Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Oddities and ends
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Oddities and ends

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

* Oddly enough, Politifact actually found a candidate who made a true statement

Kennedy said, “there was no requirement to put in affordable housing” at his Wolf Point development because the property was grandfathered in under rules that applied before adoption of the city’s affordable housing ordinance. […]

Nevertheless, Kennedy is correct in stating no legal mandate required him to include affordable housing at his Wolf Point development. We rate his claim True.

* From the end of Kim Janssen’s piece on the Jeanne Ives TV ad

A source familiar with the casting decision, however, said that Talent Group, which bills itself as “Chicago’s leading nonunion talent agency,” provided several cisgender male actors who auditioned for the transgender woman role, and that the Ives campaign selected the actor who appeared in the ad.

* The odd couple weren’t in the same room today…

* From the end of the Tribune story on Gov. Rauner’s new TV ad

[Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti] and Ives briefly served together on the Wheaton City Council before Ives entered the Illinois House and Sanguinetti later became lieutenant governor. Sanguinetti said she and Ives are “not friends.”

“The Jeanne Ives that you folks are seeing in that commercial, that sort of spirit, is the same Jeanne Ives that I have known for the last seven to eight years,” Sanguinetti said. “I saw it from the dais, I’ve seen it in my community and now all of you are getting a taste of it, and I’m hopeful that that will be rejected.”

Sanguinetti said Rauner’s new ad was inspired by the sit-down at the Tribune.

“I think we were all surprised that she had good things to say about Speaker Madigan,” Sanguinetti said. “That was a shocker, not only to us, but to the rest of Illinois … that warranted a response.”

* Related…

* “Rigged” 2016 elections morph into “rigged” endorsements, IL GOP faithful complain

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:07 pm:

    “Chicago’s leading nonunion talent agency.”
    Of course.

  2. - Montrose - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:08 pm:

    Is that Kennedy’s justification for not putting any affordable housing in the development? No one made him? Such a progressive warrior.

  3. - Wheaton Warrior - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:21 pm:

    #NotFriends to trend in 5… 4…

  4. - City Zen - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:30 pm:

    Justin Trudeau’s visit will change the future of peoplekind.

  5. - Doesn't Make it Right - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:31 pm:

    Wasn’t it Kennedy that recently said: “just because it was legal (to talk to Blagojevich) doen’t mean it was right.
    Just because it was legal to put in unaffordable housing, doesn’t mean it was right.

  6. - Gooner - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:31 pm:

    The thought of Ives sitting around watching men dressed up as woman is sort of entertaining.

    Was she drinking a cosmo as she made the selection?

    I thought that fad had passed, and I thought it was limited to women who live in Lincoln Park and who drive Jettas.

    On a serious note, I do wonder if the “men in drag” rather than transgender was intentional, or whether none of those involved knew the difference.

  7. - S. Grobnik - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:35 pm:

    Seconding @Doesn’t Make it Right

    That’s the exact point. If he did it today, it would be required. Not to mention, they sat on that property for decades. Sure that’s a sound investment strategy, but if you are such a concerned progress why didn’t you do SOMETHING with it?

  8. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:39 pm:

    I’ve never not wanted to live in Wheaton more than now.

  9. - City Zen - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:40 pm:

    ==Just because it was legal to put in unaffordable housing, doesn’t mean it was right.==

    That’s a better question for Ald. Brendan Reilly. He took credit for reducing the building height which reduced the number of units. He could’ve kept the original plan but countered that the builder set aside affordable units.

  10. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:41 pm:

    My brother in law was at that meeting and said it was Ives who brought a bunch of people 50-60 from her camp and they wanted to be able to vote for the endorsement. She was screaming at DelMar and making a scene. She claimed the cook county vote the night before was also rigged also.

  11. - DuPage Bard - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:42 pm:

    I’ll take newest legislator to protect the Governor, since he’s a failure, for $500 please, Alex?
    Who is Evelyn Sanguinetti?- correct the board is yours establishment.

    Establishment GOP, you all are playing this Protect Rauner game really well. Too bad it’s only because Jeanne started smacking your Boss around.

  12. - TopHatMonocle - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 2:47 pm:

    I have a feeling lots of things are “Grandfathered” in for Chris Kennedy.

