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Friday, Jul 29, 2016

* From the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s website

Illinois offers unparalleled opportunity at the epicenter of North America. Companies can thrive in a world class business environment with the most diverse economy in the nation, a central location with easy access to your operations, a well-educated and experienced workforce of millions, and an opportunity to be an integral part of the second most economically powerful region in America.

We have one of the world’s most culturally vibrant states that has become a magnet for the country’s brightest minds. And Illinois businesses enjoy low corporate taxes and tax-free personal property that help make us one of the most business-friendly place in the nation. [Emphasis added.]

The typo is in the original.

* The Question: Where’s Bruce “Illinois is in a death spiral” Rauner and what have they done to him?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

34 Comments
  1. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 3:50 pm:

    Outta here.
    I’m moving to this state.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 3:55 pm:

    On lockdown in the Trump building in the Loop

    Spending the day with Gov. Kasich

    Golf outing

    Hunting doves

    Taping episodes of “Dad’s Home State”

    Making business decisions with Diana Rauner

    Having lunch with the powerful Chairman Ed Burke, Justice Anne Burke, and Diana and are over the moon about something ageless and priceless

    At a Sox game with Kristen McQueary

    Spending time learning all about “tronc”

    Rearranging his expensive wine drawer

    Touring unnamed prison-like Chicago schools and crying

    Helping teach the illiterate Chicago teachers

    Testing the new private toll exits

    Picking out a new restaurant to help win a Twitter award

    Checking out next season’s Springfield’s high school basketball schedule

    Taking selfies outside Payton Prep

    Doing TQM at the Rauner YMCA

    Checking out his humidor at the Cigar Club

    Getting quotes in a dull finish paint job on the trashcan van


  3. - Honeybear - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 3:55 pm:

    This is easy. Now that we have Intersect Illinois the state is open for business!!!! Well….in a minute…once we get our 501c3 state….We’ll be open for business…..and..ah…hire some staff….and cover our tracks about our donors…actually find some donors….THEN we’ll be open for business…..and don’t listen to the grumpy man behind the curtain…Illinois is OPEN FOR BUSINESS…..Bruce, Bruce….be quite…BRUCE! I swear you’re going back in the crate! s/


  4. - Past the Rule of 85 - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 3:56 pm:

    Bruce got bored only droppin his g’s.


  5. - CCP Hostage - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 3:57 pm:

    Can’t outdo OW, but here are some more:

    Sending smoked salmon to Rahm

    Getting a muffler job on the trash van

    Buying a new Carhart for fall


  6. - Past the Rule of 85 - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 3:58 pm:

    Now our new slogan will be Intercept Illinois.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:01 pm:

    Setting up puppets on Capitol Fax

    Speaking at “Raunerbot Boot Camp”

    Mending fences… at the Rauner Ranch

    Dry cleaning his Carhartt

    Making dinner plans with people worthy of him wearing a tie

    Exit interviews at IllinoisGo

    Doing donuts on Jim Edgar’s lawn

    Reading all the new newspapers Dan Proft started

    Seinfeld marathon

    Catching up with the Red Sox on the road


  8. - Keyrock - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:03 pm:

    Too busy vetoin’ bills to read that web page.

    (But now that you’ve highlighted it, that page will be taken down by Monday.)


  9. - Wensicia - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:04 pm:

    He’s picking up what’s left of his friend Rahm after the Democrats’ bus left the convention?


  10. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:09 pm:

    Steelers training camp

    Ayn Rand book club

    Conference call with Gov. Lingle on parade tips

    Unfriendling Mike Pence on Facebook

    Deciding which of the Ricketts he’s friends with

    Removing Rahm on speed dial

    Blocking Rahm on Twitter

    Eating beer can chicken with John Kass

    Practicing TelePrompTer speeches about Speaker Jim Durkin

    Apologizing to all the IllinoisGo donors

    Making the Chicago condos livable and not storage units

    Taking Griffin and Uihline, and only then to see “Hamilton”

    Catching up on the doings of Aaron Schock

    Bidding on parts of the Budget Beard whiskers for charity

    Mapquesting new tour routes

    Getting an Illinois town to actually change their name to Madeupville


  11. - @MisterJayEm - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:09 pm:

    Illinois was never in a ‘death spiral’ — it’s in an OODA Loop!

