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

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

* I’ll be shutting down the blog later this afternoon for the Thanksgiving holiday. What are your Thanksgiving plans?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Grand Avenue - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:32 pm:

    Punching holes, binding, numbering…

  2. - Gooner - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:37 pm:

    Cooking for about 15-20.
    Most of the relatives coming over prefer to speak a language other than English, so I’m comfortable in the kitchen.
    I enjoy it.

  3. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:39 pm:

    No plans beside having family come over for the eatapalooza that is in millions of homes on Thanksgiving. Glad and thankful everyone made it through another year.

  4. - Wylie Coyote - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:40 pm:

    Kids coming home. No travel. Perfect.

  5. - Lakeview Moderate - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:40 pm:

    Wishing I got to watch Bruce Rauner attempt to pardon a turkey.

  6. - blue dog dem - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:42 pm:

    Leaves,leaves, leaves. Love hate relationship.

  7. - Anon and on - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:43 pm:

    Just took the Amtrak home to Alton from Chicago. The train can’t be called high speed (higher speed perhaps), but the new stations are quite impressive.

  8. - ughhh - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:43 pm:

    spending some tourism dollars in a couple states to the North

  9. - NobodysAccountable - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:46 pm:

    Family & food without traveling.

  10. - Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    Deliver meals in the morning, family Thanksgiving later in the day.

  11. - RNUG - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:49 pm:

    Wednesday - baking one of my deceased mom’s unique cookie recipes, with a batch going to my sister and my son’s families. Also taking the grandkid’s to Festival of Trees since they are scheduled to spend the rest of the weekend at their other grandparents (who don’t get to see them.that often due to living out of town).

    Although we have invitations, probably just spending Thanksgiving Day with Mrs RNUG. Maybe try to get the Christmas tree up; it’s my year to put up the aluminum tree with the color wheels. And the lights / decorations on the house.

  12. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:50 pm:

    First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving to all, wishing you all a restful and enjoyable day.

    As to plans…

    Out of state travel… food, football, fun.

  13. - Ron - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:56 pm:

    Brining my IL raised free range turkey and picking out wine.

  14. - Todd - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:57 pm:

    moving 4000 yds of dirt at the gun club

  15. - Rayne of Terror - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    Going to run around tonight and collect some signatures from the good Democrats of Le Roy for Jen McMillin. Then I’m going to pick up our fresh Le Roy raised turkey from Four Peanuts Produce. Tomorrow I’m going to see about desserts and hang with my kiddos. Bob will smoke that turkey at some point. Thursday will be food & family. Saturday we’ll probably put up & light the tree and Sunday we’ll decorate it. Then we’ll watch Elf and eat delicious leftovers.

  16. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    sleeping and cooking for about 30

  17. - Les Nessman - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:01 pm:

    Reporting live from the WKRP Turkey Drop.

  18. - FormerParatrooper - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:05 pm:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    I will be enjoying time with my family, and especially my Granddaughter who still thinks Grandpa is a cool guy. She is 10 and growing up too fast. Will cook two turkeys, from Yordy Turkey farm, and will try my hand at a mincemeat pie. I will also reflect on those things I am thankful for while I am preparing the meal for family.

  19. - Honeybear - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:06 pm:

    Headed to Chicago! This Southern Illinoisan loves the city where my daughters were born. Teen daughters are eager to shop. Going to the Art Institute, Field Museum, Robie House and museum of science and industry.
    Thanksgiving dinner in a fine restaurant

  20. - Huh? - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:07 pm:

    Homemade pizza on the grill.

  21. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:08 pm:

    Going through thing to pack up a load of donations to the Salvation Army. Empty my kitchen cabinets to the food bank. Clean cabinets. Go grocery shopping. Send out Christmas cards.

  22. - WhoKnew - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:09 pm:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    LM, thanks for the chuckle!

  23. - Albany Park Patriot - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:11 pm:

    Eat my weight in stuffing.

  24. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:12 pm:

    Heading back to Tennessee. Big wheels keep on turnin’, carry me home to see my kin

    I wish you all a safe and happy thanksgiving weekend.