  13. - Red fish blue fish - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 3:01 pm:

    “Just because it was legal to put in unaffordable housing, doesn’t mean it was right”

    Let’s just clarify that the issue was of including ‘affordable housing’ — not the made-up term of ‘unaffordable housing’. I am a staunch supporter of affordable housing but let’s not pretend that Wolf Point is some astronomically expensive location. From my understanding, the development has not struggled to attract tenants.

    Kennedy has flaws, just look at the past month’s events, but his integrity has never been in question.

  14. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 3:16 pm:

    As an aside while reading a book recently I learned the racist history behind the origin of the term “grandfathered.” In the Jim Crow south, people were exempted from poll tests and taxes if their ancestors before the Civil War (or grandfathers) could vote. Former slaves and descendants of slaves could not meet that standard. Were not declared unconstitutional until 1915.

  15. - Anon 2.0 - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 3:29 pm:

    Pretty much. I asked one about something I saw online and got snapped at with “fake news, get out of here!” I would like some civility, but some Ives supporters seem to just want a ruckus.

  16. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 3:31 pm:

    Slip and Sue > Jeanne Ives

    Evelyn is in a position, and honestly told us, she was hired, as she was also looking for a job with the Quinn Administration. Her remarks on Ives, however are the ones needed to highlight the negative that Ives thinks is a fair depiction.

    Ives is who we thought she was. We can’t let her off the hook.

    I own my own feelings, of political thought of the strategy on Rauner and an uber-left, costal limousine liberal, but I’d never think of the vile way Ives decided to have that discussion in an Ad.

    Good for Evelyn.

  17. - a drop in - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 3:40 pm:

    “The thought of Ives sitting around watching men dressed up as woman is sort of entertaining.”

    I thought of the scene where Zero Mostel was auditioning all those Hitlers.

  18. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 3:44 pm:

    ==From my understanding, the development has not struggled to attract tenants.==

    Well, sure, but it’s a bunch of luxury apartments right on the river. You could fill that up at almost any price tag.

  19. - Wheatonite - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 3:51 pm:

    I to have known Jeanne Ives, since the days she started out as a committeemen in Milton Township. She had made many enemies in which her abrasive manner is the stuff of legends. Now the Real Jeanne shines out in the political ad where, instead of making arguments why the Republican platform is good for people, she uses a flamethrower. Jeanne is not a follower of Dale Carnegie book on how to win friends and influence people.

  20. - Wheaton Warrior - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 3:53 pm:

    In Wheaton there is a (very) large contingent of people happy about the ad because FINALLY everyone gets to see the Ives we’ve grown to despise.

    What’s surprising/disappointing, however, is how many local Reps (Breen, McSweeney, Wheeler) have lined up behind Ives even though they know the real Jeanne. You’re all willing to support hate and bigotry because the Governor signed an abortion bill?


  21. - Sue - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 4:28 pm:

    After Ives loses the primary she can always move to Alabama- there is a soon to be Senate election which she can enter

  22. - Roadrager - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 4:32 pm:

    ==Ives is who we thought she was. We can’t let her off the hook.==

    Crown ‘em.

  23. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 4:50 pm:

    …an uber-left, costal limousine liberal…

    shutting down schools isn’t something a liberal would do.

  24. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 5:11 pm:

    ===shutting down schools isn’t something a liberal would do.===

    No. That’s a social agenda.

    The warped governing agenda includes the want of closing state universities, running up debt, and holding a state hostage to destroy labor.

    Thst duality, Rauner lets Diana speak to the sicuspnagtbda as long as Rauner can destroy the state, labor, or both.

    It’s warped, I grant you…

  25. - Wheatonite - Wednesday, Feb 7, 18 @ 7:21 pm:

    I’m happy Jeanne is running,it gets her out of the 42 state rep district and allows a much better person to run.

  26. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 8, 18 @ 9:01 am:

    –let’s not pretend that Wolf Point is some astronomically expensive location. From my understanding, the development has not struggled to attract tenants.–

    I’m not following your logic there. It ain’t cheap (studio starting at $1,761) and it’s a pretty sweet location.–2104624700

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* You're a sham and a charlatan! No, you're a sham and a charlatan!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Update to this morning's Capitol Fax
* In a state full of trivial campaign issues, this is one of the trivialest
* Sorry, it just doesn't work that way
* New Pritzker online ad gently apologizes for the interruption
* Yet another State Fair #facepalm
* It's just a bill
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - The theme spreads to the Senate Dems
* *** UPDATED *** SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Illinois State Fair Event List
* Rauner announces $1 million donation to repair Coliseum
* Madigan lawyers slammed for wanting to depose a host of Republicans, including Rauner
* Question of the day
* McCann lays out his path
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...






