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Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 - Posted by Isabel Miller

* It’s debate day! Let’s talk about Illinois.

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  1. - JS Mill - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 8:50 am:

    Is There something going on in Illinois that is worth talking about? /s

    Looking forward to the debate and I am hoping Pritzker stomps on bailey. I do question whether bailey is aware enough to know if he gets trounced and I am willing to bet that he declares himself the winner regardless.


  2. - Loyal Virus - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 8:55 am:

    Secretly hoping Bailey brings up furries and litterboxes.


  3. - TheInvisibleMan - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 8:56 am:

    Bailey is about to have his ‘Nixon/JFK moment’.

    Having a large TV audience is not going to do him any favors - once he starts speaking.


  4. - Vote Quimby - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:01 am:

    I second Loyal Virus’ motion about DB bringing up litterboxes. The debate should be… interesting.


  5. - Shibboleth - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:05 am:

    =Secretly hoping Bailey brings up furries and litterboxes.=

    Personally, I somewhat hope he doesn’t. Lauf bringing it up again has revealed that a surprising amount of seemingly rational people are falling for it. It seems furries are just too effective of a target to use in attacking public schools, even if its blatant lies about both the schools and the internet community. The less these baseless claims get spread the better, in my opinion.


  6. - ZC - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:05 am:

    I’m looking forward to fascinating demographic and methodological nuances about whether Illinois has not been losing population between 2010-2020 or maybe has been between 2021-22. Ha ha, just kidding.


  7. - Shibboleth - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:06 am:

    -surprising amount of seemingly rational people-

    I should clarify that this is a personal anecdote from the experience of this Southern Illinoisan.


  8. - Blue Dog - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:07 am:

    here in Shawnee I guestimate 15% fall foliage


  9. - Stix Hix - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:08 am:

    7:00 p.m. can’t come soon enough.


  10. - Friendly Bob Adams - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:09 am:

    Got out for a short walk this morning. Another great fall day here in beautiful DuPage County.

    Big decision as to whether the lawn needs to be mowed one last time this year….


  11. - Henry Francis - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:10 am:

    Senator Bailey, my question for you is the following:

    Under Gov Pritzker, Illinois schools have seen an influx of kitty litter boxes replacing regular restroom facilities. You operate a school, what are you doing to push back against this travesty? And does your school have any anti-kitty litter policies to protect its students?


  12. - MisterJayEm - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:10 am:

    Eric Weinberg, a very successful Hollywood executive, was

    arrested Tuesday, nearly a week after he was charged with 18 felony counts including rape, oral copulation, forcible sexual penetration, sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment by use of violence, assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury and attempted forcible penetration with a foreign object, according to the district attorney’s office.

    He was released that day on a $5 million bond. His arraignment was scheduled for Oct. 25.

    https://text.npr.org/1127167367

    He was charged with 18 felony sex crimes — but released on bond because he is rich.

    Not an Illinois story, but it does illustrate the function of the Illinois SAFE-T Act: the Act will base pretrial detention on someone’s actual dangerousness, not merely on their ability to pay.

    – MrJM


  13. - Amalia - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:17 am:

    Senator Bailey, describe one day in your life in Hellhole.


  14. - Dr. M - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:19 am:

    It’s unfortunate that tonight’s debates for the 13th district and governor’s race are scheduled at the same time. I plan on primarily tuning into Deering/Budzinski and switching the to Gov debate during the commercials. The 13th race will be close, unlike the gov race. I’m really curious how abortion politics will play into this, too. With gas prices up again I think abortion becomes less salient to a lot of folks who know it will remain legal in Illinois regardless of whether the R’s regain the House/Congress.


  15. - Jerry - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:20 am:

    @henryfrancis: do you support an Illinois child’s “Right to Use” a kitty litter box or do you believe in Government regulation of their use? Enquiring minds want to know. ;-)


  16. - OneMan - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:25 am:

    “Having a large TV audience is not going to do him any favors - once he starts speaking.”

    I think large TV audience is going to be very generous.


  17. - DTownResident - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:25 am:

    I am sure schools will come up. I am sure Bailey will bring up the Wall Street Journal/Wirepoints editorial calling Illinois schools poor and suggesting Decatur is the worst and ita staff and teachers should be fired. It’s the same misusing of test scores the far right has been using to trash schools since A Nation at Risk. It uses a level of Proficient on the IAR tests as grade level when it is a level purposefully set to have only 30some percent reach it so it is much higher than grade level. Anyway they hold up Florida in Ted’s article as a model when less students hit the same level there. The biggest difference between Florida and Illinois is out of the five levels of testing, Illinois labels 4 and 5 as grade level and passing. Florida considers levels 2-5 to be passing.


  18. - Dysfunction Junction - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:31 am:

    If the first word out of his mouth is “Friends…” then we’d better buckle in for a long ride. He might just think he’s on Fakebook Live again.


  19. - Skeptic - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:33 am:

    “Big decision as to whether the lawn needs to be mowed one last time this year…” If it helps, I vote “No.”


  20. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:33 am:

    ===I think large TV audience is going to be very generous. ===

    Correct. As we’ll discuss later, gubernatorial debates should not be treated like presidential debates.


