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Monday, Dec 4, 2017

* The tallest statewide official and the shortest statewide official filed their nominating petitions today. I did not crop this photo, which was posted on Twitter this afternoon

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* Politico Power List: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza already scored a serious victory after beating Gov. Bruce Rauner’s hand-picked — and handsomely financed — incumbent opponent last year. But winning that election turned out to be the easy part. Mendoza left a position as Chicago’s City Clerk and stepped into a statewide office — and into the morass of one of the longest-running budget battles in the nation’s history.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

49 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:39 pm:

    That’s the long and short of it..


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:41 pm:

    “Just stand on a box, crop the face out and we’ll pretend it’s Frerichs…”


  3. - ImissBentohs - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:44 pm:

    But … uhm … ma’am …. his head is not even in the picture.

    Take it now or I will whip on you worse than I do Rauner!


  4. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:49 pm:

    Politics is truly a cutthroat business.


  5. - anon - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:49 pm:

    definitely mike’s best side


  6. - Cubs in '16 - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:52 pm:

    Many State politicians have been accused of having their heads elsewhere on their anatomy but…


  7. - ImissBentohs - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:53 pm:

    Keep looking at the camera.
    But a bird just splattered on that picture.
    Keep looking at the camera.

    Uhm, ma’am he keeps looking at the picture.
    Just take the picture and cut his head out of it.


  8. - Saputo's Back Room - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:54 pm:

    Standing tall and not so tall for Mike Madigan.


  9. - Cubs in '16 - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:54 pm:

    Comptroller Susana Mendoza pictured here with what is believed to be the first headless candidate for State office.


  10. - Grand Avenue - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:54 pm:

    Here’s some news - someone filed against Mike Madigan for State Central Committeeman. Polish name which should play well in the Lipinski district:

    http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=H%2fh0dheiEvuRQqQN6PUr%2fQ%3d%3d&ElectionID=%2fTgMZD808sE%3d


  11. - How Ironic - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:57 pm:

    Are you sure that’s a nominating petition? I thought it was the daily count of Rauner blaming Madigan.


  12. - Rich Miller - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 3:59 pm:

    Now it’s ten years later
    But he still keeps up the fight


  13. - Anon - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:01 pm:

    Is the Lt. Gov not the shortest statewide official?


  14. - 47th Ward - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:02 pm:

    Well played Rich.


  15. - Bigtwich - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:07 pm:

    From the listless repose of the place, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of Springfield. Some say that the place was bewitched during the early days of the Thompson administration; others, that an old Irish chief, the wizard of his tribe, held his caucus there before the country was discovered by Master Rauner. Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power that holds a spell over the minds of the descendants of the original legislators. They are given to all kinds of marvelous beliefs, are subject to trances and visions, and frequently hear music and voices in the air. The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted bars, and twilight superstitions.

    The dominant spirit that haunts this enchanted region is the apparition of a figure on horseback without a head. It is said to be the ghost of a Treasurer, whose head had been carried away by a in some nameless battle during the during the budget wars, and who is ever seen by the human service contractors, hurrying along in the gloom of the night as if to deposit money.


  16. - Salonica's Backroom - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:13 pm:

    Usually the comments for caption contests are “meh” at best.

    The CapFax Commentariat is bringing serious heat today.

    A+ work everyone.


  17. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:13 pm:

    “We could’ve got everything in, but our photographer sneezed… “


  18. - The Crane - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:14 pm:

    Headless Horseman to run for Illinois Treasurer; platform that Ichabod Crane plolicies are bad for Illinois jobs, commerce.


  19. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:15 pm:

    Somewhere in Springfield they’re now hanging paintings at knee level.


  20. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    Treasurer Mike Frerichs gets a laugh out of Comptroller Susana Mendoza by presenting her with an alphabetized list of Governor Rauner’s scapegoats.


  21. - 47th Ward - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:21 pm:

    Excuse me Susana, those aren’t the petitions, you’re supposed to stand on that stack of papers for the photo with Mike.


  22. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:22 pm:

    Comptroller Mendoza presents a printout of Trump lies to the Lincoln Presidential Museum mannikin of Honest Abe.


  23. - Commonsense in Illinois - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:26 pm:

    OW beat me to a classic Ichabod Crane reference…


  24. - Commonsense in Illinois - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:27 pm:

    Sorry…make that “The Crane”…


  25. - Cubs in '16 - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:27 pm:

    Throwback photo of Susana Mendoza posing with Shawn Bradley at his contract signing.


  26. - CCrider - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:29 pm:

    He is very good at getting Kittens out of trees…
    investing Illinois funds…well… not so good.


  27. - Rich Miller - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:30 pm:

    “Out of my head over you”


  28. - SAP - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:33 pm:

    This photo brought to you by my mom.


  29. - Ginhouse Tommy - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:36 pm:

    “Follow the yellow brick road”


  30. - blue dog dem - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 4:58 pm:

    Petitions? These are todays unpaid bills!


  31. - Anonymous - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 5:00 pm:

    The Comptroller and Treasurer holding a stack of paper together is yet another example of how their jobs could easily be done by 1 person instead of 2


  32. - titan - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 5:00 pm:

    Hey, my eyes are up here


  33. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 5:05 pm:

    Take it NOW, we have to evacuate.


  34. - BDF - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 5:43 pm:

    Mike Who? Oh I don’t really care about him, just show me more of the smart Anti Rauner lady.


  35. - BDF - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 5:45 pm:

    (For this one I need you to picture you’re opening a history textbook in 2085)

    Pictured above is an anonymous constitutional officer who’s name has been lost to the depths of time and Former President Susana Mendoza while she was still Comptroller of Illinois


  36. - Uptown Progressive - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 6:27 pm:

    Trust me, it’s better this way


  37. - Norseman - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 6:38 pm:

    Frerichs goes high, Mendoza goes low.


  38. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 7:12 pm:

    Comptroller hands over bruce’s contracts to a federal witness


  39. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 7:14 pm:

    madigan trades in his marionettes for humanoid robots


  40. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 7:18 pm:

    gooooal


  41. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 7:21 pm:

    Proxy lady


  42. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 8:23 pm:

    You know what, we’re in charge


  43. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 8:26 pm:

    Jennie’s army comes through


  44. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 8:44 pm:

    Introducing my body man


  45. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 8:50 pm:

    Hey bliss here’s JB’s tax returns


  46. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 4, 17 @ 9:54 pm:

    Diana here’s that wall paper you ordered


  47. - Rabid - Tuesday, Dec 5, 17 @ 6:57 am:

    giant machine and super machine


  48. - @MisterJayEm - Tuesday, Dec 5, 17 @ 7:01 am:

    “You rang?”

    /adamsfamily

    – MrJM

    – MrJM


  49. - Arock - Tuesday, Dec 5, 17 @ 9:24 am:

    The by-laws of the Madigan Minions Club. Also known as the Madigoons.


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