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Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

* Pete Spitler, the managing editor of the Randolph County Herald Tribune, took this pic last weekend during the Illinois bicentennial countdown kickoff on Kaskaskia Island, the location of our first state capital…

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

45 Comments
  1. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:27 pm:

    Not pictured: Rep. Michael J. Madigan, the only living person to have served in the Kaskaski Statehouse.


  2. - Curl of the Burl - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:28 pm:

    Rich - also not pictured is Barbara Flynn Currie, who served at the Statehouse in Vandalia.


  3. - The Captain - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:30 pm:

    Underwater and moving to Missouri.


  4. - anon - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:31 pm:

    Sorry guys. Carhartt was all out of those cool hats.


  5. - Give Me A Break - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:32 pm:

    Pretty sure Dick Lockhart was on the rail at the Kaskaski Statehouse.


  6. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:32 pm:

    Rauner shows bipartisanship by meeting with Madigans first office staff at a bill signing.


  7. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:32 pm:

    Rauner AVed it.


  8. - South of Sherman - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:32 pm:

    Kaskaskia: where Illinois began.

    Rauner: where Illinois ends?


  9. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:33 pm:

    Not pictured: The crowd’s single finger response.


  10. - Linus - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:34 pm:

    “I hold in my hand tonight’s Top Ten list: next week’s staff firings that I will adamantly deny tomorrow.”


  11. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:34 pm:

    “As a white male…”


  12. - Linus - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:35 pm:

    Thinking to self: Hey, “continental soldier” is a costume I haven’t tried yet…..


  13. - George - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:37 pm:

    Rauner: “Kaskaskia is my favorite town in Illinois, because it’s not actually in Illinois.


  14. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:37 pm:

    ===“As a white male…” ===

    Heh.

    As part of the ceremony, Rauner “signed” the state’s first constitution. From that document…

    ‘In all elections, all white male inhabitants above the age of 21 years, having resided in the state six months next preceding the election, shall enjoy the right of an elector”

    Not a joke: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Illinois_Constitution_of_1818


  15. - Flip357 - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:38 pm:

    Who wore it better? Obama or Rauner?


  16. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:39 pm:

    “Kaskaskia is a symbol of our state’s future; abandoned and underwater and needing to be reached by going into Missouri.”


  17. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:39 pm:

    Look at the boy in the picture. I think his look toward the governor says it all. “Huh?”


  18. - Henry Francis - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:40 pm:

    Considering the Guv is wearing his red regular guy plaid shirt with a beige blazer, those continental soldiers ain’t the goofiest dressed guys on the stage.


  19. - Retired Educator - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:40 pm:

    Bruce Rauner introduces his newest recruits for the “BTIA”.


  20. - RNUG - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:41 pm:

    I just signed the deed for Illinois; I bought it. All of you will be receiving your rent payment booklets next week.


  21. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:43 pm:

    “Governor, are you aware that Lt. Governor Menard is not a US citizen and a slave owner?”

    “Any comments on the IPI cartoon in support of Lt. Governor Menard?”


  22. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:46 pm:

    “Can they see I have my Downstate checkered shirt on? These rubes love the checkered shirt more than the motorcycle vest.”


  23. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:46 pm:

    In an embarrassing moment, the Governor mistakenly introduced a bearded reenactor behind him as Former Governor Jim Edgar.


  24. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:47 pm:

    Governor Rauner re-institutes the draft to fully staff his administration. Seen behind him are his latest conscripts.


  25. - Nick Name - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:47 pm:

    “Shakin’ up Kaskaskia Island!”


  26. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:49 pm:

    “Rauner relared to the crowd how special Illinois was 200 years ago, and before the dreaded city of Chicago was founded.


  27. - Whatever - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:51 pm:

    The first (and so far only) Illinois State Government mortgage burning ceremony.


  28. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:52 pm:

    “With my Turnaround agenda, we can return to those days 200 years ago.”


  29. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:52 pm:

    Gov. Rauner signs executive order declaring martial law in the 13th Ward.


  30. - Free Set of Steak Knives - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:55 pm:

    Kaskaskia: First In, First Out


  31. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:56 pm:

    Governor Rauner signs the Education Funding Bill after receiving the wagon load of fur pelts he demanded in return.


  32. - A guy - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 1:59 pm:

    So embarrassed to have left my Tricorn hat in the minivan.


  33. - Anon221 - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:03 pm:

    Evidently Dr. Rauner didn’t lay out her husband’s outfit the night before. Buttoned up plaid shirt and brown blazer… Must have been multi-tasking the “outfits”.


  34. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:07 pm:

    “IPI not only calls the new education funding bill, the “Chicago Bailout”, it also calls my term in office, “The Long Weekend”.


  35. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:12 pm:

    “I gotta be honest with you folks, everytime I say the word Kaskasia, I gotta giggle. It’s such a silly sounding word. Now that I know that it is an old Native American word meaning “Right To Work”, I am humbled.”

    “Kaskaskia - old friends. Kaskaskia.”


  36. - Veil of Ignorance - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:16 pm:

    “Now bend the knee or burn..” wait, sorry too much Game of Thrones this week.


  37. - Concerned Observer - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:19 pm:

    I don’t have a caption, I just want to say that it’s great to see Pete doing well. I remember helping to train him in the ways of media back at SIU. Hope you’re still playing hockey, big man!


  38. - SAP - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:24 pm:

    Dang, wrong costume. I told Galullo to bring my 3-corner hat. Time for another staff shake-up.


  39. - Red Rider - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:25 pm:

    Look I make me king of nothing.


  40. - walker - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:33 pm:

    Trust me. All immigrants are welcome here.


  41. - Chris P. Bacon - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 3:32 pm:

    “This island is broken! Literally. Get it? It broke off from the mainland. Communicatin’!”


  42. - OneMan - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 3:46 pm:

    Rich Miller refused to comment about his old timey outfit and hanging out behind the governor.


  43. - blue dog dem - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 3:48 pm:

    “Is this really where they filmed F-Troop?”

    BTW. It was actually a recent event.


  44. - blue dog dem - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 3:48 pm:

    Decent.


  45. - Steve Rogers - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 3:59 pm:

    Agreeing with 90% of Kaskaskians, Rauner still decided to give Kaskaskia to Missouri.


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