SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
They got me

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014

* So, Greg Baise at the Illinois Manufacturers Association e-mailed today saying I should congratulate Mark Denzler when I see him next. Attached to the e-mail was a press release. The headline…

Illinois Chamber Announces Mark Denzler as New Head of Government Affairs

Wow. Interesting move, I thought. I thought Denzler was next in line after Baise finally decided to retire after 75 years at the IMA, or whatever it’s been.

* The text…

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce incoming CEO Todd C. Maisch has chosen Mark Denzler to take over the reigns of government affairs at the Chamber and serve as his number two.

I actually texted someone at that point that there could be a big job opening in town.

* But then there were the quotes, like this one from Ray Drake, the Chamber’s board chairman…

Denzler currently serves as VP & COO of the Illinois Manufacturers Association. He will have to broaden his horizons and step up his lobbying game to meet the high government affairs standards of the Illinois Chamber. Incoming CEO Todd Maisch is confident that under his mentorship Denzler will soon grow into the role. I hope that Mr. Maisch is correct. This is a huge gamble from the perspective of the Chamber Board.

* From Todd Maisch, the Chamber’s incoming CEO…

“I see Mark as someone I can mold and grow into a truly great business advocate. For the past decade Mr. Denzler has proven himself to be fairly competent in manufacturing related issues. I hope this move to represent the broader business community will not be too overwhelming for him.”

* From Baise…

“Denzler has served me well as an assistant. Mr. Maisch is lucky to find someone whom he can mold in his image. I congratulate both gentlemen on the opportunities that lay ahead for them.”

Your favorite April Fools Day pranks?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


17 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 12:35 pm:

    My kids would always call me at work pretending to be from the Brookfield Zoo and tell me it was time to return to the Monkey House.

    When they were real little, they’d do it about ten times a day and laugh themselves silly every time.

    Now they just call for money and it’s no joke.


  2. - Funny - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 12:37 pm:

    Kraig Lounsberry and Rob Karr pulled off a classic!!!!!!!


  3. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 12:39 pm:

    WXRT did a day-long gag about CDs becoming corroded and unplayable over time, based on a report on Businessweek. Apparently, something in the manufacturing process caused the discs to break down and thua CDs wouldn’t last more than about 10 years. Not coincidentally, this must have been in the mid-1990s when the oldest CDs were about 10 years old.

    Sure enough, every now and then during the day, the music skipped or stopped mid-song and the DJ had to come on and apologize for the problem and play another song. Lin Brehmer broke the news in the morning, Terri Hemmert was in tears because she thought she’d lose all of her rare Beatles CDs. Frank E. Lee said he was leaving work early so he could race home and make copies of his collection.

    It was really well done. They totally got me. I didn’t realize it was an April Fool’s gag until a week or so later when I was searching for the original Businessweek article to show a friend who didn’t believe me.


  4. - Jaded - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    Sid Finch Sports Illustrated 1985. As a teenager I bought it hook line and sinker.


  5. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 12:47 pm:

    Sid Finch was brilliant.

    And I assume that using “reigns” when they meant “reins” was part of the joke?


  6. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    Jaded, the guy who posed for the photos as Sid Finch lives in my Oak Park neighborhood. He used to hang at the old Candlelight in DeKalb when he went to NIU.

    You bought a barefoot pitcher from Tibet with a 168 mph fastball? Okay.


  7. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    I thought the Rauner farmer release was the best April Fool’s joke


  8. - 32nd Ward Roscoe Village - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 1:05 pm:

    Yes, I know this is a political site, but for those us who have other interests as well, here are a couple from this year:

    For film and food lovers:
    http://skyfullofbacon.com/blog/?p=5191

    For silent film lovers:
    http://nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17315


  9. - Jaded - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 1:06 pm:

    ==You bought a barefoot pitcher from Tibet with a 168 mph fastball?==

    Yep. It was in sports illustrated and I was 15.

    But hey, at least I didn’t fall for that whole “Hope and change” thing, so I got that going for me.


  10. - Northsider - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 1:45 pm:

    Sidd Finch and the BBC’s Spaghetti Harvest story are 1 and 1a, but the Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn had a good one today: http://www.innisandgunn.com/keep-discovering/blog/were-launching-original-in-wooden-bottles


  11. - So what? - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 2:30 pm:

    Today’s front page of the K3 Daily Journal isn’t the best but the gullible will believe it. It is about the pathetic interchange design and it winning an award.


  12. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    I enjoy many of those created by Google and Youtube, this one was from last year:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H542nLTTbu0

    What’s funny is some other things google “fools” you with they may actually be working on.


  13. - that guy - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 3:11 pm:

    Lounsberry is the king. Well done.


