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Thursday, Jan 29, 2009

* I’ll be at the Alamo in Springfield tonight. This is for all of us…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

46 Comments
  1. - porcupine - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:05 pm:

    LOVE IT!


  2. - Arrakisforce - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:05 pm:

    Nice! Alamo sounds good too.

    What time, sir?


  3. - OneMan - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:11 pm:

    Thanks for the coverage Rich and you guys enjoy your evening


  4. - Arrakisforce - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:11 pm:

    Er what time at the Alamo


  5. - Cinho - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:11 pm:

    Beautiful song, lovely in its simplicity. Who is the singer? It’s not clear on my monitor. Have a good time tonight, you deserve it and thanks for all your work.


  6. - fido - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:13 pm:

    golden


  7. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:13 pm:

    What time? Go there now. I’ll be there when I can.


  8. - Jechislo - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:13 pm:

    Rich - how long until Quinn is sworn in? How long can Illinois go without having a Governor?


  9. - prairiestatedem - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:14 pm:

    maybe we can follow it up with a sox park style…Na na na na …hey hey GOODBYE!

    A GREAT DAY FOR THE CONSITUTION AND THE PEOPLE OF ILLINOIS!


  10. - Ann - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:15 pm:

    I just wanted to add my thanks, Rich, for all your incredibly hard work over the last two months. As someone commented earlier, you really do have the best interests of the state at heart. I hope you can go back to that beach for a while now!


  11. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:15 pm:

    You can’t go to the Alamo! There’s a new governor to be sworn in, and I suspect he will be up late tonight issuing executive orders. No rest for the weary Rich.

    I’m not in Springfield, I need to know what’s going on! I’ll be watching illinois.gov to see how quickly they change the web site.


  12. - Big Mac - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:16 pm:

    There is no interim. The Governor is Pat Quinn. He took office when the Chief Justice dropped the gavel.


  13. - sal-says - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:17 pm:

    Sad day; joyous day. Sad for IL; sad for the former gov. & his family; sad watching the security detail leave; he must be very isolated now; but he did bring all this on himself; joyuous if we can only hope for and see better days in IL.


  14. - sal-says - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:18 pm:

    By the way; http://www.illinois.gov/ still wrong.


  15. - Princess - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:19 pm:

    Excellent choose, not what I expected, but excellent. I can’t believe I’m being such a baby right now, the tears are rolling.


  16. - JonShibleyFan - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:19 pm:

    Kudos on the coverage.


  17. - Can't wait - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:22 pm:

    I’m with you Princess…….I’m so happy, I’m crying. Such a relief. It’s been a long time coming.


  18. - Anon - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:23 pm:

    I was hoping for Bon Jovi’s Blaze of Glory!


  19. - Wife of 1 - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:23 pm:

    Cinho - it’s Nina Simone, of course.


  20. - Jechislo - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:25 pm:

    Great job Rich. I’m in Florida and the 1st thing I signed-on to today was your website. I’ve switched back-and-forth between you and ABC Chicago channel 7 and all day. I watched the Senate proceedings live on Channel 7 and read your blog for the inside info. What great coverage you provided!


  21. - Amy - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:27 pm:

    thanks for the work, Rich! tip a few for those of us who are elsewhere but with you in spirit.


  22. - glued - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:33 pm:

    Great job Rich. Could someone going to the Alamo please buy Rich a drink and put it on my credit card. Thanks!


  23. - Rod sez I'm pork - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:37 pm:

    It really is for the better. I feel for his family. Heck, I even feel for him (social service types, you know.) But fundamentally he was incapable of governing and the GA did its duty.


  24. - Rod sez I'm pork - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:39 pm:

    And thank you, Rich for those of us who can’t yet afford to subscribe, your generosity was much appreciated.


  25. - IDOT'er - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:40 pm:

    Somebody please change the (bleep) golden governor’s name on the banner at the state’s website!


  26. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:40 pm:

    Great job Rich and Mike, and everyone else. Thanks for making this the finest news source in Illinois.


  27. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:41 pm:

    Rich,

    I lift my Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss in salute you for your fine job in keeping us informed of the issues and events.

    Salut!


  28. - sal-says - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:46 pm:

    RE: - Rod sez I’m pork - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:39 pm:

    And thank you, Rich for those of us who can’t yet afford to subscribe, your generosity was much appreciated.

    [[[[[[ ABSOLUTELY - GREAT JOB, RICH - THANKS ]]]]]]

    - IDOT’er - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:40 pm:

    Somebody please change the (bleep) golden governor’s name on the banner at the state’s website!

    [[[[[ FORMER gov. goofy must still have friends @ CMS; didn’t take long to change the website when he got the gov. ]]]]]


  29. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:50 pm:

    I imagine that the state employees who have endured these past six years are celebrating. Let them party and then change the website and signs as needed.


  30. - scoot - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:51 pm:

    I must echo what others are saying in comments….great job covering all of this since Dec 9th!


  31. - Lefty Lefty - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:52 pm:

    What “Rod Sez” said! I’d spend my tax break from Obama on it, but I ‘m going to have to use that money when my IL taxes go up.

    I’m at whatever the Alamo is in spirit. What a party that’s going to be.


  32. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:54 pm:

    Watching the new gov on C-SPAN shaking hands with people in the Capitol. Recognized many senators of both parties offering their congrats.


  33. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:57 pm:

    Just looked at Wikipedia and there is an updated bio of Pat Quinn noting his searing in today! Things are moving fast in this electronic age.


  34. - HoBoSkillet - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:59 pm:

    ===Things are moving fast in this electronic age. ===

    Not at illinois.gov apparently… LOL


  35. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 6:06 pm:

    HoBo, depends on who is partying tonight!


  36. - Angry Chicagoan - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 6:11 pm:

    Wish I could be there. Thanks for all the coverage. This site fills what is otherwise a huge void in coverage of state politics.

    So many now feel so relieved that it’s all over.


  37. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 6:30 pm:

    Thanks Rich. Quinn claims he’s headed to the mansion for dinner and he’s got his mom in town, so I guess you can have the rest of the evening off!

    Enjoy! It should be an interesting session.


  38. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 6:42 pm:

    Rich, MM, KFan, — December 9, 2008. How long ago that must seem. Maybe not your Pearl Harbor, but certainly a day that will live in infamy.

    Incredible work these weeks. A great public service.


  39. - iflyrc0 - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 6:56 pm:

    illinois.gov now shows Pat Quinn - how about that…


  40. - Sweet Polly Purebred - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 7:00 pm:

    Rich - Thanks just doesn’t seem to be enough, but Thanks will have to do. Thanks for being the very needed voice of reason. Thanks for putting your life virtually on hold for the last few months to keep the junkies sated. I can’t imagine what this would have been like without you and your marvelous cast of bloggers.

    By the way, the gov’s website has been down at least 15 minutes. Page cannot be found…


  41. - Sweet Polly Purebred - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 7:03 pm:

    iflyrco - Yep, just got in. Didn’t take long….


  42. - one of the 35 - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 7:08 pm:

    On behalf of the 35 he got on his first day in office January 13, 2003, we can only say “Rod,what goes around, comes around! Your imassioned pleas for fairness remind us that you did not care one whit about the hardship you caused real people in state government. You have reaped what you have sowed.”


  43. - Nuance - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 7:13 pm:

    Rich, I am new to your blog and just wanted to echo the thanks and compliments. Great job under touch circumstances!


  44. - Nuance - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 7:14 pm:

    Whoops. I meant tough!


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  46. - Just a Citizen - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 7:56 pm:

    Well done Rich!!! Proud of you.


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