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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019

* The House has officially concluded its business for the 100th General Assembly…



- Posted by Rich Miller        

62 Comments »
  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 11:56 am:

    “Mike… it was only business with Rauner. I always liked you.”


  2. - Just Me 2 - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 11:57 am:

    “Mr. Speaker, I look forward to working for you (again).”


  3. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 11:58 am:

    “Have fun with your largest majority ever… Speaker”


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 11:58 am:

    “Mike, I feel like I’ve been paroled… “


  5. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 11:59 am:

    “Rauner? Won’t see him no more.”


  6. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:00 pm:

    “Ok, Rauner, Ives, Drury, Dunkin… all gone. Let’s get Proft, for both of us.”


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:01 pm:

    “Mike, when you said you’re settling all family business, you settle *all* family business… “


  8. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:02 pm:

    “No thanks, Speaker, I don’t want to be a Committee Chair. I’m minority leader. It is what it is”


  9. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:03 pm:

    “I guess your majority is so big you’re seating people on my side of the aisle. We’ll be good hosts… “


  10. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:04 pm:

    “Can I still keep my office?”


  11. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:05 pm:

    “I bet you wish Olsen was back next session, Speaker”


  12. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:06 pm:

    “… and I told her, from experience, taking on Durbin isn’t a great idea, but… “


  13. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:07 pm:

    “Leader Durkin, we would like to propose that Rep. Stava-Murray attend your caucus meetings.”


  14. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:08 pm:

    “Don’t tell anyone, but Speaker, I voted for JB too”


  15. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:09 pm:

    “Can I hold the gavel for a second”.


  16. - northsider (the original) - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:09 pm:

    Among reasonable men problems of business could always be solved.


  17. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:09 pm:

    “You look good in your ad, by the way…”


  18. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:10 pm:

    “Do you think I can get one of those director jobs? They just got a 15% raise”


  19. - 10th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:10 pm:

    “Guess Eddie Burke didn’t follow your ‘An Apple a Day keeps the Feds Away’ program??”


  20. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:10 pm:

    “Golden delicious. 12:15. Everyday. Don’t worry Mr. Speaker”.


  21. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:11 pm:

    Nice tie, Mike. Watching the president’s speech tonight?


  22. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:14 pm:

    ===Oswego Willie doesn’t write enough — he needs to share MORE of his wisdom.===

    No.

    “So you know, Speaker, we wouldn’t object if you took out that Willy guy on Rich’s blog. He’s small peanuts”


  23. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:14 pm:

    “I just wanted to say, if you need help with creating a map or anything, my door is always open.”


  24. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:15 pm:

    “Speaker, I know who you might want drawn out of a map, you know who I might want drawn out of a map… “


  25. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:17 pm:

    “We’ll both miss Peter Breen, Speaker”


  26. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:18 pm:

    “Leader Durkin, where is the going away party for Rep. Ives being held?”


  27. - roadhouse - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:19 pm:

    Practicing the secret hand shake at 3. By the flag pole.


  28. - bayleaf - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:20 pm:

    “Hey Mike, what do you want from Taco Bell?”


  29. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:22 pm:

    “Good luck with your billionaire. It ain’t all sunshine and lollipops, believe me… “


  30. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:24 pm:

    “Bruce wanted me to give you a message and I told him, ‘Governor, I don’t work for you anymore, tell him yourself’… “


  31. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:24 pm:

    So, you’ll need how many seats on my side of the aisle?


  32. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:26 pm:

    “If Pritzker keeps taking people from my side for his administration I’m going to be left with Skillicorn as a ranking member… “


  33. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:27 pm:

    “To be honest, if we’re above 40 seats after 2020 I’m calling it a win… “


  34. - OneMan - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:30 pm:

    Yes, I will send you a damn clock.


  35. - Nick Name - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:37 pm:

    “You’re shorter than you seem from the Speaker’s podium.”


  36. - Stumpy's bunker - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:41 pm:

    Yes Mike, I suppose the last four years WERE “a hoot”.