  14. - G'Kar - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 4:45 pm:

    Finch and the Spaghetti Harvest are two of my favorites. I also like this one today from Visit Scotland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGGf-u1VU7c


  15. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 5:03 pm:

    The Spaghetti Harvest was incredible.


  16. - Louis Howe - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 6:11 pm:

    Greg Baise….From young Jacksonville Alderman to Big Jim’s dog walker to Director of IDOT. Baise has made a career out of making the most out of very little.


  17. - RNUG - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 9:19 pm:

    Best April Fool’s joke that wasn’t a joke -

    Years ago my wife got a call from her sister on April 1 to announce the sister had just gotten married. My wife refused to believe it, thinking it was a joke. It wasn’t; her sister and husband just celebrated a whole bunch of years together today.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* A missed revenue opportunity
* Caption contest!
* Union-sponsored poll shows support for labor agenda
* A good way and a bad way
* The next target
* Question of the day
* Sam Zell quadruples wife's contribution
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Fundraiser/event list (Use last week's password)
* Cleaning up part of the CoD mess
* Today's number: $42,000
* Anti Israeli boycott bill moves to the House
* Out of state biz journalists peeved at Rauner
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Your daily "right to work" roundup
* Redistricting effort to reboot this week
* Having it both ways
* Why isn't Speaker Madigan voting on bills?
* 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

          
        * Apple Boasts Over 3,500 Apple Watch Apps Already Available
        * MCX Member Best Buy Begins Accepting Apple Pay in App, In-Store Support Coming
        * Apple ‘Working Hard’ To Catch Up With Apple Watch Demand
        * App Store Sees Record Performance in Q2 2015 With 29% Increase in Revenue Year Over Year
        * Nitro Nation Stories is a ‘must try’ for drag racing fans
        * The Apple Watch problems should come as no surprise to anyone
        * Apple's killer Q2: 61.2 million iPhones sold, $13.6 billion in profit

        * Apple Pay Coming to Best Buy Stores as Retailer Breaks Ranks From Walmart-Led Rival
        * iPhone Meets Its Sibling (Comic)
        * In Wake of Earthquake, Wireless Carriers Offer Free Calls to Nepal
        * Can I Be Overweight and Still Healthy?
        * Microsoft Loses First Round In Patent Infringement Suit Filed By InterDigital
        * Deadspin How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN’s “Black Grantland” | Gizmodo Google Attempts to Fight
        * Apple Reports Strong Second Quarter, Buoyed by iPhone 6 Sales

        * Stuck Together, Torn Apart - A Baltimore Orioles preview
        * Podcast: White Sox Fighting Back
        * White Sox Minor League Update: April 26 - May 2
        * Sox grab lead with five-run sixth, then hold off Royals
        * Melky's leaping grab at wall helps Sox edge Royals
        * Robertson earns win, save in odd day for reliever
        * With two wins in one day, Sox feel they're turning corner

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * Sam Zell donates $4 million to Gov. Rauner..
        * Zell gives $4 million to Rauner's pro-business PAC..
        * Legislators on Budget Cuts..
        * Sam Zell gives $4 million to Rauner-allied supe.....
        * Why isn’t Speaker Madigan voting on bills?..
        * Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrat.....
        * 31st St., Lincoln Ave. Bus Advocates Hope To Ma.....
        * Suburban Chicago mayors protest proposed budget.....
        * Billionaire Sam Zell gives $4M to Rauner's poli.....
        * Illinois budget cuts to affect students, sickle.....


        * US court upholds Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban
        * Report: Treasurer intern, scholarship program need fixing
        * Man shot by housing authority police office had been barred
        * University of Chicago Medical Center nurses set to strike
        * Suburban Chicago mayors protest proposed budget cuts
        * WIU football player to be bone marrow donor for infant
        * Illinois budget cuts to affect students, sickle cell center
        * New central Illinois elementary school has 10 safe rooms
        * Madigan continues push for campus sex assault protection
        * Sam Zell gives $4M to Illinois Gov. Rauner's political fund

        * Frerichs to scale back internship program after audit of treasurer's office
        * Suburban Chicago mayors protest proposed budget cuts
        * Illinois budget cuts to affect students, sickle cell center
        * Billionaire Sam Zell gives $4M to Rauner's political fund
        * Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary
        * Crib bumper bills bump heads in General Assembly
        * New state school superintendent says funding fix could take years
        * Statehouse Insider: Rauner's story of unions stifling innovation "sounds like pure fiction," union says
        * New schools chief says funding fix could take years
        * State budget fix includes $106M in Medicaid cuts

        * University of Chicago Medical Center nurses set to strike
        * Obscure federal agency with a lot of dough comes calling in Chicago
        * Boeing CEO: Losing Ex-Im Bank could cost U.S. manufacturing jobs
        * Paul Johnson, bank builder and bon vivant, dies at 83
        * Zell gives $4 million to Rauner's pro-business PAC


