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Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021

* Do what you do.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

24 Comments
  1. - Jim - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 8:43 am:

    Have to drive today, combine a trip.


  2. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 8:45 am:

    Dee doo doo doo, dee dah dah dah is what I do.


  3. - BigLou - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 8:48 am:

    Anyone else see they dropped the news the day before thanksgiving about Chicago coming to an agreement and paying with the Whistleblowers in the City Treasurers office? Wonder what they we blowing their whistles about. Naturally they had to sign non-disclosure agreements.


  4. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 8:56 am:

    A bit of a nice warmup is coming. At this time of the year, will gladly take it. May this winter be not too cold and snowy, unlike last winter with all the snow.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 8:57 am:

    Thank you, Rich for having the ***Live Coverage*** post daily.

    While the comments for that post are usually sparse, I check it out though out the day.

    Just want to show appreciation and props for you doing that.


  6. - OldenTimes - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 8:57 am:

    Pining for the days when LGB was only synonymous with Let’s Go Blues…


  7. - OneMan - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:18 am:

    ==- Pining for the days when LGB was only synonymous with Let’s Go Blues… ===

    I’m not.


  8. - OneMan - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:20 am:

    From an ‘I am glad that people are paying attention to the issues folks have and how they are treated’ and as a Blackhawks fan.


  9. - 10th Ward - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:22 am:

    Did Fast Eddie report yesterday? Quick web search doesn’t indicate that he actually did? Last stories stated that yesterday was the date he was supposed to go to the gray bar hotel


  10. - H-W - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:32 am:

    I just renewed my license plates. It really bugs me that the state charges a variable processing fee for using credit cards/debit cards. How in the world is that not a flat fee of about 50 cents? I understand paying more for vanity plates. I even understand the reason the prices went up. But the processing fee seems to just be a slap in the face, especially today when few carry cash, and most do not use checks.

    Rude I say.


  11. - lakefront - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:33 am:

    Are you watching the bulls regularly? If so, how many years has it been since you’ve been engaged with the team?


  12. - SAP - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:38 am:

    LaMarr Hoyt RIP. Key part of that Winning Ugly squad.


  13. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:46 am:

    ==Are you watching the bulls regularly? If so, how many years has it been since you’ve been engaged with the team? ==

    *This* engaged honestly probably goes back to the MJ era.

    But my interest, as you might guess, did spike in the Rose/Taj era.


  14. - JoanP - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:48 am:

    @ H-W -

    The State is recouping what the credit card companies charge it. It could be done by raising the cost of license plates to everyone, but it is fairer to pass it on to those who choose to use credit cards.


  15. - TheInvisibleMan - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:55 am:

    Filed under the “It’s just a bill”

    filed yesterday by Adam Niemerg.

    HB4239 - COVID-19 RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION


  16. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 9:55 am:

    “It could be done by raising the cost” IIRC, that’s not an option either because the cost of the plates is *the cost of the plates* and not “what we want to charge and someone might get a cut off the top in certain circumstances.”


  17. - Dankakee - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 10:01 am:

    If Chicago doesn’t get its map situation under control, the Council Wars are going to seem quaint compared to the next two years.


  18. - AnonAgain - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 10:03 am:

    H-W- and why do we have to pay a company in Ohio to print our drivers license?


  19. - Steve Rogers - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 10:14 am:

    @HW: Also, if you do the echeck option (pull money direct from your checking/savings account), there is no fee.


  20. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 10:18 am:

    ===Filed under the “It’s just a bill”===

    Add it to the large pile of his bills that go absolutely nowhere.


  21. - TheInvisibleMan - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 10:31 am:

    If by go nowhere, you mean be used as campaign fodder to claim credentials among the disease spreading voting crowd, then yes.

    I’ve been watching these go nowhere bills for awhile. They quite regularly show up in social media posts within 48 hours, in those same social media groups I was mentioning the other day. Usually posted by either the rep filing the bill or a campaign supporter.

    There’s a weird ecosystem developing.


  22. - thoughts matter - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 12:29 pm:

    The fee is dictated by the contract with the credit card processing company.

    I just went over to the IDPH Covid page. They are getting the cases caught up from the holiday weekend. Today’s numbers are not great at all.


  23. - thisjustinagain - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 1:10 pm:

    To: BigLou - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 8:48 am: regarding settlements with City whistleblowers and signing non-disclosure agreements. NDA’s are illegal; all settlements with State and local government are considered public records under Illinois FOIA. I fought this argument with the State over DHS issues when they settled suits. Had to cite both the FOIA and Attorney General opinions to get the NDA language deleted from the settlement agreements.


  24. - BigLou - Wednesday, Dec 1, 21 @ 3:45 pm:

    thisjustinagain

    Thanks. Hope someone finds out what happened.


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