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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 - Posted by Rich Miller

* I saw this on Twitter, but a legislator also snapped a pic this morning outside the Capitol Building…

*** UPDATE 1 *** From comments…

A few minutes ago, the shirt had moved to cover the old drinking fountain next [to] the security station inside the East entrance to the Stratton Building.

And here it is…

*** UPDATE 2 *** It’s been moved again…

*** UPDATE 3 *** On the move…

*** UPDATE 4 *** Landed…

*** UPDATE 5 *** Tucked in for the night…

       

102 Comments
  1. - The Opinions Bureau - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:40 am:

    “Can’t believe John Cullerton made the Rapture list”


  2. - South of Sherman - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:40 am:

    “I would give Mike Madigan the shirt off my back, but since I can’t seem to find him at the moment, I’ll just leave it here.” — just about any Com Ed executive, probably


  3. - SOIL M - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:40 am:

    What’s more useless than an empty suit?


  4. - Loyal Virus - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:40 am:

    I’m gonna need you to come in on a Saturday


  5. - CO - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:44 am:

    “Gordon Gekko is in the building”


  6. - twowaystreet - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:47 am:

    Superman had a few crimes to stop before getting back to his uncover gig as a lobbyist.


  7. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:49 am:

    Illinois dirty laundry


  8. - Former ILSIP - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:50 am:

    I found the shirt, now where did I leave the seersucker suit?


  9. - Candy Dogood - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:51 am:

    “Won’t people see us together if I put the bribe in your shirt pocket at the Capitol?


  10. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:51 am:

    The shirt that wore the camera


  11. - Stuck in Celliniland - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:52 am:

    “Too cheap to send a staffer over to the laundromat at Fairhills Mall to have this shirt dry cleaned.”


  12. - Steve Rogers - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:53 am:

    Yeeahhhh, Loyal Virus beat me to it.


  13. - Ink-Stained Wretch - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:54 am:

    I wondered when Miller would literally hang some pol out to dry.


  14. - twowaystreet - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:55 am:

    Ruh-roh raggy


  15. - ArchPundit - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:56 am:

    Never seen a woman throw out a man’s clothes and hang them up.


  16. - Big Dipper - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:57 am:

    Male strippers again?


  17. - twowaystreet - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:07 am:

    Limited office space in Stratton is forcing some lawmakers to get creative for storing spare shirts.


  18. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:07 am:

    Yesterday was Topless Tuesday at the Capitol.


  19. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:07 am:

    Must’ve been a rough night at Boone’s.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:07 am:

    “Look. Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane…”


  21. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:08 am:

    “In this ad, wear the white shirt”


  22. - twowaystreet - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:08 am:

    The “take a shirt, leave a shirt” initiative lacking adequate state funding is off to a slow start.


  23. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:11 am:

    Shirting the law


  24. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:11 am:

    The shirts vs skins House/Senate softball game is something no one wants to see.


  25. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:12 am:

    Take the money leave the shirt


  26. - Stuck in Celliniland - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:12 am:

    “This shirt, valued at about $200 or so, can be yours Free.”


  27. - H-W - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:18 am:

    No shirts allowed beyond this point.


  28. - Give Me A Break - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:18 am:

    Low bidder won the dry cleaning delivery contract.


  29. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:18 am:

    After Harry spilled coffee he’d purchased from that new stand on the 2nd floor, he washed it in a sink and hung it out to dry. He’s currently hiding in the construction site… shirtless and shivering.


  30. - twowaystreet - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:18 am:

    Did no one tell Mark Maxwell that “hanging you shirt up?” was a figure of speech before he left WCIA?


  31. - The Ford Lawyer - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:19 am:

    No, I said “leave the gun, take the shirt.”


  32. - twowaystreet - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:22 am:

    “That’s the last of it!” exclaimed Speaker Welch as he finally rid his office of all of Madigan’s possessions.


  33. - Loop Lady - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:25 am:

    Well, at least he wasn’t a stuffed shirt..


  34. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:27 am:

    An unusually tough walk of shame from the Stratton building.


