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A fitting tribute to Steve Schnorf

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

* This privately funded memorial is now hanging outside the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget…

I miss that guy every day.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

24 Comments
  1. - ste_with_a_v_en - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 9:31 am:

    Such a wonderful memorial to a great person.


  2. - W Flag - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 9:51 am:

    We could use a dozen more like him in state government now.


  3. - Name Withheld - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 9:51 am:

    (stands)(applauds)


  4. - Honeybear - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 9:59 am:

    An exemplar
    A public citizen
    May we always maintain
    What we received from him


  5. - A guy - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 10:12 am:

    Nice. He’d blush.


  6. - Dirty Red - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 10:36 am:

    Tip of the hat to whomever is behind the words. Well done.


  7. - Steve's daughter Elizabeth - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 10:38 am:

    This just might have made him blush a bit, which didn’t happen all too often.

    We had no idea this was happening. I got really emotional last night when I found out. It was such an incredibly kind thing to do. He would have been really touched.


  8. - theCardinal - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 10:41 am:

    Great man and public servant.


  9. - Linus - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 10:43 am:

    A great likeness of, and fitting tribute to, a wonderful public servant.


  10. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 10:54 am:

    Rauner would have had no use for a guy like Schnorf- he would have been a constant reminder of (Rauner air quotes)
    ‘Integrity’; ‘Trust’; ‘Empathy’; ‘Intelligence’…..in Rauner’s world,
    Those things are weaknesses. Rauner would have to stand on the Sears tower to kiss Schnorf’s ***.


  11. - Juvenal - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 10:59 am:

    We can use it as a verb and an adjective too, right?

    As in:

    “Make Illinois Schorf again” and “Someone really needs to Schnorf DoIT.”

    I was thinking upon the release of Rauner’s Top Six and Some Filler list how wonderous it was that we finally did pass a budget over Bruce’s objection. How heartbreaking it was he didn’t live to see that moment, but also how Schorf would probably be the least surprised of what went down or how it went down.

    Rich, I know you have been down on state government lately, and that it seems like the bipartisan problem-solvers like Schnorf are getting fewer and further between. Those who remain are going to have to stretch themselves over the next several years to heave our ship of state back on course, as the population loss numbers attest. His memory inspires us and will hopefully inspire a new generation of leaders on both sides of the aisle.


  12. - Archiesmom - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 11:11 am:

    That’s a great tribute to a smart man with a great heart who really understood what the term “public servant” means. He is missed.


  13. - cdog - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    I did not know him but I’m very impressed with the description of his life’s work.

    A person described with that collection of character words and virtues seems extraordinary and a great example for all.

    A life well-lived.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 11:33 am:

    Such a wonderful tribute, beautiful words encapsulizing him, and allowing those who never met Schnorf who he was and the legacy he left, and the debt Illinois owes him.


  15. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 12:02 pm:

    @10:54 — didn’t Rauner appoint Steve to the Ethics Commission?


  16. - capitol view - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 12:05 pm:

    very appropriate.


  17. - cc - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 12:18 pm:

    When in doubt best to ask one’s self, what would Steve Schnorf have done.

    Thanks to whomever planned, and executed this.


  18. - walker - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 12:40 pm:

    done just right, in many ways


  19. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 2:33 pm:

    Well done. An honest, good man who walked it like he talked it and did some real good in his life.


  20. - Dead Head - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 3:54 pm:

    👍 A fitting tribute to a man who worked behind the scenes.


  21. - Boone's is Back - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 4:36 pm:

    Very cool and well deserved. Fitting for Steve.


  22. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 5:52 pm:

    Very nicely done, and a magnificent choice of words to ensure our friend and his good works will not be forgotten.


  23. - Ann - Friday, Dec 22, 17 @ 7:09 am:

    That’s really perfect. Does anyone know who made it happen (and wrote the great tribute)?


  24. - Ann - Friday, Dec 22, 17 @ 7:15 am:

    And why do I suspect our gracious host may have had a hand in it?


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