Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Open thread
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Open thread

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018

* I have a quick errand to run. As always, keep it Illinois-centric and be nice to each other. Thanks.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

34 Comments »
  1. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:11 am:

    Anybody else get that nasty flu bug that’s going around? The wife and kids had it on Christmas, then I got it New Year’s Eve. The plus side is that I’ve lost about 10 pounds so far in 2018, way ahead of schedule.

    It’s nasty my friends. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.


  2. - Linus - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:14 am:

    Happy new year, everyone. A question for fellow lobbyists: Were you, too, inundated with IL SOS “anti-sex harassment training” emails in the wee hours of Jan. 1, each one proclaiming training deadlines of Jan. 1?


  3. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:17 am:

    Congrats to all the Golden Horseshoe award winners. Thanks to all, sincerely, who wrote kind things about me as well.

    What happened to that “Chi-Town Rising” thingy for New Years? I was looking forward to watching it… maybe.


  4. - Precariot - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:17 am:

    Did anyone notice that Hans Zigmund replaced Scott Harry at GOMB?


  5. - Keyrock - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:20 am:

    47th -Me too. The antiviral drug helped. Still a bit woozy though.


  6. - Roman - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:30 am:

    Willy, I’m hoping the organizers of that event discovered that no self-respecting Chicagoan uses the term “Chi-town” and they folded their tents out of embarrassment.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:33 am:

    ===…no self-respecting Chicagoan uses the term “Chi-town” and they folded their tents out of embarrassment.===

    Yeah, and that’s what I “liked” about it. The total lack of awareness that calling it “Chi-Town” made any sense in the title or the tens of times they kept repeating it.

    Then “Chicagoan” Mario Lopez hosting once… it’s akwardness was just too fun. It’s like they tried to make it as un-Chicago as possible.


  8. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:38 am:

    ===IL SOS “anti-sex harassment training” emails===

    I got six e-mails at 12:38am. I figured someone had too much champagne.


  9. - Casual observer - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:50 am:

    I wonder if “too much champign” is covered in “anti-sex harassment training”.


  10. - Louis G. Atsaves - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:51 am:

    “Anybody else get that nasty flu bug that’s going around?” Hit our house two days before Christmas, and is still lingering. Lost 8 pounds before my annual resolution kicked in. Do they still count?


  11. - Fax Machine - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:59 am:

    Anyone have any info on Tregg Duerson withdrawing? He was not challenged, so I am guessing a deal was made because of the fear that too many candidates means Ken Dunkin wins? Does Tregg get something?


  12. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 11:59 am:

    Yes, Louis. You can bank it and apply it in the new year.

    Hit my house on Thanksgiving with my wife. I had it a few days before Christmas. Has been running through my office like wildfire.


  13. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:13 pm:

    I wonder if Jim Harbaugh is in the hunt for the Bears job. He’s a Super Bowl coach, offense-minded, who’s had success coaching up young players.

    If Jim gets the offer, he might want to jump before he’s pushed. Big Blue Nation ain’t happy with his 1-5 record vs. Michigan State and Ohio State. And both games are on the road next year.


  14. - Joe Bidenopolous - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:15 pm:

    ======IL SOS “anti-sex harassment training” emails===

    I got six e-mails at 12:38am. I figured someone had too much champagne.===

    7 emails all at 12:39 AM. Word is there was a glitch in the system. An in-house I know got 24 of them, many for contracts that they no longer employ. SOS is supposed to send out clarifying emails in a day or two I hear.


  15. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:16 pm:

    Got the flu, coughed so much my upper abs really hurt every time I cough. Like a belt of nails tightening around my mid chest. Yeow.


  16. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:16 pm:

    –Has been running through my office like wildfire.–

    If it’s anything like what I had over Thanksgiving, it also does that on an individual basis.