  25. - FellowStrangeBedFellow - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:14 pm:

    Giant City Lodge!! Gotta love that buffet style. Then walking it off through a hiking trail in the Park.

  26. - Responsa - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:18 pm:

    We’re going to a relative’s house for dinner this year. All we have to do is show up and bring a vegetable dish and an appetizer. Will come home with lots of yummy leftovers. Since it is not being used this year I just delivered our gigantic vintage turkey roaster to a friend’s house so she can properly cook the turkey to feed her extended family on Thursday.

    Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all.

  27. - A guy - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:20 pm:

    The usual stuff. But may just take a little extra time to be a little more thankful this year for some really wonderful people and things that have made the past year special personally. Spend a little extra time looking up and thanking some special folks there too.

  28. - A guy - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here and everywhere else.

  29. - Rutro - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:31 pm:

    trying to figure out how cook county closed a 200 million hole with 320 layoffs, must have been the heart/brain surgeons.

  30. - Shake - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    My Smoker Will Be Full Wednesday. Warm It Up Thanksgiving It’s ON.. For 20 People.. Lol. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone Of You Good People…

  31. - don the legend - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    First year without child. Going to his place in Biss country, Evanston.

  32. - Former Hillrod - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    Both of the kids will be home for the weekend and going to a relatives house for the feast. I’ll spend the weekend putting up Xmas lights and maybe make a batch of beer.

  33. - JoanP - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:42 pm:

    Nothing much. My family is far-flung and so come in at Christmas rather than Turkey Day. I used to give an open house on the weekend, but got tired of people who a) didn’t RSVP or, b) said they were coming and never showed. So I’m not doing that any more.

    I will observe Black Friday by staying as far away from stores as possible, and instead give a couple of historic home tours.

  34. - JoanP - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:43 pm:

    @Honeybear -

    If you are at Robie House on Friday on the 11:30 or 12:30 tour, I’ll be your guide! Say “hi!”

  35. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:46 pm:

    Home with my happy and healthy family counting my many blessings, plus parades, football, food, movies and guiltless napping.

    Best holiday of all.

  36. - Wylie Coyote - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:48 pm:

    Big bird at noon. Turkey horseshoes later on. It’s a family tradition. Really.

  37. - Nick Name - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:50 pm:

    “Over the river and through the woods…”

  38. - Radio Flyer - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:57 pm:

    Pondering the deep questions. In this case, what happens to turkeys pardoned by presidents? They never get eaten? They die of old age? Who takes care of them?

  39. - dbk - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:07 pm:

    Small family meal, to be cooked by moi - ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts with lemon zest, cranberry sauce, etc. etc. Offspring no. 1 is flying in from NYC for five days, can’t wait. Family dinner (out) on Sunday for my mother’s 100th birthday …
    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  40. - Responsa - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:10 pm:

    == but got tired of people who a) didn’t RSVP or, b) said they were coming and never showed. ==

    Boy, did you ring my chime on that one, JoanP. Like you, the buffet or dessert open houses here (which we used to love to host) are a thing of the past. And for exactly the same reason.

  41. - Joe Bidenopolous - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:10 pm:

    Traditional noon happy hour around a fire pit with four families while turkeys are in a pair of fryers. Then everyone heads back to their respective houses for the eatin’ before the main core comes back together for a pretty sweet evening shindig. I love my neighborhood.

  42. - lake county democrat - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    Family, friends, and the Grey Cup on Saturday eh! There’s not a war on Christmas but there may be a war on Thanksgiving - have a good one everybody.

  43. - I ride motorcycles - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:21 pm:


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Reader comments closed until April 2
* Quick hits before vacation
* Heads up!
* First-day whiplash in mayor's race
* Pritzker hit on taxes
* Even Trib tires of "Because... Madigan!"
* What goes around eventually comes around
* Londrigan turns to face Davis
* *** UPDATED x1 - DGA follows suit *** Pritzker uses Ives in new video
* Illinois House Bill HB 4900 is Unconstitutional
* Rauner on the hustings
* Quote of the week
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* The natives are getting restless
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...








