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Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 - Posted by Rich Miller

* From the governor’s office…

Statement

The Office the Governor in Springfield will undergo renovations beginning the week of December 10 with the goal of improving functionality for staff. It is expected to conclude before the end of the year. The work will take place in the Governor’s working office and in the reception area on the second floor in the capitol. The Governor will be funding the renovations himself, at an estimated cost of $40,000.

Background

    * The administration worked with the Architect of the Capitol to ensure the modifications will not compromise the historical integrity of the office.
    * The work will be done by a union firm that uses only union subcontractors.
    * The Governor’s working office is a small office that is beside the ceremonial office, and where the Governor primarily does his work.
    * The Governor’s working office will be renovated to improve soundproofing to make the area inside and outside of it more private. In the reception area, a partition will be installed so the space can be more accessible to staff.
    * The renovations to the reception area are temporary and can be easily removed at a future date.

* The Question: As long as he’s paying for the renovations, what “cool” stuff should the governor add to his working office?

       

64 Comments
  1. - DuPage Saint - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:04 pm:

    Anti bugging hardware


  2. - Anon 1:04 - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:04 pm:

    A hot tub?


  3. - Anon 1:04 - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:04 pm:

    Adding: a hot tub for all the legislators who are in hot water….


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:05 pm:

    Golf simulator and adjacent putting green.

    A 15×15 room will do…


  5. - YesPlease - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:07 pm:

    An indoor/outdoor swimming pool slide from Capital to Stratton building and vice versa. And a waterfall somewhere.


  6. - A Jack - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:10 pm:

    A Star Trek style teleporter to get him around the state faster. This saves the taxpayer money and reduces carbon emissions.


  7. - Nagidam - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:11 pm:

    A hookah lounge.

    After hitting a few balls on OW’s golf simulator I can hit ANON 1:04’s hot tub and then relax in the Pritzker Hookah Lounge…toilets optional


  8. - Intheknow - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:11 pm:

    Working toilets


  9. - Rabid - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:11 pm:

    Pit of despair


  10. - Norseman - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:12 pm:

    A formal bar with video feeds to both chambers. This will help JB lobby members. Thompson’s liquor stock was kept in his bathroom.


  11. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:12 pm:

    Wet bar with wine and craft beer from around the state.


  12. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:12 pm:

    Best skiff ever…for ultra secure chillin’.


  13. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:14 pm:

    I always found the Cone of Silence to be useful


  14. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:14 pm:

    A “Cone of Silence”


  15. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:15 pm:

    =Tommydanger= LOL


  16. - A Jack - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:16 pm:

    A time machine so he can go back and tell the GA they should probably fund the pension system. And maybe deal with that goat curse thing for the Cubs.


  17. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:16 pm:

    He might be able to get some decorating tips and unused materials from former Rep. Schock.


  18. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:17 pm:

    This chair:
    https://www.luxuo.com/the-lux-list/collectibles/chair-by-pininfarina.html


  19. - SouthSide Markie - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:18 pm:

    Work space for all the FBI agents visiting the building.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:21 pm:

    A 1950s styled ice cream counter, with all the fixins. Popcorn machine nearby, optional.


  21. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:22 pm:

    A foosball table would be a nice addition.


  22. - callback to an old post - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:24 pm:

    Do you think they could get Dan Rostenkowski’s kegerator from Nisei Lounge?


  23. - phocion - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:28 pm:

    A trap door in front of his desk, with a button to activate it under his desk, a la Montgomery Burns.


  24. - OneMan - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:30 pm:

    A Captain Kirk chair for the gov.

    Zip Lines

    A machine that makes horseshoes (the sandwich)

    Smoke machine and led lighting


  25. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:37 pm:

    Maybe a two-lane bowling alley, auto setting, overhead scoring.


  26. - Honeybear - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:39 pm:

    Sausage Grinder, a large mixing vat and an industrial stuffer. All behind a viewing window so that the public can see how the sausage is made.


  27. - Gallagher - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:40 pm:

    Elvis statue.


  28. - Bruce( no not him) - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:42 pm:

    A corral for the “corruption roundup”.


  29. - Earnest - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:47 pm:

    Plants and a desk that can change levels between sitting to standing. Sorry, nothing funny comes to mind today.