  17. - Annoin' - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    WHile Capt Fax was lolling around there is a small sign GovJunk has discovered his own starvation plan for colleges & universities has done damage. Tragic, but typical of Here some tweets…
    GovJunk discovers his university starvation plan is impactin’ our path to future prosperity
    Bruce Rauner
    @GovRauner
    Too many engineering & tech seeds BORN & BUILT in Illinois leave for the two coasts. If we could GROW them here, on the “third coast,” we’ll harvest the economic benefits.
    11:37 AM - 26 Dec 2017
    •Did you know University of Illinois graduates more engineers than MIT, Stanford and Cal Tech combined? And that 10% of the nation’s computer science degrees are awarded here? #IllinoisProud
    11:37 AM - 26 Dec 2017
    ReplayRetweetFavorite


  18. - illini - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:30 pm:

    @Annoin’ - Please keep repeating those facts. Not that Rauner cares, but many of us do.


  19. - Wylie Coyote - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:32 pm:

    So sorry to hear of the death of SJ-R’s Tim Landis. Great reporter and a great human being. Gone way too soon. -30-


  20. - low level - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:41 pm:

    1) Had supposed Duerson was the fav in the 5th RGA considering his background and name? Dunkin lost the big cash Rauner and friends gave him? Boy I hate when that happens.

    2) whats the latest w Flipperetti running for Cook Board Pres?


  21. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:45 pm:

    Managed to avoid the flu - so far. Maybe Cap Fax being down for a while kept it from spreading.


  22. - Fax Machine - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:48 pm:

    Here’s the one thing I can guess - Tregg Duerson has a financial background.

    By pulling out he can run as a 3rd Party candidate for Assessor against Berrios if he wins the primary.

    Previously a 3rd party candidate would have to file a full slate, but that was struck down by the 7th Circuit.

    Interestingly just by filing his Democratic petitions he can’t run as an independent, but the only people blocked from running as third party candidates are people who were on a primary ballot and lost.

    By withdrawing Duerson does’t risk that happening.

    With his name and the fact he could get blacks, Republicans and reform-minded white Democrats voting for him - he would beat Berrios


  23. - Fax Machine - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:51 pm:

    My Tregg Duerson scenario of course depends on the Cook County GOP having the sense not to file a Republican if they see an Independent Dem against Berrios


  24. - Blue dog dem - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 12:56 pm:

    “Anybody else got the flu?” My head hurts so bad I can’t see straight. Thought I read Wordlinger was commentator of the year.


  25. - Langhorne - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 1:12 pm:

    Day 4 flu. I think i got it from an infected email. Chicken soup and pbj for festive new years. Coughing so much it feels like cracked ribs. Hopefully, prescription theraflu will help. 25 people in prompt care, almost all for flu. Dont wait to see doc.

    Wonder where rauner spent the holidays, but i assume thats a state secret. Probably a working vacay, devoted to the budget. Or hanging w other rich.


  26. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 1:39 pm:

    Rest in peace, Tim Landis. Sympathies to his family and the SJ-R and WUIS newsrooms.


  27. - Gooner - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 1:41 pm:

    As I tried to buy wine for NYE, I was reminded again of the influence of liquor wholesalers in Illinois.

    It is unfortunate that we can’t simply order what we want.

    While I don’t expect either party to move on the issue, it would be nice.


  28. - Haters Gonnahate - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 1:49 pm:

    I h8 OW big league. What a boor.


  29. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 1:53 pm:

    - Haters Gonnahate -

    Meh. Everyone’s a critic, lol


  30. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 2:05 pm:

    Thanks for all the comments and votes.

    To whoever commented I must be a writer, I will own up to having been a paid writer (think 5 or 6 books), paid and volunteer editor and volunteer publisher at various points in a past life.


  31. - thechampaignlife - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 2:26 pm:

    6 hours in and the Invest In Kids tax credit for private school scholarships has allocated 1/3 ($34M) of the maximum contributions. Wide variances, though, with 55% in Cook and 3% in region 3.

    https://mytax.illinois.gov/?link=IIK


  32. - Commonsense in Illinois - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 3:14 pm:

    Congratulations to Jerry Peck as he begins his new gig at the Community Bankers Association.


  33. - justacitizen - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 7:27 pm:

    ===Did anyone notice that Hans Zigmund replaced Scott Harry at GOMB?===

    Yes. Too much turnover and not enough consistency/expertise in key fiscal positions in state government.


  34. - Blackhawk Boone - Tuesday, Jan 2, 18 @ 8:42 pm:

    @justacitizen

    Zigmund has gobs of experience and is a good choice.

    Your point about the turnover is spot on.


