Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » All respect
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
All respect

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

* You really gotta give the governor mad props for the many ways he manages to get so much positive publicity, particularly from local TV types

Tuesday was moving day for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and his family.

The Republican governor and his dog Stella were busy moving items into their new residence on the state fairgrounds Tuesday. The family will reside in the new location for about a year while the Governor’s Mansion is under renovation. Rauner will be the first governor to stay on the fairgrounds.

In an exclusive interview with 13 News, reporter Reuben Jones pressed Rauner on whether he plans to run for governor next year. His answer?

“We’re going to deal with that later. Right now my focus is growing the economy,” Rauner said.

As if he would answer that question.

* Watch the whole thing by clicking here.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Stark - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:28 pm:

    Local television outlets almost deserve as much of the blame for this crisis as Rauner does. Journalism on local television died a long time ago.

  2. - AlfondoGonz - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:30 pm:

    Is there any good reason why he wouldn’t just say “yes”?

  3. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:32 pm:

    AlfondoGonz, c’mon, man. You don’t just say something like that. You plan a whole to-do around it.

  4. - The Captain - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:32 pm:

    “Deadbeat central Illinois resident, in six months to a year arrears on current payables with $13.4 billion backlog, currently being sued by own wife, moves from one public housing unit to another at taxpayer expense.”

  5. - Ok - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:35 pm:

    Mad props for bought and paid for positive publicity?

  6. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:36 pm:

    What do you mean by “bought and paid for”? Doesn’t make any sense.

  7. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:36 pm:

    How can you not give serious props to the Rauner Crew.

    That Crew and Rauner have made “availability” exactly as they want it staged, messaging exactly as they want it, in a state with the 3rd largest media market, and no expose’ work against him…

    Whew, they’ve always had the upper hand since they decided to break the seal for Candidate Rauner, and haven’t looked back.

    This is no different, they own the interview and the day.

  8. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:37 pm:

    Could investigative reporter Reuben please tell us all what Stella the dog was moving?

    “The Republican governor and his dog Stella were busy moving items into their new residence on the state fairgrounds Tuesday.”

  9. - Liberty - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:38 pm:

    Happy talk news has dominated tv for 25 years, tv reporters are paid **** today and journalism is a fluff degree…

  10. - Boone's is back - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:38 pm:

    Did he really need to ask if he’s running again? The dude dropped $50 M into his campaign fund….

  11. - Whatever - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:41 pm:

    ==In an exclusive interview with 13 News, reporter Reuben Jones pressed Rauner on whether he plans to run for governor next year. His answer?==

    “That question is so last year.”

    Fixed it.

  12. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:43 pm:

    That Channel 13 report is so exclusive that Channel 7 did the same one yesterday.

    Do people in Springfield really believe the governor and his superstars live and work the majority of the time there?

    That Rauner will live on the fairgrounds, rather than one of his Chicago area cribs?

    Some of the people, all of the time?

  13. - Pundent - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:45 pm:

    I’m sure that the media will soon be reporting on a chance shopping trip that Rauner will be taking to the Carhartt store on South Wabash. They’ll probably even him catch him driving to the front door in the trash can van.

  14. - Henry Francis - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:47 pm:

    I don’t know. I have a hard time using words such as respect or mad props with respect to someone who is so disingenuous, dishonest and destructive.

    But I understand the point relating to how effective he has been. But by that logic, one would respect and give mad props to people like Kim Kardashian.

  15. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:48 pm:

    If only the people of Cairo could get as quick access to government housing as the govenror

  16. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:54 pm:

    Did Ch. 13 have a big planning meeting to draw up the yes/no question before they sent Reuben on a four hour drive to Springfield to ask it? Or did he make up that doozy on the fly?

  17. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 4:59 pm:

    –reporter Reuben Jones pressed Rauner on whether he plans to run for governor next year.–

    I think I can answer that question with an, ahem, alternative definition for a favorite word around here — perfidy, to wit:

    Perfidy million dollars in his campaign account I think the Governor is running again.

  18. - Lucky Pierre - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 5:12 pm:

    The Chicago media should do the same for Senator Cullerton and Speaker Madigan.

    Perhaps they could interview him from his Tesla about how their two week Spring breaks are going.

    Demi have no message. Just Maps and voter ignorance

  19. - Blue Bayou - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 5:24 pm:

    Lucky Pierre for the….loss!

  20. - Louis G. Atsaves - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 5:27 pm:

    What kind of a state do we live in where the Governor has to move into the State Fair Grounds?

    Humpf! /snark

  21. - JoeMaddon - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 5:42 pm:

    ILGOP/Rauner are paying Lucky Pierre to comment on here, right?

    And clearly paying by the comment?

  22. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 5:42 pm:

    I’m sure Paul Lisnek will get to the bottom of it.

  23. - 37B - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 6:30 pm:

    Perfect. Give him a megaphone and let him run games on the midway.