* Erika Harold attacks Kwame Raoul with first TV .....
* Rauner signs legislation aimed at keeping at-ri.....
* Politically connected former employees sue to g.....
* Planned Parenthood Speaker Talks Election Day a.....
* Congressional District 6 candidate Sean Casten .....
* National Minority Donor Awareness Week observed..
* Illinois deals to shed floating-rate and swap r.....
* New Pritzker online ad gently apologizes for th.....
* Rauners announce $1 million donation for Colise.....
* It's just a bill..

* Trump Tower operators sued over water release into river
* Defense: No evidence in teen’s death days after Obama event
* Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois
* Teen’s mom ordered to comply with subpoena or skip trial
* New Mexico education officials adopt changes to state test
* South Bend mayor wants commuter rail to run downtown
* Illinois residents oppose solar farms
* Chicago-area megachurch paid $3.25M over child sexual abuse
* 2 on trial in killing of Chicago teen days after Obama event
* VA town hall designed to solicit feedback from stakeholders

* Rauners announce $1 million donation for Coliseum work
* Rauner again calls Pritzker, Madigan corrupt
* Veterans, Gold Star Families honored at Illinois State Fair
* Legislation to streamline Medicaid approvals too late for Girard nursing home
* Illinois inspectors climb over, under state fair rides for safety
* Rauner says AG should prosecute Madigan
* New dual-credit course law helps teens lower college costs
* Bill signed to prevent state payouts for sex harassment
* Twilight Parade kicks off 2018 Illinois State Fair
* Rauner signs bill aiming to bring state jobs back to Springfield

* DuPage pushes fight for O'Hare western terminal
* United sheds punching-bag status with biggest U.S. airline rally
* Northern Trust looks to get into crypto custody
* Redbox gears up for its first major ad campaign
* Whither the Kraft Heinz ketchup packet?

* EDITORIAL: The joy of being first with a ’64 Mustang
* Man charged in DUI crash that killed Lawndale woman given $10K bail on birthday
* Best record in NL? Not for long at Cubs’ post-All-Star pace
* Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation
* Cancelled Trump campaign rally at UIC was turning point for Omarosa
* Giuliani and the Teamsters: When Power Trumps the Rule of Law
* Can Bears rookie Roquan Smith follow — and avoid — Joey Bosa’s footsteps?
* Fewer strikeouts, more skin net better results for White Sox’ Carlos Rodon
* (Spoilers) Ending of ‘The Meg’ could have been far bloodier
* Early Chinook spice up summer doldrums: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report

* Classmate recounts Hadiya's last moments as shots rang out in Harsh Park
* Jose Quintana rocked, Joe Maddon and Ben Zobrist tossed in Cubs' 7-0 loss to Brewers
* Burning body found in West Chicago; death investigation launched
* Controversial Palos Township trustee denounces support of Holocaust-denying congressional candidate
* Bears look to break up ‘monotony’ of preseason with joint practices with Broncos
* Rams see silver linings as they wait for camp holdout Aaron Donald
* NBA reporting wunderkind Shams Charania leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic and Stadium
* 'Superhero' lawyer who argued cases before Supreme Court slain in North Shore home; suspect in custody after standoff with SWAT team
* Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'
* First day of testimony at Hadiya Pendleton trial marked by dramatic accounts

» A Midway Airport Restaurant Company Is Attracting Interest From The Feds
» Consent Decree Could Boost Mental Health Resources In CPD
» Chicago Charter Schools Risk Budget Cuts Without A Fix In Springfield
» For Illinois Birds, Moving To Urban Areas Key To Survival
» Kindergarten Readiness; Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel; Solar in Southern Illinois
» Aug. 13, 2018 - Full Show
» Rauner Continues To Blame Madigan For 'Illegal Activity'
» Mental Health Treatment For Children, Workaround Podcast; Forgotten Desserts
» When Giving Up Custody Is The Only Way To Get Affordable Health Care; Forgotten Desserts
» Mama Fresh Connects Chicago Moms With Events And Support With Focus On Diversity