          * North Shore Rep. Dold wants congressional oversight of Iran deal
          * Plea deal on the table in 2-year-old's death
          * Lure of $20,000 reward led to charges in cop killing, defense says
          * Two wounded in West Pullman neighborhood shooting
          * Judge shortage delays ex-Highwood fire official's theft trial
          * Police: Girl, 12, bitten by pit bull on Northwest Side
          * Woodstock dad charged after baby found to have skull fracture: police
          * Ex-WTHS band booster treasurer pleads guilty to stealing $26,000
          * Police: Knife-wielding man tried to rob Rogers Park eatery
          * Cops: Woman accused of burglarizing Roscoe Village school


          * Red light camera ban passes House
          * Method factory opens in Pullman
          * More than 1,000 local nurses plan a strike
          * Changes in taxi industry leave cab owners underwater
          * More than 3,700 dead in Nepal as earthquake's toll rises
          * Trial to begin in 2010 slayings of Chicago officer, official
          * Illinois prisons chief says union contracts causing problems
          * Sheriff Dart to investigate unlicensed rehab centers
          * Large provider of Chicago mental health services, C4, is closing
          * After detective’s acquittal in fatal shooting, prosecutors face criticism


          * Frerichs to scale back internship program after audit of treasurer's office
          * Marc Levine: Rauner has the solution for Illinois' pension problem
          * Suburban Chicago mayors protest proposed budget cuts
          * Illinois budget cuts to affect students, sickle cell center
          * Billionaire Sam Zell gives $4M to Rauner's political fund
          * Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary
          * Crib bumper bills bump heads in General Assembly
          * New state school superintendent says funding fix could take years
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Downstate representation gone from Illinois Commerce Commission
          * Statehouse Insider: Rauner's story of unions stifling innovation "sounds like pure fiction," union says


          * Granite City man to serve eight years for drug-induced homicide
          * Three arrested in Murrayville meth bust
          * Recruiting picks up for Illini
          * Man accused in Monticello woman's murder may OK plea deal
          * Workers Memorial Day service honors employees injured or killed
          * Who's in the news? Bill DeVrieze
          * Prosecutor: 2 exams found James Holmes to be sane
          * Christopher mourns former police chief
          * 3 suspected of stealing boat, truck, trailer caught near Rock River
          * Woman unfit for trial a second time in bomb threat case


          * Attorney: Johnsburg 2002 murder case built on ‘house of cards'
          * Softball: Top 20 rankings
          * Baseball: Top 20 rankings
          * South Elgin's Smith commits to Central Michigan
          * Antioch's Ori will be Augustana's gain

          * LIVE: Biden speaks on supporting survivors
          * Biden addresses male role in ending sexual...
          * Biden's visit, tennis tournament, marathon...
          * Tom Kacich: Gill making his fifth run -- a...
          * Davis: Improvement needed in Springfield V...
          * I-90 Corridor STEM Forum focuses on growin...
          * Kirk Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Arm...
          * Waterford Racing Club one-two at local league
          * Marine Veteran Hauled Before Union Board a...
          * Bustos leads bipartisan, bicameral plan to...

          * GOP senator: It’s time for 'Supreme Court TV'...
          * Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay fo......
          * For-Profit College Closure Could Cost Taxp......
          * Corinthian’s collapse heightens calls for ......

          * Sen. Kirk Pushes For Funds To Help Ground ......
          * Daily Kickoff: Rand to meet with Jewish le......

          * Gay Caucus To Form On Chicago City Council
          * Chicago Council Committee To Discuss Rauner's Proposed Right-To-Work Zones
          * Illinois Legislation Could Guarantee An Equal Voice For Crime Victims
          * Major Chicago Mental Health Service Provider To Close
          * New Charter, Alternative School Proposals Submitted To CPS
          * GOP-Backed Bill Introduced To Address Illinois Political Hiring
          * High rises’ high costs, part 2: Land-efficient, but not floorspace-efficient
          * Man buys $140 in Roses from subway vendor in touching video
          * Billionaire Sam Zell buys into Rauner's Turnaround agenda
          * Arn: Hillary's Coronation Will Be Ruined, Again


          * Illinois EPA and Boy Scouts of America Partner for Annual 20-Mile Lincoln Trail Hike - Lincoln Pilgrimage honors Abraham Lincoln’s 20-mile trek; Scouts pick-up litter along the scenic trail
          * IDPH Moves to Eliminate Meningococcal Meningitis - New Vaccination Requirements for Adolescents
          * YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! kicks off statewide as preparations begin for new server training law
          * Emergency Management Officials Launch Weather Alert Radio Contest - ‘Weather Alert Radios Save Lives’ contest promotes awareness; 100 radios to be awarded
          * IDOT Launches Statewide Listening Tour to Discuss Illinois Infrastructure Needs, Priorities





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