  24. - Almost the Weekend - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 7:07 pm:

    He actually travels to events outside of Cook County, something the Quinn administration never figured out.

  25. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 8:03 pm:

    Unrelated to the move, but related to the media coverage; The intrepid new Statehouse chief for WCIA found another sleazy State Warehouse lease. Details at 10.

  26. - Lech W - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 8:22 pm:

    Where’s Pam Zekman ?

  27. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 8:49 pm:

    OW do you ever get sick of kissing up to Rich?

  28. - Newsclown - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 9:35 pm:

    “Freakshow returns to Happy Hollow”
    - you
    buried the lede.

  29. - James Knell - Wednesday, Apr 19, 17 @ 9:36 pm:

    Aren’t these local TV stations the chief beneficiaries of all of Rauner’s TV ads? I have to admit I wonder how many of these TV reporters and producers owe their salaries to that revenue. As valuable as puff pieces are to a governor, they are not overtly partisan.

  30. - PDJT - Thursday, Apr 20, 17 @ 7:52 am:

    The only news here is that the event being covered was in Springfield and it took a news reporter from Rockford to ask a real news question.

  31. - Carhartt Union Negotiating Team - Thursday, Apr 20, 17 @ 7:58 am:

    There’s one local reporter who seems to be running more than just B-roll of Governor Howdee Doo…

  32. - Hit Em With the Hein - Thursday, Apr 20, 17 @ 8:22 am:

    I don’t understand the run around on this again. He answered this question a long time ago and said he would only run one more time. Why are we giving him news cycles over whether he will run or not. Sam McCann for Governor 2018!

TrackBack URI

Post your comment... And please take a half second to come up with a nickname. It makes following the posts easier for everyone... Thanks

In other words, do your best to be civilized and smart.

* Moody's warns on grants to CPS, General State Aid
* *** UPDATED x1 - Brown responds *** Rauner says Madigan "hinted" about working on budget with Rauner's reforms
* Rauner talks higher ed as SIU prepares reforms
* A good idea that could cost a pretty penny
* Rauner hosts third graders for Facebook Live program
* Madigan says he met with Rauner today, asked him to focus on budget
* Question of the day
* Our two economies
* *** UPDATED x3 - INA, Biss respond - IDOC responds - Manar responds *** Rauner rescinds IDOC nurse layoffs
* It's just a bill
* Goldberg says Rauner would sign a stand-alone K-12 funding bill
* Daiber says he voted for Hardiman
* "As soon as he gets that call, he’s immediately changing his number"
* House advances equal pay bill
* Animal stories
* Oppo dump!
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...








* Rauner, Madigan hopeful after meeting — should .....
* Illinois DOC nurse layoffs rescinded - WPSD Loc.....
* Rauner, Madigan meet to discuss budget - Peoria.....
* Illinois prison agency rescinds nurse layoff to.....
* Illinois prison agency rescinds nurse layoff to.....
* Illinois Prison Agency Rescinds Nurse Layoff to.....
* Bill to shore up Chicago municipal workers' pen.....

* Second man charged in fatal shooting of judge in Chicago
* Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United
* Illinois prison agency rescinds nurse layoff to keep talking
* Second man charged in shooting of judge near Chicago home
* Illinois Senate endorses presidential tax disclosure plan
* Rauner-Madigan budget meeting prompts encouraging statements
* Body of missing Joliet toddler found in mother's home
* Central Illinois schools work to repair elevated lead levels
* Illinois comptroller using tax-season revenue to pay bills
* The Latest: Coroner says autopsy of dead girl inconclusive

* Holocaust survivors' daughter tells parents' story at memorial service
* Rauner will rescind prison nurse layoff notices
* House OKs bill to make Lincoln library, museum separate agency
* Rauner, Madigan meet to discuss budget
* State rep: Rauner will rescind prison nurse layoff notices
* Settlement reached in United passenger-dragging case
* Cash flow from tax filings allows payment of some overdue health care bills
* House approves bill prohibiting employers from asking about previous pay
* Kicked out before kindergarten? Officials concerned about preschool expulsions
* Search continues in Joliet Township for missing toddler

* Why Illinois dentists want this law enacted
* Will House GOP get to yes on revived Obamacare repeal?
* Wintrust wins customer-satisfaction crown for first time
* United Airlines settles with victim of dragging incident

* Burbank Park Dist. sued over hiring of convicted pedophile in ’84
* Sneed: Jacksons could wrap up divorce case soon
* 70-year-old man with dementia missing from Austin
* Rauner, Madigan hopeful after meeting — should rest of state be?
* Suit: Man ‘found in ditch’ after transport company ‘abandons’ him
* Man dies while pinned under pickup truck in Round Lake Beach
* Stunner: Bears trade 4 picks, take QB Mitchell Trubisky
* Cleveland Browns select Myles Garrett with top pick in NFL draft
* Bill to shore up Chicago municipal workers’ pensions passes House
* Aurora man charged with 5 burglaries