* Rauners announce $1 million donation for Coliseum work
* E.J. Dionne: Don't let politics dumb you down
* Senator Durbin: I’m waiting for answers from Brett Kavanaugh
* Rauner again calls Pritzker, Madigan corrupt
* Veterans, Gold Star Families honored at Illinois State Fair
* George Will: Book underlines axiom that if you want peace, prepare for war
* Legislation to streamline Medicaid approvals too late for Girard nursing home
* Lincoln Land Community College: My journey to LLCC from student to educator
* Our View: Embrace the potential that comes with a new school year
* Statehouse Insider: GOP brings back merger of treasurer and comptroller

* JB Pritzker looks for support from union members
* SIU Board of Trustees discuses 'road map' for new president, hopes to have one in place by Fall 2019
* UI Football Camp 2018: Day 10
* Norfolk Southern says it is struggling to hire 30 train conductors in Decatur
* Crash re-routes interstate traffic in Effingham County
* Northern Illinois residents sign petitions to oppose solar farms
* PHOTOS: Mount Zion High School Tribe Freshmen Welcome and Orientation
* Kentucky-Illinois bridge traffic to be restricted again
* VA town hall in Mount Vernon designed to solicit feedback from stakeholders
* Chicago-area megachurch paid $3.25M over child sexual abuse

* Images: Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brwers on Tuesday
* Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details
* Cubs' Ben Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robo-umps
* Governor signs bill requiring public notice of tollway contracts
* Justin McCray closing in on Packers right guard job

* Like father, like son: A conversation with...
* New Info on Feinstein's Chinese Spy — ...
* Where Do Guns Used to Commit Shootings in ...
* Latinos Could Be Chicago's New Nexus o...
* Another bloody Chicago weekend: gun violen...
* Optimism for Student Voter Turnout
* Democrat to FBI: Did White House, Jeff Ses...
* FBI fires Peter Strzok, agent who sent ant...
* Latinos Could Be Chicago's New Nexus o...
* The golden age of democracy finally shows ...

* Fisher Asset Management Has Raised By $242......
* Biden to Visit Springfield...
* Senator Dick Durbin Using Lies to P......
* The Kavanaugh Document Fight...
* Pritzker, Durbin to speak with Decatur sup......

* Sen. Harris, Colleagues Call on DHS Sec Ni......
* 'Disability Rights Are Civil Rights......
* Who backs who in Florida governor race?...
* Yes, Bob Casey is boring. In 2018, that......
* Heating up in the Windy City: The Tipline ......

* Arne Duncan’s failures.
* Breaking: EEOC files suit against the Urbana school district for age discrimination. It’s all about the Illinois teacher salary cap.
* Judge Raul Vega named Acting Presiding Judge of Domestic Violence Division
* Brass Heart Lives Up To Its Name
* Think Confederate Monuments Are Racist? Consider Pioneer Monuments
* The [Tuesday] Papers
* A most disgusting act by those in charge of a city that makes it hard to be any more disgusted.
* A letter to send to your Illinois legislators supporting the repeal of the teacher salary cap.
* "Troy For Chicago" Holding People's Assembly Tonight
* The scrappy pre-Code years of William A. Wellman — FilmStruck's director of the week

* Governor announces $1 million Rauner family contribution to begin restoration of Coliseum; takes action on package of agriculture legislation
* Governor signs tollway transparency bill
* 2018 Adams County Tentative Multiplier Announced
* Gov. Rauner signs legislation aimed at keeping at-risk families together
* IDOA, Illinois Bicentennial to Host Inaugural Prairie Heritage Ride

* Project Fi offering a $200 discount on the Pixel 2 XL, heavy discounts on LG phones
* [Deal] Grab a cheap Honor 7X with a back to school promotion!
* We talked to Overwatch League’s franchise director about the future of esports
* Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019
* Moviepass losses jumped from less than $3 million to $126.6 million in a year
* Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users
* Verizon’s 5G home internet launch will come with free YouTube TV or Apple TV 4K

* LaMarre hits first MLB homer in home state
* Shields shows durability nearing 400-start mark
* White Sox Minor League Update: August 13, 2018
* Flashback: August 14, 2008
* Six Pack of Stats: Tigers 9, White Sox 5
* White Sox Rookie-level team throws no-hitter
* Engel's bat starting to catch up to stellar glove

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
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