TrackBack URI

Post your comment... And please take a half second to come up with a nickname. It makes following the posts easier for everyone... Thanks

In other words, do your best to be civilized and smart.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Rauner issues executive order barring legislators from representing clients at PTAB
* Kennedy: Limit top progressive income tax rate to less than 6 percent
* Question of the day
* Next week's House session cancelled
* *** UPDATED x2 - Pritzker "Did Chris Kennedy Just Endorse Bruce Rauner?" - Kennedy campaign tries to explain *** Kennedy says Rauner "should be applauded" for "trying to do what he thinks is best for the state of Illinois"
* Sen. Donne Trotter retires
* Illinois payrolls were up just 0.5 percent last year
* Vitriol continues in Durkin's primary race
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Judge clears courtroom in Rauner lawsuit hearing
* You can't "fully inform" voters without money
* State agrees to a $400 million consent decree
* Rate Prizker's new online ad
* Rauner gets another property tax press pop
* Emanuel pokes Rauner over Amazon comments
* Rauner's new Pritzker ad cost just $11,900
* Kennedy unveils health care plan
* Gov. Rauner gets his own blog
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Lawmakers head back to Springfield to resolve S.....
* New session will bring new efforts at Illinois .....
* Underdog with hard-to-spell name launches write.....
* Underdog with hard-to-spell name launches write.....
* Republican Primary Challenger Jeanne Ives Stops.....
* Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Nancy.....


* Sangamon County Jail increases inmate mental health services
* Truck driver charged in fatal accident in West Virginia
* U of I's capital plan will focus on facilities
* Bald eagle takes flight at Litchfield lake after rehab
* Bill would give rural Illinois schools high-speed internet
* Northern Illinois utility says customers can get assistance
* EXCHANGE: Basketball bookends Vietnam veteran's story
* EXCHANGE: Brown's Chicken murders changed business forever
* Thousands protest Trump at Illinois women's marches
* $1.9M in Mellon Foundation grants aid UIC humanities studies

* New session will bring new efforts at pension reform
* Rauner order bars lawmakers from property-tax appeals
* Outdoor sports participants hoping for larger cut in farm bill
* U of I trustees approve 4th-straight tuition freeze
* Rauner to air extended ad of Pritzker, Blagojevich on wiretap
* Mendoza to keynote Women's March Saturday in Springfield
* Chicago mayor vows to step up Amazon second headquarters bid
* Under the Dome Podcast: More Blago-Pritzker talk, Rauner confirms Duke is racist
* U of I withdrew 35 job offers after background checks
* Frerichs: Can't get tax break for using college savings plan on private K-12 tuition

* How important is job flexibility? Our survey wants to know.
* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* What you need to know about the L.A. Times 'frat-boy executive' scandal
* Law firms' 2018 resolution: Less paper
* Could this company become Chicago's own Salesforce?


* How historic Pullman became a national model for community revitalization
* Police: 2 teens reported from West Side may be heading to Ford Heights
* 1 killed, 1 injured in Richton Park crash
* Women up front as SAG Awards react to Hollywood’s gender controversies
* Judge facing trial doesn’t want jurors to hear ‘Englewood,’ ‘South Side’
* Amazon to debut cashier-less store in downtown Seattle
* Patriots will return to Super Bowl after rallying to beat Jaguars
* Anti-Trump protesters rally downtown
* 2 ‘Dreamers’ in Chicago wait for word on program’s future — and their own
* At comedy festival touched by harassment, panel of women looks for solutions


* Women will lead a SAG Awards show unlike any in its history
* Moderate senators race to strike a deal to end government shutdown
* Free from Tom Thibodeau, Bulls' Zach LaVine in good hands
* Artem Anisimov ready for return; Gustav Forsling sent down
* Moran: Waukegan joins the list of communities swinging and missing at Amazon's HQ2
* Patriots storm back to knock off Jaguars 24-20, advance to 8th Super Bowl in 17 seasons
* One year after Trump inauguration, protesters march in Loop
* Billionaire couple from Toronto were murdered by multiple people, private investigators believe
* Actions will speak louder than words for Blackhawks
* A year of Trump's 'America First' agenda has radically changed the U.S. role in the world