* Wheaton Warrenville South graduate Corey Davis picked 5th in NFL draft by Titans
* City fires head of security at O'Hare, Midway for not disclosing why he lost Tollway job: sources
* Cunningham to tighten Waukegan spending rules
* Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
* Shooting suspect charged in slaying of judge, wounding of judge's girlfriend
* Protesters attack Macedonian lawmakers over leadership vote, dozens injured
* Gunman pleads guilty, gets 50 years in home-invasion killing of teen
* Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Ann Coulter talk canceled
* Employers can pay women less than men based on past salaries, court rules
* Senate Democrats block quick vote on short-term spending bill

» State GOP Lawmakers Claim Rauner Won't Layoff Nurses
» Second Man Charged In Judge’s Shooting Death
» Equal Pay Act Goes To Senate
» Illinois House Democrats Vote to Strengthen Chicago Teachers Union
» Legislators End Hastert's $28k Pension — Is That Legal?
» What An Attempted Rape On Chicago’s West Side Says About Trust Between The Community And Police
» Illinois Board Terminates Hastert's State Lawmaker Pension
» New Chicago Graduation Mandate Earns Mixed Reviews
» Death Of Giant Rabbit Adds To United Airlines Woes
» House Democrats Pass Abortion Legislation

* Guest Column: Illinois’ school accountability plan needs work
* Thumbs Up: To the hero who saved Chatham man's life
* George Will: Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?
* Eugene Robinson on Trump tax plan: Plant beans and wait
* Holocaust survivors' daughter tells parents' story at memorial service
* Rauner will rescind prison nurse layoff notices
* House OKs bill to make Lincoln library, museum separate agency
* Rauner, Madigan meet to discuss budget
* State rep: Rauner will rescind prison nurse layoff notices
* Settlement reached in United passenger-dragging case

* Madison County police news
* Color change: Hydrant flushing may throw off Wood River residents
* Riverbend-area church news
* Michael Dean pleads guilty to Calhoun charges, will serve 1.5 years
* ‘Cutting edge and all-inclusive’: officials break ground in Gordon Moore Park
* Millstadt Farmers Inn to reopen
* Millstadt Farmer's Inn to reopen
* An historic Millstadt building will soon be home to a brand new restaurant
* Underwood: 'He makes his teammates better'
* NASA, other eclipse partners to visit SIU Carbondale in May

* Softball: Hampshire upends Dundee-Crown
* Titans draft former Wheaton-Warrneville South WR Davis
* Bears pay huge price to trade up for QB Trubisky
* Nine charged in Crystal Lake attempted robbery
* No bail for suspect accused of strangling Schaumburg woman

* Oswego's Congressman Reacts to Missile Str...
* Veterans seek answers at forum with U.S. R...
* Rep. Randy Hultgren fields questions at Le...
* Rep. Randy Hultgren on Trump's Foreign and...
* League of Women Voters event in St. Charle...
* Randy Hultgren to participate in League of...
* Batavia's Congressman Reacts to Missile St...
* GOP congressman appears to distance himsel...
* GOP Bill Would Curb Shareholder Activism -...
* Batavia's Congressman Holding Service Acad...

* 'Brave' Syrian women answer call to make t......
* Senators Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Legis......

* Senators Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Legis......

* “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
* C2E2, an Earth Day celebration at Garfield Park Conservatory, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
* Chicago rapper Valee ends his catchy songs so early you’ll want to imagine where they might’ve led
* Angry Leftists to protest Northwest Chicago GOP fundraiser Friday night
* Rauner and Madigan meet to discuss state budget
* EXTRA: Is United Airlines the Wizard of Oz in telling us to 'Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain?'
* Di Leo: Even with an Angelic Subject like "Made in America," the Devil is in the Details
* SEIU nursing home workers in Illinois threaten strike
* 1970: 95/Dan Ryan CTA terminal

* Governor Connects with Students Across Illinois on Facebook Live
* Statement from Rauner Administration on Meeting with Speaker Madigan
* Rauner Administration Seeks to Rid State Government of Illegal Hires Made Under Previous Administration
* Genetic testing confirms Illinois’ new state-record crappie was a hybrid
* New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army invested - Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries Named Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

* Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM also selling in Hong Kong from May 25
* Chairman of Foxconn and Trump reportedly meeting
* Not a shocker: Google Pixel software support up through 2019
* Consumer hardware break means software shines for Microsoft 3Q17 earnings
* Alphabet’s efforts beyond search are ballooning into their own huge businesses
* Google search on iOS will now help you find TV shows, movies and music on streaming services
* Facebook sidesteps Snapchat by launching Messenger Lite in 132 more countries

* Melky gets bowled over while catching line drive
* Inbox: Will prospects join White Sox rotation?
* Dunning dominates again
* Backed by bats, Quintana deals a sweep
* Avi setting sail for White Sox
* Backed by bats, Quintana deals a sweep
* Abreu exits with right hip flexor strain

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
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


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

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