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A quick note from Isabel Miller

Friday, Aug 12, 2022 - Posted by Isabel Miller

* Though my first week of official employment was delayed after contracting COVID, I’ve finally started as a reporter for Capitol Fax. Maybe you’ve noticed some of my blog posts, or even commented on one. My favorite post on the blog so far was the coverage surrounding the Annual Redneck Fishing Tournament. Check it out if you have a chance.

Every time I would get a new comment on something I put together, it would hit me that people were enjoying and discussing something which had my name attached to it.

I’m looking forward to my future reporting - especially next week because I have an awesome job that has me covering the Illinois State Fair in Springfield (I grew up attending the other state fair in Du Quoin). A big thank you to Rich for being patient with me and helping me get rolling.

I hope you follow along as I cover Illinois politics and grow as a political reporter.

If you ever have any suggestions or just want to introduce yourself, feel free to DM me on Twitter: @IsabelMMiller!

       

28 Comments
  1. - ;) - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:37 pm:

    Congrats and welcome aboard. Looking forward to reading your work. Best of luck.


  2. - Skeptic - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:39 pm:

    Welcome [banned punctuation]


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:41 pm:

    I am currently “busy” but I had to comment.

    Best wishes and congratulations, your early posts have been top shelf, looking forward to your upcoming work, and dropping the knowledge.

    Oswego Willy


  4. - Someone you Should Know - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:45 pm:

    Good Luck Isabel, I know your Uncle Rich is very proud of you!!


  5. - Name Withheld - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:48 pm:

    Glad you are here, Isabel!


  6. - Norseman - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:50 pm:

    Congratulations on your new job. You have a good journalist for a boss. Learn from him. He’ll also guide you as to others who have become experienced and good reporters of IL politics and State Government.


  7. - illini - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:52 pm:

    I have to be honest with you - I am so accustomed to always seeing the Rich Miller attribution on this blog that I seldom even notice something different. My apologies and I promise to pay closer attention in the future.

    But, to your post on the Redneck Fishing Tournament - I enjoyed it so much that I sent it to three “old” college friends who live out of state and are as much into politics as I am. I know they will enjoy it as well. We talk about “political rednecks” quite often, so your post was very appropriate.

    You have to realize that you are learning from one of the very best and that you are the envy of any of your contemporaries hoping to enter this field. Best wishes.


  8. - Techie - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:05 pm:

    Welcome aboard


  9. - Amalia - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:13 pm:

    so glad you are taking your great training to this blog. LOVED that post on the fishing tournament. welcome Isabel (banned punctuation)


  10. - Kevin Lampe - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:16 pm:

    Welcome and Congratulations on the next step in your career. You have the best place possible to sharpen your skills and learn from one of best anywhere.


  11. - charles in charge - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:17 pm:

    Welcome, Isabel! I look forward to seeing more posts from you.


  12. - SalukinCU - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:37 pm:

    Go Dawgs


  13. - Just a Citizen - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:49 pm:

    Welcome Isabel. I know you will continue to shine


  14. - Earnest - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:59 pm:

    Before I issue a full welcome, I’d first like to learn your position on exclamation marks.


  15. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:00 pm:

    ===your position on exclamation marks===

    She doesn’t have a vote on that.


  16. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:00 pm:

    …Yet


  17. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:01 pm:

    Look forward to meeting you at the fair next week, Isabel. Have heard a lot of good things. Best of luck with this crazy crowd. We’re not easy.


  18. - Proud Sucker - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:12 pm:

    Welcome and I echo the previous comments regarding your copi-ous first post (I’m an engineer, words are not my friends).


  19. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:15 pm:

    === …Yet===

    So… You’re saying there’s a chance

    With arguably the best beat (Illinois politics) to cover, and the best boss, and *place* to hone the craft of your trade, we are actually going to be the lucky ones, not you.

    Have fun along the way. Can’t imagine you won’t.


  20. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:17 pm:

    Good Luck, Isabel…I like your lyrical name.


  21. - AnnieH - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:24 pm:

    This is so great. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one worried that this was a one-person show and was worried about succession planning. Welcome aboard.


  22. - The Real Downstate - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:26 pm:

    Looking forward to your first use of “Miller (no relation)”


  23. - FDR Democrat - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:30 pm:

    Welcome Isabel.

    You will laugh someday remembering your career started writing about the red neck fishing tournament!


  24. - FDR Democrat - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:32 pm:

    Does covering the fair include a food review and pictures of the reporter sampling all that is offered!


  25. - Rudy’s teeth - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:38 pm:

    Enjoy your columns and look forward to reading more on Cap Fax.


  26. - JoanP - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:40 pm:

    So, how long before you take over? ;-)


  27. - Carol Marin - Saturday, Aug 13, 22 @ 1:09 am:

    Rock on, Isabel!
    Congrats on this new political gig!
    In an NBC5 live shot at the fair a number of years ago, a goat grabbed my reporter’s pad. Covering politics always has surprises!
    Best wishes, Carol Marin


  28. - Barnaby Wilde - Sunday, Aug 14, 22 @ 11:50 pm:

    Congratulations Izzy! Looking eagerly forward to your reportage.


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