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Monday, Dec 10, 2012

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Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton on Sunday continued his push for legislation that would give a special driver’s license to illegal immigrants.

Cullerton told congregants at a packed Spanish-language service at St. Pius V Church in Pilsen that though the bill sailed through the Senate, he would need their help to get it through the House.

“The reason why we need to pass this legislation is not just so that illegal immigrants can drive, but also so that everyone will be safe,” said Cullerton, whose talk was translated into Spanish. “I hope you can continue to encourage your legislators in the House of Representatives to vote for the bill.”

Under the measure, an estimated 250,000 illegal immigrants would be eligible for three-year renewable driver’s licenses. The special licenses would require drivers to pass vision, written and road tests. It could not be used as an official form of identification.

* Cullerton photo…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:19 pm:

    “And now some prayers for some in the congregation today.

    Pray for my son, who is not feeling well…

    Pray for safe travels for my parents, coming to America for the first time …

    Pray that Christine Radogno continues to lead the Senate Republicans for a long time …

    Pray for …”

  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:25 pm:

    President Cullerton, in silent prayer:

    “Hello, It’s John. I asked you, a long time ago, to be the Illinois Senate President. It came to Pass. I ask you to give Pat Quinn victory against Bill Brady. That too came to be. Then, after drawing that Map, and outworking the GOP again, I asked for you to make sure Christine Radogno retains her spot as Minority Leader, and that came to be. One more question …when is that other shoe going to drop? …Oh, and Amen.”

  3. - Gabby - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:27 pm:

    I travel in the Beardstown area frequently, where there are a lot of immigrants driving. Just because they pass a driver’s test doesn’t mean they are safe drivers. They need to arrest and deport illegals instead of encouraging them. This didn’t work in New Mexico, so why would it work here?

  4. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:27 pm:

    “Man I just cannot get this song out of my head…Maria Maria…She reminds me of a west side story
    Growing up in Spanish Harlem ….Played by Carlos Santana.

    Man that Santana can play a mean guitar…”

  5. - Gabby - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:28 pm:

    Oops! I just noticed this is a caption contest! Sorry!

  6. - just sayin' - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:31 pm:

    Red rover, red rover, send all undocumented immigrants on over [to Illinois].

  7. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:41 pm:

    “Let us pray …

    Dear Lord, Section 4, letter B, That pursuant to …”

  8. - Wensicia - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:45 pm:

    Cullerton: “We answer to a higher authority - the DMV. Let us pray…”

  9. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:45 pm:

    …and dear Lord, I pray that the only heat my caucus is packing is the passion to do good for the people of Illinois.

    Oh, and while we’re talking if you haven’t covered it already a Notre Dame win against those crackers would be great, too.

    I think I’m good now. “

  10. - Give Me A Break - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:46 pm:

    President Cullerton beseeches the Lord for help in getting the Capitol Architect to expand Dem. sitting in Senate Chamber due to recent events.

  11. - amalia - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:55 pm:

    Senator Cullerton’s unique celebration of Hanukkah, dancing the horah.

  12. - 47th Ward - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 1:55 pm:

    DeLeo says giving them drivers licenses is a slam dunk. Now I’m stuck here holding hands in church and he’s watching the game somewhere or out buying a new car. Well, things could be worse, like if somebody gets a photo of this to Miller.

    Dear Lord, please don’t make me the victim of a caption contest.

  13. - Norseman - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 2:04 pm:

    Senate President relaxes during this year’s “London Bridges Falling Down” tournament.

  14. - Oh Yeah - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 2:04 pm:

    Lord? This is John. Please, please, please don’t let this congregation tar-and-feather me for having used the non-PC phrase “illegal immigrants” in front of them.

  15. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 2:08 pm:

    In silent prayer, President Cullerton states his intentions…

    “Thank you for immigrants. They are what make this country great…

    And thank you for this controversy for us to overcome …

    And thank you for allowing those who disagree be so loud. ..

    And thank you for ‘litmus tests’ and ‘purity’, it has helps alot…

    And thank you for Jim Oberweis…and …

    Dear Lord, finally, thank you for Twitter …

    Thank you for my new Friend @SenatorMcCarter, or as we now call him the ‘Holy Tweeter’…

    Please keep Twitter working, now and forever, Amen.”

  16. - County Mountie - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 2:13 pm:

    Man, what I wouldn’t give for Our Lady of Guadalupe to scratch my nose right now.

  17. - Cincinnatus - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 2:17 pm:

    John Cullerton - Gangnam Style

  18. - Louis G. Atsaves - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 2:22 pm:

    Greek dancing breaks out in Latino Catholic Church featuring Senate President Cullerton!

  19. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 2:26 pm:

    Senate President Cullerton seeks a solution to the state’s overdue bills and pension problems using the only means remaining.

  20. - Bemused - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 2:53 pm:

    We now pray to the patron saint of feel good legislation.

  21. - olddog - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 4:23 pm:

    @ gabby at 1:27 pm

    How do you know which of the unsafe drivers you see in Beardstown were immigrants? Did you stop them and ask them?

  22. - railrat - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 6:11 pm:

    where’s Sandoval

  23. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 6:19 pm:

    We give thanks for this Supermajority.

  24. - RightGirl - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 6:26 pm:

    Oh, my…Cullterton find a day his Catholicism is cool.

  25. - just asking - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 6:27 pm:

    Could Quinn lose in a primary?

  26. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 7:25 pm:

    Oh heavenly father, we ask that you would relieve Senator Dan Duffy of his accursed red light camera ticket. He knoweth not why he turned right on red without coming to a complete stop.

  27. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 7:26 pm:

    That’s actually a pic of what a Senate Dem caucus meeting looks like.

  28. - Hard To Believe - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 7:35 pm:

    Cullerton: Lord, protect those naive Republicans that backed my Hispanic political play and publicly supported SB 957. Ahhh, on second thought Lord, don’t worry about em. I got what I wanted. Besides, they won’t be in Springfield any longer after they come up for re-election.

  29. - Jack Straw from Wichita - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 8:43 pm:

    Jake Cullerton: The band? The BAND.

    Reverend Mike Madigan: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?

    Jake Cullerton: THE BAND!

    Reverend Mike Madigan: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?

    Elwood Quinn: What light?

    Reverend Mike Madigan: HAVE YOU SEEEEN THE LIGHT?


  30. - Du Jour - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 10:00 pm:

    Well. I guess that’s one way to keep a politician’s hand out of your pocket.

  31. - Joe Schmoe - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 10:33 pm:

    I gota do all of this, and none of them can vote!

  32. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 10:46 pm:

    ==That’s actually a pic of what a Senate Dem caucus meeting looks like. ==

    Actually, I think its a picture of the joint House-Senate Dem Caucus when The Speaker enters the room.

  33. - wordslinger - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 11:22 pm:

    This JC will bear no Cross — he doesn’t have to.

  34. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Dec 11, 12 @ 1:51 am:

    Boone’s: “She fell in love in East L.A. to the sound of the guitar played by Carlos Santana.”

    Not a bad way to fall in love. Not a bad way at all.

  35. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 11, 12 @ 6:43 am:

    ===- wordslinger - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 11:22 pm:

    This JC will bear no Cross — he doesn’t have to.


  36. - Surprised - Tuesday, Dec 11, 12 @ 8:09 am:


  37. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Dec 11, 12 @ 8:16 am:

    word for the win.

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