  37. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:41 pm:

    “Speaker, you had Clemson and ‘the over’… nobody had that… “


  38. - Jocko - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:48 pm:

    How about we switch things up this time around? You can play the fiscal conservative and I will be the social libertarian.


  39. - Steve - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:49 pm:

    “Mike , me and my wife want you to do our property tax appeals business”


  40. - Stumpy's bunker - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:52 pm:

    “Whatever you have in that cup, I’m gonna need some”.


  41. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 12:59 pm:

    This photo is screaming for a Godfather quote. I just can’t come up with a good one.


  42. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 1:03 pm:

    With apologies to Hall and Oates:
    Everybody’s high on consolation
    Brucie tried to tell me what is right for me, yeah
    Jeanne Ives tried to bore me with a sermon
    But it’s plain to see that they can’t comfort me

    Sorry, Mikey, for the imposition
    I think I got (it got it), I got the strength to carry on, yeah
    I need a drink and a quick decision
    Now it’s up to me, ooh, and my super minority

    He’s gone, he’s gone
    Oh I, oh I
    I better learn how to face it
    He’s gone, he’s gone
    Oh I, oh I
    We now have Pritzker to replace him
    He’s gone, and he’s gone
    Oh why, what went wrong?


  43. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 1:03 pm:

    “Mike, you are my father.”


  44. - CharlieKratos - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 1:10 pm:

    “Madigan, trying to convince Durkin to leave the room so he can bring everyone else back in to sneak in a vote for a huge gas tax increase.” - Allen Skillicorn, probably.


  45. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 1:52 pm:

    “Mr. Speaker” is this an intimidation attempt?”

    “Only if you want them to be.”


  46. - Commonsense in Illinois - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 1:53 pm:

    “Well, Mr. Durkin, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating that our long state nightmare is over…”


  47. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 1:57 pm:

    “You know that a tax hike is coming, Jim.. Let me know if you need a good lawyer.”


  48. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 1:58 pm:

    “What did I tell Burke about talking on the phone? Now he knows….”


  49. - Mama - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:15 pm:

    Hey Mike, do you have any job openings?


  50. - Driveby - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:23 pm:

    - Oswego Willy - Please get a life. Or are you working on state time?


  51. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:27 pm:

    - Driveby -

    Everyone’s a critic, LOL

    Happy New Year. Be well.

    “Caption?”

    “If I learned anything, Speaker, it’s that money changes people.”


  52. - Tim - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:34 pm:

    Don’t you have to accomplish something to congratulate each other?


  53. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:34 pm:

    “So, Mike, do you know anyone who might want to bankroll my caucus now?”


  54. - A guy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:40 pm:

    With Fast Eddie Burke on the shelf, I’ll need you to take a look at a piece of property for me.


  55. - A guy - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:42 pm:

    ==With Fast Eddie Burke on the shelf, I’ll need you to take a look at a piece of property for me.==

    If you’re too busy, I could ask Johnny C, but I’d like to keep it in our chamber if we can.


  56. - Hamlet's Ghost - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:45 pm:

    Tell me, have you started on the next map?


  57. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 2:51 pm:

    JD- “Umm..Mr. Speaker?”

    MJM- “Yes?”

    JD- “I am Jim Durkin”

    MJM- “Yes, I know who you are…Jimmy”

    JD- “Oh, well that’s great….I just wanted to say congratulations and that I am sorry.”

    MJM- “Thank you. Sorry for what?”

    JD- “Do I have to?”

    MJM- “yes”

    JD- “I am sorry for the last 4 years. Genuinely”

    MJM- ‘Not yet, but you will be.”


  58. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 6:36 pm:

    Be my friend? Godfather?


  59. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 9:38 pm:

    Scott gave me this empty disposable cup, said it was his legacy


  60. - Billinois - Tuesday, Jan 8, 19 @ 10:33 pm:

    “Do I even need to show up anymore?”


  61. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 9, 19 @ 6:32 am:

    “the art of this was to ignore all insults, all threats, to turn the other cheek” Mario putzo the Godfather


  62. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 9, 19 @ 8:20 am:

    Mind if I wipe my feet on your new political corpus


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