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Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

* From moments ago…


As always, keep it clean, please.

And keep an eye on our live coverage post for further updates from today’s leaders’ meeting.

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65 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:30 pm:

    “President Cullerton… An up day?”


  2. - Hit Em With the Hein - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:30 pm:

    Your move Guvnah.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:31 pm:

    “The governor spent another million to blow up your work. Care to comment?”


  4. - BIG R. Ph. - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:34 pm:

    “Read my lips…..we are thissssss close”


  5. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:34 pm:

    Yes Mr. O’Connor, today is legs. Yesterday before my meeting with constituents in Chicago was upper body. Speaking of which may I borrow a doo rag?


  6. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:35 pm:

    We’re ttthhhhiiiiissssss close to a deal !


  7. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:36 pm:

    “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”


  8. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:38 pm:

    (Not pictured: Rauner laughing thru the glass door doing faces as well)


  9. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    Something’s gone bad with Cullertons dazzling smile. And his spokesman behind him looks like Rasputin. Could it be a comeback???? Nah


  10. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:41 pm:

    Now my good friends, it behooves me to be solemn and declare,
    I’m for goodness and for profit and for living clean and saying daily prayer.
    And now, my good friends, you can sleep nights, I’ll continue to stand tall.
    You can trust me, for I promise, I shall keep a watchful eye upon ya’ll…


  11. - Jocko - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:42 pm:

    The face of a man who has been “persistently rascalled”.


  12. - jimk849 - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:44 pm:

    Please pass the Rolaids.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:45 pm:

    John Cullerton looks on as Leader Durkin goes to meet with Rauner, not unlike when Leader Radogno would meet with Rauner before their deal was undercut by the Governor.


  14. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:47 pm:

    He’s standing right behind me, isn’t he?


  15. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:48 pm:

    I’m here to pump you up


  16. - Rocky Rosi - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:51 pm:

    This will be the last time Bruce will hide my lunch at work guys! It’s no longer funny.


  17. - Jack Kemp - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:53 pm:

    “I’ve got Forrest Gump here behind me. Mr. Gump has a very charming analogy about the budget and a box of chocolates.”


  18. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:53 pm:

    Somedays I could just scream.


  19. - Really - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:54 pm:

    this is how you play a kazoo through your nostril. Hmmmm


  20. - Maxwell Smart - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 3:59 pm:

    Missed it by that much….


  21. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:00 pm:

    Jesus returns to Earth, endorses Senate budget plan.


  22. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:02 pm:

    After two and half years of declining to participate in the game of I will show you mine if you show me yours the Speaker finally relents


  23. - Redraider - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:04 pm:

    ” The Governor is now moving the goalposts as we stand here”


  24. - Redraider - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:06 pm:

    LP, never let anyone say that you aren’t consistent


  25. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:07 pm:

    President Cullerton, so you’re saying Rauner STILL doesn’t have a GOP revenue bill with GOP sponsors.

    This is a fun game - Lucky Pierre -, lol


  26. - redraider - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:10 pm:

    ” we might need the Governor to come in off of the campaign trail to weigh in “


  27. - Grand Avenue - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:12 pm:

    As you can see over my right shoulder, the situation has gotten so bad that Abraham Lincon declared he will not cut his hair or trim his beard until we get a budget.


  28. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:14 pm:

    An angry Jesus says, “Let my hostages go!”


  29. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:16 pm:

    Trying to break the tension, President Cullerton tries to do his impression of Donald Trump’s chin lump, but all he gets is a painful cramp.


  30. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    “If I hear the words ‘one hundred percent’ one more time, I’m gonna explode!”


  31. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:20 pm:

    “Finally I get all the microphones and I’ve got nuttin’ to say. Nuttin’!”


  32. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:21 pm:

    The speakers is much bigger


  33. - Peoria Citizen - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:23 pm:

    Hasn’t been this close, so I’m holding my breath. phhhhwwaaaaa, nevermind, Rauner got me again!


  34. - Iron - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:24 pm:

    Redraider “gov moving the goalposts” Bingo!


  35. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:27 pm:

    “And me, holding a winning PowerBall ticket!”


  36. - Why stay? - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:30 pm:

    realtor.com


  37. - Reality Check - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:31 pm:

    O’Connor reacts to Cullerton’s Sock Reform bill cutting approps for footwear by 25%.


  38. - IllinoisBoi - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:31 pm:

    “Senator, is it true that when you told Rauner that a budget is urgently needed ‘for the common good of the people of Illinois’ that he shot beer out of his nose and fell onto the floor laughing?”

    “No comment.”


  39. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:35 pm:

    Ah c’mon, my buddy Mikey will concede to something—I hope!


  40. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:37 pm:

    “No more questions unless someone has a TUMS.”


  41. - Jake From Elwood - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:37 pm:

    Jesus stands beside me, but he never buys any smokes…


  42. - Your Name Here - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:38 pm:

    “Yes I use to play the trumpet, why do you ask?”


  43. - godhelpusall - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:39 pm:

    Close enough for government work?


  44. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:39 pm:

    Hi! It’s me, H.B. 6630


  45. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:43 pm:

    The other side has been hard at it every day, and twice on Sunday’


  46. - walker - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:54 pm:

    “ExTax isn’t working.”


  47. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:55 pm:

    Jake from Elwood …
    because when it comes to a budget, I can’t wait, hardly wait


  48. - red raider - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 4:58 pm:

    ” I am gravely concerned that the Governor will sabotage his leadership again”


  49. - Stones - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 5:00 pm:

    I’ve seen happier faces on iodine bottles.


  50. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 5:12 pm:

    Pancho is having second thoughts about this new guy trying to take Lefty’s place.


  51. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 5:37 pm:

    When am I ever going to learn, Lucy is always going to yank the football out of the way and I will land flat on my back.


  52. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 5:38 pm:

    To the moon, Alice, to the moon!


  53. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 5:47 pm:

    Cullerton and Madigan want a deal, but the governor does not want one, and he is going to make the process fail. The questions are first whether he can successfully blame the failure on the Democrats and second what happens to the state government without a budget and without additional revenue.


  54. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 6:50 pm:

    Speed chess on several levels…


  55. - Winnin' - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 7:54 pm:

    “You know what? We’re almost there,” said Rauner.
    “Ha, ha, ha.”


  56. - Quizzical - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 9:37 pm:

    Serenity now!


  57. - Dyce - Tuesday, Jun 27, 17 @ 10:56 pm:

    “They ran out of my favorite juice box in the cafeteria! This budget impasse is hell on us all!”


  58. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jun 28, 17 @ 4:38 am:

    goldbergs greasey gimmicks gum up the general assembly


  59. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jun 28, 17 @ 4:45 am:

    Goldie made durkin poke mike with the term limit stick, what a tool


  60. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jun 28, 17 @ 4:51 am:

    I can’t wait till we have an emotional meeting with the govenor


  61. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jun 28, 17 @ 5:01 am:

    $400,000 of non budget nonsense, what a ninny


  62. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jun 28, 17 @ 5:08 am:

    I think we’re really close if you measure in light years


  63. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jun 28, 17 @ 5:15 am:

    You know what, now their holding their own revenue hostage


  64. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jun 28, 17 @ 5:38 am:

    Over 700 days without a budget, can you dig it


  65. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jun 28, 17 @ 5:43 am:

    Mike can’t be here, he’s in Moline for the 74 groundbreaking ceremony


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