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Monday, Feb 22, 2021

* A blast from the past unsucccessfully threw his hat into the ring yesterday to replace former Rep. Michael J. Madigan…


I’m thinking this caption contest probably won’t be successful because 1) He’s a former Senator and y’all hate commenting about the Senate no matter what; and 2) He lost to Radogno in 1996, which is a very long time ago. But, whatevs. Let’s see. Maybe there’s enough old-timers interested in the Senate to push this up to double digits.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

35 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:11 pm:

    “I’m tan, I’m fit, and I’m here to tell some stories”


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:13 pm:

    “And I said to myself… this… is the business… we chose… “


  3. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:16 pm:

    “No one cares about the Senate. The fact I was once a Republican back in that chamber shouldn’t be used against me here”


  4. - Boomerang - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:17 pm:

    “I don’t see color. I don’t see too much lights and darks either.
    I don’t see much of anything anymore.”


  5. - @misterjayem - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:18 pm:

    “We can’t bust heads like we used to. But we have our ways. One trick is to tell stories that don’t go anywhere. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. ‘Gimme five bees for a quarter,’ you’d say. Now where were we… oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have any white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…”

    – MrJM


  6. - Nuke The Whales - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:18 pm:

    Robert Raica asking if anyone knows where the gift shop is after spending a day learning about Lithuanian history.


  7. - The Real Captain - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:19 pm:

    Hey Mike, don’t let these dames keep me from my big comeback. I promise, you do me this favor, and I’ll give you all the summer jobs you want. Just like the old days!


  8. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:20 pm:

    “Mike, you were bigger than US Steel”


  9. - Frumpy White Guy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:20 pm:

    I want to be da Speaker! I get that automatic if I git da appointment. Right?


  10. - Red Ranger - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:21 pm:

    “I wore this coat on my last day in Springfield, I thought it was a good day to bring it out again”

    The Trib article linked is great. The names are a trip down memory lane.


  11. - Loop Lady - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:25 pm:

    Count me in with old folks…
    I do think Radogno did a great job…
    I had respect for her and Judy Baar…


  12. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:26 pm:

    They told me to go with the mock neck…for da style.


  13. - danray - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:26 pm:

    Naw, naw, naw! You do the CPR like dis!


  14. - Oldtimer - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:26 pm:

    “Community endorsements?” Pate Philip and Walter Dudycz.


  15. - Dawgs - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:27 pm:

    “I miss my Magnum PI mustache and tan, but maybe if I go back to Springfield…”

    or

    “Yes, I voted against Pate, but he gave me this fancy sportcoat as a parting gift.”


  16. - Rudy’s teeth - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:27 pm:

    At least he’s not sporting a gold chain.


  17. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:29 pm:

    “All I’m gonna say… I learned, I lost, now I want back in. If you’ll indulge me, I’ll tell a couple odd thoughts and let you get back to moving in from me like everyone else.”


  18. - 47th Ward - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:30 pm:

    Whaddya mean the Rathskeller ain’t there no more?


  19. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:30 pm:

    “I’ve been called the Abe Vigoda of senators long gone. Yes, I’m still around. Yes, I’m here. No, I don’t expect anyone to remember me”


  20. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 3:44 pm:

    “I was told lunch was being served.”


  21. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 4:14 pm:

    “Those who don’t know, I’m Robert Raica not Tony Peraica… “


  22. - Anyone Remember - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 4:17 pm:

    Look at the pictures on his Facebook page. Apparently he still thinks it is 1996.


  23. - Gary Hart - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 4:33 pm:

    “Where you’ll always save more money…”


  24. - AlfondoGonz - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 4:36 pm:

    “It was either this or a John Prine lookalike contest.”


  25. - Give Me A Break - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 4:53 pm:

    Upon learning the Rat is no more, Raica announces his withdraw from the race.


  26. - Molaro friend - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 5:09 pm:

    He was the “security guard “ at Bob Molaro’s wake for some reason.


  27. - bogey golfer - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 5:15 pm:

    I’m seeing a resemblance with Pat Summerall.


  28. - Bruce( no not him) - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 5:21 pm:

    If I’d worn a tie, would I have got the job?


  29. - "Old Timer Dem" - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 5:33 pm:

    Strictly an opportunist. I believe he became a fireman during the 1979 Firemen’s strike.


  30. - OurMagician - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 5:33 pm:

    Pat Quinn asked me to come here on his behalf as this is the only office in Illinois he’s not run for.


  31. - Essential State Employee - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 5:56 pm:

    =I’m seeing a resemblance with Pat Summerall.=

    “I’m the Pat Summerall to Rich’s John Madden.”


  32. - Essential State Employee - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 6:02 pm:

    “So long Saputo’s. Hello McDonald’s, Burger King, and Hardees on West Jefferson.”


  33. - Essential State Employee - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 6:39 pm:

    =I’m seeing a resemblance with Pat Summerall.=

    “Me and Willy, we always used to broadcast the Tom Cross Celebrity Golf Invitational.”


  34. - S. Side - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 7:28 pm:

    Dudycz? He’s waitin’ outside in the car. Said he’d be my driver if I can get this gig.


  35. - Rich Hill - Monday, Feb 22, 21 @ 7:59 pm:

    “I look forward to helping Pate Phillip build our majority.”


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