* Illinois fails to recoup $76 million in Medicai.....
* Illinois fails to recoup $76 million in Medicai.....
* Our View: Not the spring that Springfield needs..
* Bernard Schoenburg: Rauner says he remembers, b.....
* Illinois fails to recoup $76 million in Medicai.....
* Illinois fails to recoup $76 million in Medicai.....

* Tennessee trucker, 4 from Illinois die in East Texas wreck
* Thousands in Illinois join US anti-gun violence marches
* Gary man pleads guilty in connection with brothers' deaths
* Chicago, Overland Park mayors wager on Loyola-Kansas State
* Rockford man is world's oldest ice luge competitor
* Bank robber blamed for dozen Texas holdups gets 14 years
* Illinois fails to recoup $76 million in Medicaid overpayment
* Gary-Chicago airport to finance $1.3M corporate hangar
* Hundreds of alpacas in Peoria for weekend national show
* Lake County history museum to open Saturday in Libertyville

* Downstate holds key to J.B. Pritzker's blowout win in primary
* Downstate holds key to Pritzker blowout
* Illinois fails to recoup $76 million in Medicaid overpayment
* $18 million gift to benefit LLCC agriculture program
* Illinois Supreme Court won't take up Rauner's appeal of step pay case
* Former campaign worker sues Madigan fund in sexual harassment case
* Rauner says he has yet to speak to Ives after primary win
* LLCC gets $18 million donation to benefit agriculture program
* Fact check: Rauner cites own remarks as proof of outside support for Election Night claim
* Under the Dome Podcast: It's Pritzker vs. Rauner

* Corrections
* In withdrawal: The babies of Illinois' opioid epidemic
* Cook County wants to give back $94 million in excess property taxes
* Higher Chicago heating bills fuel bonus bump for Milwaukee utility execs
* Higher Chicago heating bills fuel bonus bump for Milwaukee execs

* ‘The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling’ reveals deep emotions in the late comedian
* Horoscope for March 25, 2018
* Loyola’s Ben Richardson has ‘magic’ night; Porter Moser lost in sea of hugs
* Man arrested for DUI again in same place, by same officer, in Riverside
* Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo ‘a wreck’ watching reports of Parkland-inspired rallies
* Final Four-bound Loyola is the Cinderella story that won’t stop being told
* As the losses pile up for the Bulls, the focus is shifting towards a huge summer
* Rogers Park rejoices as Ramblers’ dance continues
* With Patrick Kane as No. 1 center, Blackhawks snap skid with win over Isles
* Killer Mike defends NRA membership as #BlackTwitter comes after him

* Stop feeling sorry for the Austin bomber
* Artifacts from 1893 World’s Fair found beneath Obama center site, but report signals construction can proceed
* Michigan nips Florida State, 58-54, to give Loyola its Final Four opponent
* On eve of '60 Minutes' interview, Daniels says porn helped prepare her for public scrutiny
* 2 West Virginia firefighters killed, 3 injured after truck flips, responding to another crash
* Cinderella's off to the Alamo: Loyola routs K-State, earns school's first Final Four in 55 years
* 'Vote them out': Hundreds of thousands march for gun control across the nation
* Sacramento simmers with tension in wake of fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark
* Loyola trounces Kansas State 78-62, its Final Four dream is a reality
* Stars affected by violence join students' gun-reform rallies

» Photos: Thousands 'March For Life' In Chicago
» March 23, 2018: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
» Final School Funding Bill Signed Into Law
» State Week: Lessons Of The 2018 Primary
» Mural Highlights Acclaimed Artist Keith Haring's Effect On Aspiring Artists
» Future of Artificial Intelligence; Mindfulness In Schools; Teaching The Trail Of Tears
» WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: March 23, 2018
» The Week in Review: General Election Already Underway
» Web Extra, The Week in Review: Arthur Jones’ Primary Win
» #643 SXSW 2018