  30. - Flapdoodle - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:48 pm:

    I’m with PCK @ 1:12


  31. - Nobody Sent - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:50 pm:

    A lie detector, with a room full of backups, since all of the politicians and lobbyists coming through will wear them out pretty quick.


  32. - Tim - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:55 pm:

    A calculator so someone in the state government can learn to properly do math.


  33. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:56 pm:

    How about making the porch on east side of suite usable?


  34. - Downstate Dave - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:58 pm:

    Large, ornate copper doors would go over really well!


  35. - Marty Meh-lan - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 1:58 pm:

    Maybe he can pick up that hologram machine CNN used at President Barack Obama’s Grant Park Speech on election night.


  36. - Les Nesman - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:00 pm:

    A disco ball


  37. - WH Mess - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:03 pm:

    A treadmill under a standing desk. I want the guy to stick around.


  38. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:12 pm:

    Portrait of Sam Shapiro, with cut-out eyes that follow you around the room.


  39. - Huh? - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:14 pm:

    Meat grinder, large stand mixer, and sausage stuffing machine. ‘Cause you know that saying about politics and sausage making …


  40. - Pyrman - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:17 pm:

    A desk and chair for me to sit at.


  41. - Huh? - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:17 pm:

    Doh. HB beat me to the sausage making.


  42. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:18 pm:

    A big poster of the late Chicago alderman Paddy Bauler holding a stein of beer with the caption, “Illinois ain’t ready for reform yet.”


  43. - Nieva - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:22 pm:

    Corn dog and lemon shakeup stand would be a nice addition it would add to the circus atmosphere.


  44. - DIstant watcher - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:24 pm:

    Really hope he includes a bust that hides a red button that opens the secret door in the bookshelves to reveal the batpoles.


  45. - Langhorne - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:25 pm:

    Citibank coffee shop


  46. - Les Nesman - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:26 pm:

    A desk for Jay Hoffman…..


  47. - Blue Dog Dem - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:27 pm:

    Lockbox


  48. - Rudy's teeth - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:29 pm:

    Consider monogrammed defibrillators for all legislators over age 75. Should also include the State Board of Elections members.


  49. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:33 pm:

    A genuine Abraham Lincoln hat — I can hook him up for just $6.5 million.

    – MrJM


  50. - 21st State - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:34 pm:

    Bud Bar/Dispensary counter

    OTB stations + slots

    think of the tax $$ generated!


  51. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:40 pm:

    A Scrooge McDuck room full of gold coins to jump in for a break.


  52. - Jose Abreu's Next Homerun - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:46 pm:

    a statue of Melissa Conyears-Ervin, The Money Lady


  53. - Drake Mallard - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 2:48 pm:

    An indoor apple tree - you know - to keep Mike happy


  54. - BluegrassBoy - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 3:00 pm:

    A stage that can be moved to the Y Block so we don’t look like fools if we get the Levitt Amp grant again


  55. - Try-4-Truth - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 3:00 pm:

    Horseshoe Bar…

    Like a taco bar with, you know, horseshoe stuff


  56. - Maryjane - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 3:05 pm:

    Since you asked: A well-appointed, state of the art, growspace. But that’s just me. ;-)


  57. - Stones - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 3:08 pm:

    Secret taping system.


  58. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 3:14 pm:

    A Kiss pinball machine with slightly lower sensitivity to allow more body english.


  59. - El Conquistador - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 3:24 pm:

    How about a faux Rauner head mount with antlers - you know kinda like a jack-a-lobe


  60. - NIU Grad - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 5:01 pm:

    “The Governor’s working office is a small office that is beside the ceremonial office, and where the Governor primarily does his work.”

    This is the first reference I’ve seen of this publicly…I wish they would just renovate the ceremonial office and make that the real office…otherwise, what’s the point?


  61. - Huh? - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 5:20 pm:

    A ticker board with a real time totals of the outstanding bill’s owed and pension debt.


  62. - Anyone Remember - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 5:57 pm:

    Huh? You mean the Jim Edgar Pension Ramp Tote Board?


  63. - Lodestar - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 7:10 pm:

    A champagne room for Jason Ervin’s bachelor party to be guarded and bounced by Melissa Conyears Ervin’s taxpayer funded private security.


  64. - Nitemayor - Wednesday, Nov 27, 19 @ 8:48 am:

    Electronic gaming room and CBD oil counter.


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