  35. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:30 am:

    Rauner Capitol Portrait


  36. - twowaystreet - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:31 am:

    It’s a shame that Bailey’s last piece of legislation to create a state sponsored fighting pit outside the capitol hasn’t gained more traction. He’s been standing inside that thing shirtless since November.


  37. - Gravitas - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:32 am:

    If the IGOLD march gets too rowdy, I can simply change shirts and make my exit stage right without being noticed.


  38. - Dave Dahl - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:32 am:

    But who will wear the jacket?


  39. - Facts Matter - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:32 am:

    A few minutes ago, the shirt had moved to cover the old drinking fountain next the security station inside the East entrance to the Stratton Building.


  40. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:36 am:

    Stephen Finder, the sole registered opponent of SB1699, paid up on a bet after the bill cleared the Senate 54-0.


  41. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:37 am:

    ===A few minutes ago, the shirt had moved===

    Somebody needs to get a pic of that.


  42. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:39 am:

    The Hulk keeps shirts everywhere


  43. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:42 am:

    Darren LaHood back visiting the Statehouse.


  44. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:42 am:

    Kramer: Well, the we saw this woman, and she was wearing a bra with no top.

    Jackie Chiles: No top? She didn’t have a top on?

    Kramer: No. So I got distracted and I crashed the car.

    Jackie Chiles: Well, how would you describe this woman? Would you say she was an attractive woman?

    Kramer: Oh, yeah.

    Jackie Chiles: So we got an attractive woman, wearing a bra, no top, walking around in broad daylight. She’s flouting society’s conventions.

    Kramer: She was flouting.

    Jackie Chiles: That’s totally inappropriate. It’s lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous.

    Kramer: It was outrageous.


  45. - Jocko - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:45 am:

    The legislative version of a scarecrow to keep Bailey off the grounds.


  46. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:45 am:

    The invisible lobbyist got thirst


  47. - Loop Lady - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:48 am:

    Shirts are optional today in the Statehouse…sorry ladies, men only.


  48. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:50 am:

    Oh d**n, that’s where I left it.

    I’ll post a caption when I get back.


  49. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:52 am:

    Speaker Welch had to buy a whole new wardrobe of short-tailed shirts since he started wearing his pants under his armpits.


  50. - Amalia - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 11:59 am:

    Empty Shirt ISO Empty Suit. Objective, Powerplay


  51. - Rudy’s teeth - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:12 pm:

    If the shirt is Egyptian cotton with French cuffs, it must be a leftover from Blago’s term.


  52. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:15 pm:

    I’m just an empty shell bill on Capitol hill


  53. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:19 pm:

    That empty shirt is making $5K a month on ComEd’s payroll per McClain.


  54. - Captain Obvious - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:20 pm:

    Not the first legislator to shirt himself, just the latest.


  55. - Huh? - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:24 pm:

    A Winchester shirt on gun lobby day.


  56. - Cheswick - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:27 pm:

    A call to order of the blue stripe shirt caucus.


  57. - Amurica - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:32 pm:

    Have shirt-will travel


  58. - Dotnonymous - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:32 pm:

    Sell it… to the Lincoln Library.


  59. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:34 pm:

    Good Will makes an emergency delivery after Mr. Bailey has an unfortunate accident with a flamethrower.


  60. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:34 pm:

    Sadly, the shirt, like the stovepipe hat, could not be authenticated.


  61. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:36 pm:

    Monk Mayfair: “Ham, where did you put Doc’s spare shirt?”


  62. - Amalia - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:54 pm:

    Shirt says, I’m from the door but I have lots of experience elsewhere and I grew up outside the door. Like Paul Vallas.


  63. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:55 pm:

    Mike McClain did say he’d give his friend the shirt off his back.


  64. - The Magnificent Purple Walnut - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:55 pm:

    The label says Carhartt. Did Bruce leave a forwarding address???


  65. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 12:56 pm:

    The brotherhood of the traveling shirt


  66. - thisjustinagain - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:01 pm:

    Kids! Adults! Legislators! It’s time to play “Where’s The Shirt” (banned punctuation). Identify where the shirt is seen and win prizes and acclaim.