    – MrJM


  12. - Boone's is Back - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:11 pm:

    He’s seen the light! No more need for his turnaround agenda.


  13. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:12 pm:

    ===Touring unnamed prison-like Chicago schools and crying===

    LOL!


  14. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:14 pm:

    Getting a patent for “Rauner Word Jumble, 3.0″

    Taking a Chicago Duck tour with Mike Ferro

    Having coffee with Ken Dunkin

    Watching the movie “Hoffa”


  15. - illini - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:17 pm:

    I seem to recall BVR saying a year or so ago that he had DOZENS of Corporations that were going to move to Illinois if only the GA would pass his TurnAroundAgenda.

    DCEO seems to be saying that we are ready for them NOW. I hope the the state is ready and can cope with such a rapid influx of new businesses !!


  16. - 47th Ward - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:18 pm:

    Meeting with Democratic legislators.


  17. - NoGifts - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:19 pm:

    hahahah EPICENTER??? No kidding.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/epicenter

    1. The point on the earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
    2. The focal point of a usually harmful or unpleasant phenomenon or event; the center: stood at the epicenter of the international crisis.


  18. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:20 pm:

    Trying to tip the fry cook at Charlie Parker’s a 5-spot to make him a breakfast shoe in the middle of the afternoon.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:22 pm:

    Guest shots on Chicago Fire

    Lollapalozza

    Visiting the cheese castle in Wisconsin

    Doing continuous loops around the block of Hillary’s childhood home


  20. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:23 pm:

    ===hahahah EPICENTER??? No kidding.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/epicenter

    1. The point on the earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
    2. The focal point of a usually harmful or unpleasant phenomenon or event; the center: stood at the epicenter of the international crisis.===

    Number 2 could be applicable.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:23 pm:

    Helping Pat Quinn get signatures for Chicago Mayor term limits


  22. - Earnest - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:25 pm:

    I think he used those lines in the same speech where he talked about splitting democrats between labor and social services.


  23. - Anonymous - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:26 pm:

    To busy writing emails about CPS


  24. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:27 pm:

    Sitting in a dark room watching every “Police Academy” movie on VCR

    Doing a contractor walk-thru at the Governor’s mansion in DuQuion

    Overseeing the creation of the butter cow sculpture


  25. - Honeybear - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:31 pm:

    OW STOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPP! God let me catch my breath! laughing………to……hard……to……breath!


  26. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:31 pm:

    Heading up a 75 person search party for one “Evelyn. Sanguinetti. Lieutenant. Governor.”

    Moving Slip and Sue around so the search party can’t find one Evelyn Sanguinetti

    Staging fake BBQ pictures


  27. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:38 pm:

    Going on eBay to purchase more pins for his leather vest

    Sitting in a dark room at a computer monitor and rewinding, watching, and rewinding the part in his ILGOP convention speech where he endorses Trump

    Calling the Rauner Library to hear “Dartmouth College, Rauner Library, how can I help you” just to hear that sweet sound

    Reading “Matthew, Chapter 6″, over and over


  28. - BBG Watch - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:39 pm:

    OW you’re too much!!! Have a great weekend!


  29. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:39 pm:

    Bruce is being a professional pirate in Muppet Treasure Island!


  30. - CCP Hostage - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:41 pm:

    Stompin’ around the cornfields speakin’ to the voters

    Visitin’ foreign countries invitin’ companies to move here

    Recruitin’ out of state talent for the all star super star governin’ team


  31. - Henry Francis - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:42 pm:

    Trump GOTV!


  32. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:43 pm:

    Mocking Chris Kennedy’s handling of the Press

    Going over the sweet swag people brought back for him from the convention in Cleveland

    Attending Union rallies incognito as “Stan from Olney” to see how bad it “really is”


  33. - CCP Hostage - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:45 pm:

    Locked up in his office inventin’ new ways to blame Madigan for said death spiral of Illinois


  34. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 29, 16 @ 4:47 pm:

    Thanks all for the kind words.

    Appreciate it, and before Ruch closes shop, ha Eva good weekend


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


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