* House Speaker Michael Madigan used his inaugural address to bash Gov. Rauner, but Senate President John Cullerton took a different tack. From Cullerton’s speech…
Governor Rauner, thank you for presiding over today’s ceremony.
And, on behalf of the Illinois Senate, thank you for your public service.
We may have had our differences, from time to time, but you took on a challenge when others merely complain from the sidelines.
Thank you, and I wish you and your family the best.
* The Question: What is the truly nicest thing you can say about the departing governor? This is a serious question, so no snark. And if you can’t say anything nice, then please do not respond to the question.