  67. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:02 pm:

    No shirt, No shoes, No legislation


  68. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:03 pm:

    “No, mine was yellow. It’s around here somewhere”


  69. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:08 pm:

    Acting out of instinct, Mr. DeVore had filed three lawsuits against it before noticing the shirt was empty.


  70. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:12 pm:

    “People are on edge here these days. I went to talk to a legislator and they told me he had to be sure and handed me a hanger. I haven’t seen my shirt since and they still won’t support my bill. But, things are looking up, I’m meeting other legislators at this sauna joint”


  71. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:13 pm:

    Observing that the shirt, under indoor light, was actually gray instead of blue, Mr. Bailey immediately put it on and donned his “Stars and Bars” necktie.


  72. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:17 pm:

    Lance Yednock: “So then the constituent’s kid says, ‘Can I take a picture of you holding my pet skunk? He’s really friendly.’”


  73. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:19 pm:

    Pat Quinn: “Has anybody claimed this shirt here?”


  74. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:36 pm:

    Alexi Giannoulias: “Hey, that would go great with my basketball cufflinks.”


  75. - btowntruth from forgottonia - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:47 pm:

    Never had the makings of a varsity shirt.


  76. - We’ll See - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:53 pm:

    If this is a teaser for a spinoff of the The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I’m betting the movie will be pretty lame.


  77. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 1:53 pm:

    New interactive GPS game at the Capitol- Laundry Caching.


  78. - Rudy’s teeth - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 2:01 pm:

    So Tony sez, “We don’t want no shirt nobody sent.”


  79. - twowaystreet - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 2:33 pm:

    This shirt is more popular than the IL Senate.


  80. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 2:38 pm:

    ===more popular than the IL Senate===

    Low bar.


  81. - northsider (the original) - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 2:53 pm:

    “I’m too sexy for my shirt”


  82. - Oneman - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 2:59 pm:

    If you get close to it I swear you can hear a CB radio.

    or

    Once they saw the collar tag that said Radio Shack everyone kept their distance from it.


  83. - Jackie - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 3:29 pm:

    It’s magic -nothing up my sleeves.


  84. - Dotnonymous - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 3:32 pm:

    Illinois has a Senate?


  85. - Dotnonymous - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 3:33 pm:

    Yeah…looks like we’re gonna need you to come in Sunday…too.


  86. - Amalia - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 3:59 pm:

    Shirt sited with suited human.


  87. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 4:01 pm:

    How to lose your shirt


  88. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 4:02 pm:

    This shirt is like “Bill” in the “Schoolhouse Rock” cartoon.

    Hopefully it doesn’t get a Veto


  89. - Proud Sucker - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 4:48 pm:

    I’m just a shirt.
    Yes, I’m only a shirt.
    And I’m hanging here on Capitol Yurt.

    (I had to make it rhyme).


  90. - Rudy’s teeth - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 4:56 pm:

    Is that Joe Berrios in the picture?


  91. - walker - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 5:22 pm:

    Marty Party cleanup


  92. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 6:30 pm:

    ===Is that===

    LOL

    No.


  93. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 6:41 pm:

    That shirt needs its own Twitter account.


  94. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 6:49 pm:

    That shirt has had a long day. It’s tuckered out


  95. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 9:31 pm:

    prototype illionois new flag


  96. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 9:33 pm:

    Home alone


  97. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 9:36 pm:

    Spending time at the hanger


  98. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 9:53 pm:

    Its shirty covering pension


  99. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 9:55 pm:

    K street rally day


  100. - Rabid - Wednesday, Mar 29, 23 @ 10:15 pm:

    Airbnb five star review


  101. - NotMe - Thursday, Mar 30, 23 @ 12:40 am:

    I believe the law of great ideas applies here @47thward…depending where EmptyShirt shows up tomorrow, I guess?


  102. - Rabid - Thursday, Mar 30, 23 @ 5:52 am:

    Take your shirt to work day


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