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Friday, Mar 31, 2017

* Press release…

Governor Rauner today toured the Illinois Science and Technology Park and discussed changes to increase job growth and the importance of innovation and technology in Illinois economy.

“The Illinois Science and Technology Park is on the forefront of innovation to help grow Illinois. This facility allows for smaller companies to grow and flourish,” said Governor Rauner. “In order to move Illinois forward, we have to continue to invest in small businesses that our transforming our economy. We need to make structural changes to get our state back on track.”

As part of the tour, Governor Rauner met with employees and discussed the administration’s plan to create good-paying jobs and strengthen our schools. The administration has delivered unprecedented funding for grade schools and put more emphasis on apprenticeships to create a well-trained workforce. Currently, the administration is working to cut the red tape in state agencies and making it easier for people to do their jobs in a safe and efficient way.

The Illinois Science and Technology Park is a corporate research campus with multi-user wet-lab research and office space for life science and technology companies. Approximately 1,400 jobs are based in the park with 25 different companies including LanzaTech, Northshore University Health System and start-ups from Northwestern University.

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* One of the attached photos…

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

57 Comments
  1. - Ole' Nelson - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 2:55 pm:

    I am going to keep this for my costume collection. Do you think it makes me look smart?


  2. - RNUG - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 2:56 pm:

    Ve hav to operate …


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 2:57 pm:

    “Great Scott, Marty… Do you know what this means?”

    “I’m Ralph, Governor… “


  4. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    “Ballpark. When will all the new batch of Raunerbots be weaponized and operational?”


  5. - Red Dig - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    Have any duct tape?


  6. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    “And you’re sure, these apples change personalities… “


  7. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 2:59 pm:

    “No, just update Evelyn’s software, and do me a favor, the tripping and falling, can you fix that, or… “


  8. - Wednesday morning - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:00 pm:

    Governor: So you can count on one hand the number of scientists that intend to stay in Illinois? Now that’s what I call transformative!


  9. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:01 pm:

    “I’m paying for this, you get me the results I want, that the science I like… “


  10. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:01 pm:

    “Really? Well, fingers crossed I’m closing that university by 2017… “


  11. - Honeybear - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:02 pm:

    Rauner: “Wait… You don’t work for Deloitte? I thought this was Deloitte! Dude, I just zeroed your funding. Lol”


  12. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:02 pm:

    Can you help me cast a spell on the legislature to help come up with a balanced budget? If not, can I have some of those glow in the dark sticks you guys make? Because of the budget impasse, my office is having trouble finding light-bulbs.


  13. - Wednesday morning - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:03 pm:

    Can you do anything about my hands? The left one keeps wanting to slap me, and the right one doesn’t want to be photographed with me.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:03 pm:

    “My wife’s the Doctor, I’m just the governor… “


  15. - Fixer - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:04 pm:

    “You’re working for me after I buy your company. How does $10 an hour sound?”


  16. - Harvest76 - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:04 pm:

    Can I keep this costume?


  17. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:04 pm:

    “And you’re saying, this goes in the drinking water, the people will just do what I say when I show up on TV?”


  18. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:06 pm:

    “If I tweet how cool this is, you’re not gonna go all ‘Chance’ on me and tell me to ‘Do my job’ and stuff, cause I’m having a good time, I don’t want a tweet ruining it”


  19. - Phenomynous - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:06 pm:

    “Industry, science, and technology! Big men putting screwdrivers into things, turning them, and adjusting them! Build your own atom storage box! Bringing you state-of-the-art in soft serve technology! Pulls off caps of any size jug, bottle, or jar. And it really, really works.”


  20. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:06 pm:

    “He blinded me with science!”


  21. - Liberty - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:08 pm:

    The for sale sign goes up next week.


  22. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:09 pm:

    Dr. Rauner: Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruck’s?


  23. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:10 pm:

    Governor Rauner expertly pockets money from the Homelessness Prevention donation jar.


  24. - Biscuit Head - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:10 pm:

    Governor Rauner checks in with his 1.4%-funded research group searching for a vaccine against union membership.


  25. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:14 pm:

    “I don’t always pander, but when I do I have an outfit for every occasion. Stay phony, my friends.”