  21. - Arsenal - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:37 am:

    ==Having a large TV audience is not going to do him any favors==

    Well, good news for Bailey, there’s not going to be a large audience.

    No one is going to remember this unless someone makes just an unbelievable gaffe, and even then, only the gaffe will be seen.


  22. - Matthew Dean - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:38 am:

    Tyson Foods leaving the state and taking 500 jobs with them. Not ideal.


  23. - Gruntled University Employee - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:47 am:

    I’m going to be on the road this evening, does anyone know if a Central Illinois radio station will be covering the debate?


  24. - Rabid - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:53 am:

    Tyson bought hillshire Chicago


  25. - SKI - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:56 am:

    Does anyone know if the debate will be streaming online anywhere? All the coverage I’ve seen only mentions the TV stations, nothing about radio or online.


  26. - JS Mill - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 9:58 am:

    =Personally, I somewhat hope he doesn’t. Lauf bringing it up again has revealed that a surprising amount of seemingly rational people are falling for it. It seems furries are just too effective of a target to use in attacking public schools, even if its blatant lies about both the schools and the internet community. The less these baseless claims get spread the better, in my opinion.=

    Amen.

    =Tyson Foods leaving the state and taking 500 jobs with them. Not ideal.=

    They are taking their office staff in Chicago and moving them back to their hq.

    They Are not closing their Illinois plants though. A closer read would reveal that.


  27. - Papa2008 - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 10:03 am:

    broadcasted on WMBD, on CIProud.com, or on the CIProud 2 Go mobile app. Nexstar stations throughout Illinois will also be broadcasting the event.


  28. - TheInvisibleMan - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 10:11 am:

    –I think large TV audience is going to be very generous.–

    Fair point.

    Larger audience than his facebook streams.


  29. - Dysfunction Junction - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 10:12 am:

    =Tyson Foods leaving the state and taking 500 jobs with them. Not ideal.= They are taking their office staff in Chicago and moving them back to their hq.=

    By the way, they are also relocating their corporate employees from South Dakota to their Springdale AR headquarters. Yes, zero percent corporate tax rate South Dakota. Sometimes companies make decisions for reasons other than tax avoidance.


  30. - Steve Rogers - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 10:24 am:

    MLB Illinois story: Nick Maton of the Phillies got a hit off of his brother Phil Maton of the Astros yesterday. First time they ever faced each other, I think.


  31. - Red Ketcher - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 10:38 am:

    Aug 3,2022 Tyson 250 New Jobs

    CASEYVILLE, Ill. - Governor JB Pritzker helped to officially break ground Wednesday at the new Tyson Foods processing plant in downstate Illinois.

    Tyson is investing more than $180 million in the plant expansion in Caseyville, making it capable of producing 16 million pounds of product a year.

    The expansion will also create 250 jobs at the facility.


  32. - Original Rambler - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 10:43 am:

    The Tyson move made a CNN Business story this morning. Story has a recap of other moves. Not a pretty headline.


  33. - Original Rambler - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 10:51 am:

    I wouldn’t be so self-assured if I was JB. He has everything to lose and little to gain. An opponent with little to lose and much to gain is a dangerous opponent. I’d anticipate DB to throw out something from left field in an attempt to fluster JB and make him look like he does not have commend of the facts.


  34. - Anyone Remember - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 11:14 am:

    Illinois-centric question. Do people think this version of “pay by the mile” will ever be tried here in Illinois? Why or why not?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2022/10/06/virginia-gas-tax-mile/


  35. - XonXoff - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 11:18 am:

    == I’d anticipate DB to throw out something from left field in an attempt to fluster JB and make him look like he does not have commend of the facts. ==

    Hopefully moderators draw the line at serpent handling. /s


  36. - Demoralized - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 11:22 am:

    ==I’d anticipate DB to throw out something from left field==

    That’s pretty much all he’s done. Not sure how much further out into left field he can get.


  37. - ZC - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 11:25 am:

    >> I wouldn’t be so self-assured if I was JB. He has everything to lose and little to gain.

    That’s why I’m impressed JB is doing this, actually. The norm is pretty busted; he doesn’t have to, anymore. And I think it’s a stretch to say, he’s worried about possible backlash if he doesn’t.

    But it’s the right thing to do, regardless.


  38. - 32nd Ward Roscoe Village - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 11:53 am:

    I just saw the headline that I might be voting in a new polling place on election day because of the consolidation of precincts. I looked up my address and, indeed, the church at the end of my block that hosted two precincts and where I have voted for more than 30 years in no more; I have to go to the elementary school several blocks away.

    I understand why they have done it, but it still makes me sad, more ways seeing neighbors (who are election judges and precinct workers) has become harder.


  39. - thisjustinagain - Thursday, Oct 6, 22 @ 1:28 pm:

    Not likely to watch the debate; I know I won’t vote for Bailey in any event.

    FYI if you’re able: Cook County needs Election Judges ($200) and Polling Place Technicians ($365) per https://www.cookcountyclerkil.gov/news/poll-workers-needed-suburban-cook-county-november-8-gubernatorial-general-election


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