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Monday, Jul 30, 2012

* The setup

The faithful in western Illinois are heeding Gov. Pat Quinn’s request to pray for rain as the state suffers drought conditions.

Quincy-area residents gathered Sunday evening for a “Pray for Rain” event. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that several religious organizations participated in the half-hour prayer service in a local park. The Rev. Patrick Smith of St. John’s Anglican Parish said it was an opportunity to “collectively ask God to do something that he can do.”

* The Question: What else should Illinoisans pray for?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

29 Comments
  1. - Cincinnatus - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:05 pm:

    4.0% unemployment.


  2. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:06 pm:

    A perennially rising real estate market helps with a lot of problems.


  3. - Plutocrat03 - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:08 pm:

    As most zombies…..brains


  4. - OneMan - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:11 pm:

    Competence in governance at all levels….


  5. - Wensicia - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:22 pm:

    Pray for the end of partisan bickering. I know, a hopeless wish…


  6. - One of the 35 - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:23 pm:

    Statesman, as opposed to politicians.


  7. - Ready To Get Out - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:25 pm:

    1. Effective legislators that understand compromise.
    2. Effective leaders that understand there are more than four legislators.


  8. - Rufus - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:33 pm:

    An end to a corrupt Illinois government.


  9. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:40 pm:

    Competent leadership.


  10. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:43 pm:

    less gunfire on the streets of Chicago


  11. - G'Kar - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 1:47 pm:

    A pot of gold worth about $80 billion to put into the pension fund.


  12. - Northsider - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:02 pm:

    Sanity.

    P.S. G’Kar @ 1:47: From your lips to G’Quan’s ears!


  13. - mokenavince - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:09 pm:

    Stop the bickering lets do whats good for the people of Illinois.

    And let’s hope for rain.


  14. - RNUG - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:15 pm:

    Honest government

    The federal mint’s printing press


  15. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:23 pm:

    That the Cubs realize their fan base is west of the city and moves.

    Sorry, there’s a night game between me and home today. I get testy about those.

    Also, fully funded government pensions.


  16. - Jimmy - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:28 pm:

    The Cubs


  17. - Deep South - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:39 pm:

    People have been praying for the Cubs for more than 100 years.

    If we get the rain and the Cubs don’t win the division…well, you get my drift.


  18. - MrJM - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:41 pm:

    What else should Illinoisans pray for?

    “Words of Knowledge” sound cool: http://jleman.com/2011/08/growing-in-words-of-knowledge/

    – MrJM


  19. - Northsider - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:44 pm:

    Cheryl44 @ 2:23: Ah, so that explains the “L” trains on game days that are packed from the moment the doors close at Howard Street! Seriously, please explain how the Cubs’ fan base is west of the city?


  20. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 2:58 pm:

    @Northsider Obviously they drive into the city and take the L. Have you seen what they charge for parking around the ballpark?


  21. - Northsider - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 3:55 pm:

    Cheryl44 @ 2:58: Sure, some do (though they’re nuts to drive all the way in to Howard), just as some probably take Metra downtown to transfer to the Red Line. But please provide some basis for your statement that “the Cubs’ fan base is west of the city.”


  22. - zatoichi - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 4:12 pm:

    Kool Aid


  23. - D.P. Gumby - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 4:12 pm:

    Recognition that “less” is better than “more” and “share” is better than “take” and action to implement same.


  24. - wishbone - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 4:25 pm:

    I pray that the Republicans will see the truth about climate change. That is it’s not something that prayer will change. Hint, we need to cut carbon emissions.


  25. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 6:14 pm:

    Chris Sale’s good health.


  26. - Fred - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 7:28 pm:

    Northsider, Iowa is west of Chicago. Any map will confirm it.


  27. - Drew - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 7:29 pm:

    I would pray for Stacy Peterson to just come home already.


  28. - Bemused - Monday, Jul 30, 12 @ 10:36 pm:

    What Bill Murry said he got for caddying for the Lama.


  29. - Bruno Behrend - Tuesday, Jul 31, 12 @ 7:49 am:

    Pray for character.

    For the voters, not the politicians. It is the voters who elect them.


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