  26. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:15 pm:

    HBO - “Dad’s Home State” - Season 3, Episode 19

    Bruce wanders his way into a university lab wearing a scientist costume, finds the solution to Cold Fusion. Diana worries aloud about other social services folding, giggles and writes a check to Bruce’s campaign fund. Diana’s State Employee looks through pictures to tweet to show the Rauner’s real side. Lance tweets pictures of Sen. Barickman’s surprise to school funding to every senate democratic Twitter, “ck” gets promoted, takes obsolete Rauner Word Jumble to an empty field to destroy it. Goldberg writes a letter to Jim Edgar. Comedy, 65 minutes.


  27. - Henry Francis - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:16 pm:

    Not a caption (Harvest76 beat me to it). More of a compliment to certain wording of the press release:

    The administration has delivered unprecedented funding for grade schools.

    unprecedented

    Heck, you could probably put that in front of any description of this administration and make it sound impressive.


  28. - sulla - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:17 pm:

    ““Industry, science, and technology! Big men putting screwdrivers into things, turning them, and adjusting them! Build your own atom storage box! Bringing you state-of-the-art in soft serve technology! Pulls off caps of any size jug, bottle, or jar. And it really, really works.”

    Great reference - You ready for April 14th?


  29. - Earnest - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:18 pm:

    I want things broken down as much as possible before we add the catalyst.


  30. - Steward As Well.... - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:19 pm:

    Yes Doctor Aden the dems are strapped down in the other room.


  31. - WhoKnew - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:19 pm:

    OW - funny thoughts, but Honeybear nailed it for me!


  32. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:19 pm:

    “It was either this costume or the spaceman one with the walker-talking ‘inside’ the helmet like the real guys have… “


  33. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:20 pm:

    “So… this is too far… this is too phony… “


  34. - don the legend - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    “Can I get one of these neat lab coats for my nephew Lucky Pierre?”


  35. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:22 pm:

    “I did go to Dartmouth, k, so you can start using the big words anytime… “


  36. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:22 pm:

    “Wow. So what you’re saying is you can grow back Rahm’s missing finger… amazing… “


  37. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:24 pm:

    BR: “So, Soylent Green — a red or a white? I can never remember….”


  38. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:24 pm:

    “Wait. Stop. Explain this whole STEM to me again. I just invest in Charter schools, I have no idea how all that applies here or STEM, or… “


  39. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:25 pm:

    “I apologize Governor. They don’t really make lab coats for people as tall as you. Yes, it DOES kinda look like a mini-skirt….”


  40. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:26 pm:

    “Show me the secret thing you were working on with Quinn… ‘Soy Steel’…”


  41. - AlfondoGonz - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:32 pm:

    “Can you calibrate a scale in a way that makes my budget appear balanced?”


  42. - Omay - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:33 pm:

    Is this the line for the Bill Nye look alike contest?


  43. - fed up - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:34 pm:

    Let’s use this picture for my campaign. The unions will eat it up. I’ll get reelected for sure.


  44. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:35 pm:

    Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?


  45. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:37 pm:

    “There’s not a scientist in the Village People? Who staffed this? Goldberggggggg….!”


  46. - Annonin' - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:39 pm:

    “hey did you hear the one about how I invest unprecedented money in K-12 while I destroy colleges and universities?”

    OR

    “Thanks to my old pal Mike Madigan for passing that unprecedented funding for k-12 so I could sign the bill and claim credit”


  47. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    “You know, George Clooney got his big break playing a doctor on… ‘ER’… yeah, ‘ER’… “


  48. - Anon - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:41 pm:

    “I’m tryin’ out a new costume… DEVO Bruce. Can I borrow your hair?”


  49. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:42 pm:

    “This is the best part of my job, pretending to care what you’re saying while I let the state crumble all around, cathartic, actually… my lab coat is symbolic… “


  50. - XDNR - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:44 pm:

    I thought I was going to get a red plaid lab coat!


  51. - Fisher - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 3:46 pm:

    So the fluoride in the water doesn’t allow me to control everyone?


  52. - Ryan - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 4:01 pm:

    “I like wearin’ this coat, makes me look like I’m workin’.”


  53. - @misterjayem - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 4:20 pm:

    When it comes to governing, he’s a great lab tech.

    – MrJM


  54. - Name Withheld - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 4:21 pm:

    All I want is sharks with frikkin laser beams!


  55. - Phenomynous - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 4:29 pm:

    @sulla

    You know it.


  56. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 4:31 pm:

    I need two things from this lab: a time machine and a cough drop.


  57. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 31, 17 @ 4:32 pm:

    I love being Governor! I get to do all these cool photo-ops.


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