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Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Many thanks to everyone who attended my City Club speech yesterday and to those who asked questions. You can click here if you missed it. Good crowd. Laughed at all my jokes.

Also, thanks to the folks who bought tickets through our charity auction benefiting Lutheran Social Services of Illinois and to those who donated online. And thanks to those who brought toys to and/or donated at the event. I didn’t get a count on the number of toys, but there were tons of them.

The online auction combined with yesterday’s direct giving raised more than $6,000 for LSSI’s programs. Amazing. Click here to learn more about that invaluable organization.

Peace.

…Adding… I just noticed that Dave Dahl did a story about the speech

Rich Miller of Capitol Fax says outgoing Gov. Bruce Rauner will not be missed.

“There will be no Rauner nostalgia in Illinois,” Miller said, “and Rauner is reinforcing this ever since the election with some of the bizarre things that he has said and done.” Then, referring to former State Sen. Karen McConnaughey as “Gov. Karen McConnaughay,” said, “You might have seen her in the news in recent days.” […]

“It’s hard to explain this, but [JB Pritzker] can just talk like a normal person. I’ve never seen a normal person elected governor in my life. It’s very odd.”

Miller praised Pritzker for surrounding himself with women and minorities in his campaign, transition team, and – presumably – his administration.

Miller predicts Pritzker and House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) will get along well — at least until it’s time to redraw the political maps after the 2020 Census. Pritzker has favored a “fair map” concept, while, Miller says, Madigan traditionally wants one which is fair to Democrats.

       

8 Comments
  1. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Dec 18, 18 @ 9:48 am:

    Great speech last night, Rich. I watched it on YouTube. Congrats for the successful event and donations to such a worthy organization.


  2. - Norseman - Tuesday, Dec 18, 18 @ 10:10 am:

    Ok, where did you go to school?


  3. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Dec 18, 18 @ 10:15 am:

    Informative, intelligent, entertaining. I wish I could say that more often about presentations.

    Well done Rich.


  4. - Honeybear - Tuesday, Dec 18, 18 @ 10:17 am:

    Thank you Rich for going way above and beyond to help restore the Rauner damage to our private social service networks. But beyond that you did so much during the crisis to highlight the damage being done. No one else did that.

    “The most revolutionary thing one can do is to loudly proclaim what is happening”
    Rosa Luxemburg


  5. - Amalia - Tuesday, Dec 18, 18 @ 10:46 am:

    next year, get a drummer so there may be rim shots.


  6. - Centennial - Tuesday, Dec 18, 18 @ 12:00 pm:

    My favorite moment was when you mentioned you have no intention of retiring. You elevate the discourse in Illinois politics. Thanks for all you do!


  7. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Dec 18, 18 @ 12:07 pm:

    Rich, I loved the answer to the “fleeing” question asked by the Trumper GOP dude.


  8. - OneMan - Tuesday, Dec 18, 18 @ 1:10 pm:

    Worth the cost of admission.


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