* Bernard Schoenburg: Rauner says he remembers, but won't yet name, computerless office
* Statehouse Insider: Winning back Ives supporters will take time
* Angie Muhs: Debt of gratitude owed to Reader Advisory Board
* Our View: Not the spring that Springfield needs
* LLCC: A gift today for the benefit of tomorrow
* Downstate holds key to J.B. Pritzker's blowout win in primary
* Downstate holds key to Pritzker blowout
* Illinois fails to recoup $76 million in Medicaid overpayment
* Guest View: A renewed focus on railroad crossing safety
* Hugh Hewitt: John Bolton is a great addition to the White House

* UPDATED: Savoy mom, three kids killed in Texas collision
* Illinois fails to recoup $76 million in Medicaid overpayment
* Decatur students join thousands in Washington, D.C., 'March for Our Lives'
* Q-C snowfall registers 9.6 inches Saturday
* Fire damages Moline home early Saturday
* 'March For Our Lives' in O'Fallon
* 800 march in cold and snow to end gun violence
* 'Desperate to do something': Decatur anti-violence march proceeds despite freezing rain, hail
* Democratic activists slog through snow to convene
* Hundreds join March for Our Lives movement

* March Ramblers! Loyola blows out K State, advances to Final Four
* Girls track: Lake County roundup
* Steel routed by Team USA
* Despite breaking record, Kaneland's Hannula 2nd in shot put
* Naperville seeks first animal control interns

* Nick Provenzano fired from US Rep. Randy H...
* Congressional aide fired after teen says t...
* GOP congressman Randy Hultgren fires aide ...
* Underwood coasts in Democratic primary for...
* 'I used bad judgment': 14th Congressional ...
* Grant victorious in House Dist. 42 after B...
* 14th Democratic hopefuls talk guns at Bata...
* Primary candidates vie for Democratic nomi...
* 14th District candidates agree: Global war...
* After primary win, Naperville nurse Underw...

* Chicago Rallies For March Of Our Lives...
* Anti-gun violence marches in Chicago, subu......
* Thousands in Chicago, suburbs join US anti......
* Trump: I'll never sign a bill like this again...
* Congressional Democrats plan to join 'Marc......

* Deportation imminent for Miguel Perez Jr.,......
* Former Obama Spokesman Denounces Deportati......
* Congressional Democrats plan to join 'Marc......
* Dem senator introduces bill to publicize T......
* Deportation proceedings begin for Afghan W......

* EXTRA: Loyola - 78/Kansas State - 62
* Fed up with gun violence, students demand 'real'
* Why You Should Teach Online Courses
* 4 Things to Know About the Gadget That Will Charge Devices in Seconds
* More than Half of U.S. Employees Fear Losing Their Job to Robots
* Using Data to Expose Industry Needs — and Design Degree Programs Accordingly
* Educators Tend to Forget That Most Online Students Still Live Near Campus
* MERLOT Updated for Mobile OER Hunting
* Thoroughbreds is a handsomely understated drama about awful people
* "My Buddy's" Restaurant Now Open At Clark & Montrose

* February Flooding Information
* IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather
* Governor issues state disaster proclamation for flooding in Iroquois, Kankakee, Vermilion Counties
* Winter Storm Warnings for Areas Along and North of I-80
* IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes

* Counterclockwise: people liked the idea of tablets, actual tablets not so much
* Apple proposes accessibility emojis to better represent disabilities
* OnePlus: We're done selling 5T phone in North America
* NBA testing 99-cent stream that lets you watch the final quarter of a live game
* Apple proposes new set of accessibility emoji for the disabled
* Morehshin Allahyari’s 3D-printed project pushes back against ‘digital colonialism’
* You can’t learn design online

* Spring Stats Glance
* Santiago eschews sleeves, Sox spank Dodgers, 7-3
* Fulmer earns White Sox rotation spot
* White Sox to use multiple closing options
* Introducing: South Side Sox’s White Sox Hall of Fame
* Renteria to use 'abundance of caution' for Abreu
* Giolito, Moncada are White Sox to watch in '18

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
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