» Chicago Schools Chief: Cost A Driver In Special Ed Overhaul
» One Year Later, Women’s March Demands More Than Attendance
» State Week: Education Funding, Pritzker-Blagojevich, Rauner-Duke
» Sheriff Offers To Help Review Police Shootings In Suburban Cook County
» A Prescription For Fruits And Veggies: One Solution To Food Insecurity in Illinois
» A Call For Transparency
» 2 Illinois Governor Candidates Spend $26M In Last 3 Months
» State Board of Education: Double School Funding Now
» Lawmakers Demand Fast Internet For Rural Schools
» 2 Dreamers Discuss Helping Other Immigrants Amid Uncertainty


* New session will bring new efforts at pension reform
* Rauner goes after Madigan's other job
* Madeleine Doubek: May we better value journalism and the journalists
* Our View: Springfield needs more than a cautious plan for Y block
* Statehouse Insider: Rauner goes after Madigan's other job
* UIS Perspectives: Public affairs internships lead to success
* Petty, Davidsmeyer both decry anti-Petty calls
* Ed Rogers: High stakes for Trump at the World Economic Forum
* Scott Reeder: Formula for political success is to listen to voters
* Rauner order bars lawmakers from property-tax appeals


* Glen Carbon man gets 12 years in prison for stealing marijuana
* Greater Peoria Honor Flight wants more diversity among its vets
* 5 juveniles struck by car in St. Louis; 1 in critical condition
* UI Women's Tennis vs Florida State
* Tazewell, Woodford marriages, divorces: Jan. 21, 2018
* Random Acts of Kindness: Stranger rescues dog in rush hour
* Missing 10-year-old from Missouri found safe
* Followup file: Overlook senior housing taking shape in Moline
* Car flipped on its roof in Decatur accident
* Dense fog advisory remains for northern counties


* Cain, Nebraska women beat No. 25 Rutgers 52-42
* The Latest: Eagles lead NFC title game 24-7 at halftime
* Nurse, No. 1 UConn roll past Temple 113-57
* Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20
* The Latest: Brown, Kaluuya ham it up with SAG Awards fans

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated
* Bipartisan Illinois criticism follows Trum...
* Shutdown Stalemate As Immigration Negotiat...
* US places Pakistan on special watch list f...
* 'Time' Magazine's Powerful Cover Features ...
* Letter: Talk to tax preparer about GOP tax...
* Our view: End patronage at Algonquin Towns...
* Letters to the editor: Election commission...
* Teacher raised in Yorkville running agains...
* Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and...

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...
* US Senator Durbin: Leadership discussing p......
* White House, Graham Trade Barbs Amid Stale......
* Senator Durbin: Leadership discussing path......

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...
* Sen. Duckworth on government shutdown - Qu......
* US Senator who lost both her legs in Iraq ......
* Sen. Duckworth Slams Trump as '5-Deferment......
* Duckworth Slams Trump as '5-Deferment Draf......

* Patti Blagojevich slams Rauner's campaign ad using Blagojevich FBI wiretap, and other Chicago news
* Women's March: The Sequel, or this time we have a destination
* Sketchbook.
* From Bev Johns: The ISBE and legislators turned a blind eye to CPS special education mess.
* Hearing aids print money and executives steal it.
* Sketchbook.
* Observing Epiphany With A Plunge In The Lake
* Michael Pfeiffer, Former Crew Server, Missing
* Don't Get Conned By The Armani Jacket Scam
* Sketchbook.


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* After a year of delays, cashier-less Amazon Go store to open Monday
* Lacking iPhone 6 Plus repair stock, iPhone 6s Plus units may be given out
* New Nokia flagship leaks with five camera lenses and Snapdragon 845
* Android 8.0 Oreo will roll out to Sprint HTC U11 on Monday
* Apple's New iPhone X Video Focuses on Selfies Taken With Portrait Lighting
* Samsung Galaxy S9 internal change, Razer Project Linda dates & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Women’s March embraces collaborative social app Crunchet

* Advocating for retired non-numbers
* Getting ready for Soxfest 2018
* White Sox seeking new flagship radio home
* Engel working to steady barrel in Year 2
* WLS parent company looking to end White Sox radio deal
* Inbox: Who replaces Rodon in the rotation?
* 2018 South Side Sox Hall of Fame Ballot


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
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

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller