’t the guy currently work for Shimkus? One of the headlines said “former” but other stories indicate he was still on staff. Not clear though.

    And actually, anyone who is familiar with Shimkus’ operation knows it’s, how should a say this, maybe “fashionable”?


  8. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:58 am:

    “Jack!” Ryan and Tiger Woods …


  9. - ToddAF - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 10:59 am:

    Bill Brady partying with Phish at Bonnaroo

    Clint Eastwood reprising his empty chair bit, only no one notices for 15 minutes that Pat Quinn’s sitting in the chair this time.


  10. - CircularFiringSquad - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:06 am:

    Jason Romney-Plummer &Grandma Mary Matlin


  11. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:08 am:

    Shimkus as the Big Daddy of the twenty-something LA-New York party crowd….

    Dogs and cats sleeping together…..


  12. - John Galt - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:13 am:

    Small point:

    Shimkus did not say he believes that “climate change is fiction.” In fact, in the Politico article you link he’s quoted as saying:

    “Now, do I believe in climate change? In my trip to Greenland, the answer is yes. The climate is changing,” he added. “The question is more about the costs and benefits and trying to spend taxpayer dollars on something that you cannot stop versus the changes that have been occurring forever. That’s the real debate.”

    He believes in climate change. I think he questions whether it’s manmade and/or additionally, whether it’s worth the cost/benefit to our economy to try to reverse the effects.

    But the Bible reference pertains to his belief that the planet will not be DESTROYED by it. Saying that he doesn’t believe in climate change at all because of a Bible referense is not accurate.


  13. - John A Logan - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:14 am:

    Mike Bost and Dr. Phil.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:15 am:

    Lunch ‘em!

    Was that Speaker Mike Madigan having luch with (gasp) the Kardashians?

    To wit: Speaker Madigan LOVES Keeping Up With The Kardashians and invited Kim and he whole family to O’Briens for lunch.

    Upshot: All the Kardashians made the lunch, including Bruce Jenner, who no one recognized from his 1976 Gold Medal triumph.

    Downshot: No Kanye West, and the Speaker brought CDs for the artist to sign.

    Me Thinks the Speaker might be someone who might be a regular on the show after such a first great meeting.

    Also, Ald. Ed Burke and his wife Justice Anne Burke lunched right next to the Speaker and the Kardashians with their good friend Jay Doherty and had a splended time, while dividing Chicago among the three of them.


  15. - cermak_rd - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:15 am:

    Mike Madigan, and, well, anyone.


  16. - John Galt - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:16 am:

    But back to a much more fun topic, odd celebrity pairings:

    Aaron Schock and his doppelganger: Neil Patrick Harris.


  17. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:24 am:

    Ted Nugent and Shiela Simon.


  18. - 10th Indy - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:24 am:

    Sheila Simon and Stacy London


  19. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:25 am:

    PQ cameo on Law and Order with Fred Thompson.


  20. - The Other Anonymous - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:30 am:

    Rahm Emanuel and Jeremy Piven in his Ari Gold character.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:36 am:

    A golfing foursome of:

    Jason Plummer, Dan Rutherford, Tom Cross, and Oswego Willy.

    A “Five Hour” love-fest.


  22. - Siriusly - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:37 am:

    Alec Baldwin (30 Rock executive) playing golf with Kirk Dillard


  23. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:40 am:

    Lisa Madigan, Pat Brady and Dr. Phil …


  24. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:41 am:

    Rahm Emanuel, Dad Ricketts … and Ronny Woo Woo.


  25. - 10th Indy - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:43 am:

    Rahm Emanuel and Cat Deely
    Judy Baar Topinka and Ashton Kutcher
    Joe Walsh and Sean Penn
    Aaron Schock and Kate Gosling


  26. - ZC - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:44 am:

    Donald Manzullo spotted at Ke$ha’s after-party.


  27. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:45 am:

    John Shimkus, Tom Cruise, and Will Ferrell…


  28. - Anon - amiss - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:51 am:

    “Rahm Emanuel, Dad Ricketts … and Ronny Woo Woo”

    After this season are you sure he hasnt changed his name to Ronnie Boo Hoo!?!?!


  29. - mokenavince - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 12:56 pm:

    Ah to be young again.


  30. - IrishPirate - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 1:12 pm:

    Gawd, you just have to hate a blog with an effective moderator removing questionable comments.

    Ok, how this?

    Paul Ryan and Aaron Schock at the opening of a new club for GOP’ers in DC. The name of the Club: Ike’s Place or Reagan’s Redoubt.

    The theme for the night “Dueling Abs” played to the tune of “Dueling Banjos”.

    First Night Sponsors Men’s Health Magazine and the Rush Limbaugh show. Special guest Dick Cheney dressed as Elmer Fudd and carrying a shotgun.


  31. - x ace - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 1:38 pm:

    Willie Nelson and Jim Thompson (1980)
    Willhttp://stillisstillmoving.com/willienelson/willie-nelson-family-to-perform-in-springfield-il-3192011/ie Nelson and Jim Thompson (1980)


  32. - Mark Talley - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 1:53 pm:

    Jim Oberweis and Eva Longoria


  33. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 2:17 pm:

    Jerry Costello and Elvis Costello

    Barbara Flynn Currie and R. Kelly


  34. - Bitterman - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 2:37 pm:

    White Sox and Play Offs


  35. - former state employee - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 2:50 pm:

    Donald Trump and Rod Blago….oh wait, that happened.


  36. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 3:12 pm:

    Sadly this is not a caption contest.


  37. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 3:13 pm:

    Jim Oberweis and Billy Bragg (the milkman of human kindness).


  38. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 3:15 pm:

    Mike Quigley and Tom Selleck.


  39. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 3:17 pm:

    Mark Kirk and Justin Bieber partying at Q-bar Bangkok.


  40. - anon sequitor - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 3:52 pm:

    Hugh Hefner taking cell phone videos of Pat Quinn at Bunny mansion


  41. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 4:27 pm:

    Naomi Jakobsson and James Deen


  42. - just sayin' - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 4:36 pm:

    Jack Roeser and Lady Gaga


  43. - Rich Miller - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 4:44 pm:

    just sayin’ wins.


  44. - wordslinger - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 5:22 pm:

    Jack was just born that way.


  45. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 1, 12 @ 11:28 pm:

    =Mark Kirk and Justin Bieber partying at Q-bar Bangkok.=

    I feel like Chevy Chase’s character in European Vacation where he tries to use a “translator” to figure out what the British guy at the Inn is saying.

    Even urbandictionary has failed me on this one though I think I might have figured out what a “New York-style trance and groove lounge” is and even that sounds…well, somewhat unpleasant.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Slightly redacted
* About that new ad...
* You can't go without an invite
* Beware the reformers
* *** UPDATED x1 - IEA backs Mitchell *** CTU breaks with organized labor on Christian Mitchell race
* AFSCME responds point by point
* Rauner claims he will offer "more compromises" at leaders' meeting
* #FundEIU
* At least our primary is in March
* *** UPDATED x1 - SEIU sends "cease and desist" letter *** Rate the new Dunkin and Schimpf ads
* Question of the day
* Museum to reopen soon, as long as MJM goes along
* "I cannot understand why union members would not love that"
* Poe again opposes McCann in GOP primary
* Behind the HQ PR pops
* If at first you don't succeed...
* Remember this quote
* Everyone failed Laquan McDonald
* He hasn't seen anything like this
* State owes top three medical providers $111 million
* Edgar bucks Rauner, endorses Acklin
* Another clue?
* *** UPDATED x1 - Alleged Kirk meeting "never occurred" *** And you think Rahm has troubles?
* Chaos is a feature, not a bug
* Our elected officials need to tell us: do you support the Chicago Teacher’s Union’s contract rejection?
* 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

  
* Instagram multi-account support finally arrives for Android and iOS apps
* TWRP 3.0 launched, includes new theme, terminal emulator
* Best Android games [2016]
* Use multiple accounts on Instagram with new account switching feature
* Google CEO Sundar Pichai cleans up with massive stock payout
* Instagram Finally Makes It Easy To Use Multiple Accounts
* Huawei, Best Buy, and Newegg join Amazon in selling the GX8

* 7 White Sox who could use a rebound season
* This week in sabermetrics: The screwball, Mark Buehrle, and launch ...
* 2016 Fantasy Player Preview
* ALL TIME SSS POST AND REC TOTALS
* White Sox Minor Leaguer Shearrow suspended
* Spring not far away as truck heads to Arizona
* This week in White Sox: Sun sets on Andre Ethier rumor

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


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

Archives
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
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


* Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal .....
* Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal .....
* Rauner Pitches Reform Agenda During Visit To Wh.....
* Rauner tells Wheeling leaders: 'Texas is kickin.....
* Public Can't Attend Obama's Speech at Illinois .....
* Illinois State Museum could re-open without sta.....
* Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal .....
* Illinois State Museum reaches deal to stay open.....
* Public Can't Attend Obama's Speech at Illinois .....
* Public can't attend Obama's speech at Illinois .....


* Chicago State students, faculty protest budget impasse
* Democrats vying for US Senate talk up experience, background
* Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial again postponed
* Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal to reopen
* Public can't attend Obama's speech at Illinois House
* Report: Police program helped man who prostituted teen
* College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse
* 3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in Rockford
* EXCHANGE: Little Free Library keeps kids reading
* Northern Illinois jail hopes to use wind turbine for power

* Democrats vying for U.S. Senate talk up experience, background
* Illinois State Museum could reopen within weeks if changes approved, DNR director says
* College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds in legislature
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds at Statehouse
* AFSCME reviews legal options in wake of member survey
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds
* Statehouse Insider: Three days until President Obama turns Illinois around
* Gaming Board seeks to revoke license of terminal operator
* Illinois Gaming Board seeks to revoke license of terminal operator

* Five things to know about U of C Medicine's trauma center reversal
* Apollo Education to be taken private in $1.1 billion deal
* Sparton Corp. CEO departs after activist shareholder complaints
* Stock rout worsens as Nasdaq lurches toward bear market
* China can have the Chicago Stock Exchange


* Aldermen defend attempt to clip Inspector General’s wings
* Chance the Rapper to host Beats1 radio show
* Andy Richter to host game show spun off from ’Jimmy Kimmel Live’
* Illinois State Museum can reopen – by charging admission
* ‘Deadpool': With great power comes great irritability
* Celebs spotted around town: S. Epatha Merkerson, Jose Abreu
* Emanuel’s plan to raise smoking age, tobacco taxes snuffed out
* Emanuel’s plan to raise smoking age, tobacco taxes snuffed out
* Rebel Wilson does party hearty in ‘How To Be Single’
* Pfleger: Parking tickets near church might be cop with bone to pick


* Chicago State students, faculty protest Springfield budget standoff
* Plea deal discussed for Waukegan woman accused of killing daughter
* Metra expects BNSF evening rush to be 'moving well' after morning derailment
* Wisconsin police: 9-year-old caught driving intoxicated parents
* Anonymous donors pledge money to try to save Shrine of Christ the King
* Cop: Man in anger management class admits to arson
* Man killed in West Englewood shooting
* 8 days into month, homicides in Chicago nearly equal all of last February
* City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water
* Woman recounts fatal police shooting: 'You hear all the shots. Then it got real quiet'


* Illinois State Museum could reopen within weeks if changes approved, DNR director says
* College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds in legislature
* U.S. Rep. John Shimkus: Come visit Galatia, Mr. President
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds at Statehouse
* AFSCME reviews legal options in wake of member survey
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds
* Our View: U.S. Senate candidates should debate outside Chicago
* Bernard Schoenburg: Poe backs Benton over McCann in 50th
* Austin Berg: Illinois manufacturers need bold action from Springfield


* Updated: menorah vandalized again (w/video)
* Turner on Whitman: 'He loves Illinois'
* 'Not too many great ads' from Super Bowl 50
* Journal Star Photos of the Month: January 2016
* Blizzard Warnings in the upper Midwest
* 02-08-16 Monday Morning Quarterbacks
* PODCAST: Central Illinois Business 2-6-16
* Menorah vandalized again
* Menorah vandalized again (w/video)
* Professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian college


* Stocks fall sharply as banks, tech sector take a beating
* Man critically injured in Palatine crash
* CLC poetry, Shakespeare events on tap
* Antioch seeks market vendors
* Input sought on Lake County housing needs

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Sen. Durbin: Make Criminal Justice System ......
* Durbin joins bipartisan group of senators ......

* Draft bill seeks to improve US military cy......
* US Senators Offer Bill To Speed Electronic......
* Duckworth Blames Kirk for Radicalized Musl......
* Democrats Running For US Senate Seat Spar ......
* 3 Democrats vying for US Senate to face of......

* We get letters.
* Quotes of the weird quiz.
* Tree-mendous Changes At Buena Park Circle
* Joliet Police Department To Get 50 New Tasers
* Jay Travis Gets Endorsements From U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, Aldermen
* Morning Minute: Get ready for tax time with these deductions for homeowners
* CTU Members Rally For A Fair Contract, Against Proposed Budget Cuts (VIDEO)
* Faculty: No-Confidence Vote For Chicago City Colleges Chancellor
* Rauner Asked To Declare 'State Of Emergency' In Chicago, Cook Co. Over Gun Violence
* Chicago Aldermen To Consider $3 Million Settlement Over Police Hiring Lawsuit


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




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