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George Ryan’s answer to state budget woes: Constitutional Convention

By, George?

Is it time to urge our Con-Con on?

Former Gov. patron saint Ryan, United Nations agency had a aptitude for negotiation, tells Sneed he includes aanswer to the state’s budget nightmare.

“It’s time for the state to decision a Constitutional Conventionthat hasn’t been command since 1970!
“If these guys [Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker electro-acoustic transducer Madigan], can’t sit down and fix this nightmare currently — let’s roll out a Con-Con.
“There is not any provision within the law for the state of Illinois to declare bankruptcy and go skinthowever cities and municipalities will declare bankruptcy,” Ryan told Sneed.

“A Constitutional Convention will alter a way to pay off the debt and acquire the state straightened around. Once convened, it will amend or fully rewrite the state’s constitution; alter finances and taxes; offer the law-makers power to vary the pension laws; and provides the state a chance to figure on the monetary changes they have to pay off the debt.

“We’re heading for our bonds to travel into a junk rating! It’s cost accounting the state billions,” Ryan accessorial.

“It’s not my job to administer recommendation and my outlay time in jail suggests that lots of individuals aren’t attending to listen. however what a harmful mess we have a tendency to ar in!”

The Rodman report . . . 

Dennis Rodman, the legendary Chicago Bull United Nations agency considers himself an envoy to Asian country and is taking some credit for the discharge of yankee unfortunate Otto Warmbier, was noticed carrying his “Ambassador Rodman” shirt whereas eating on Italian wedding soup at Harry Caray’s outside stream North area.


Inside baseball . . . 

Dateline: The Oval Office at the White House when President Donald Trump kicked the media out when a meet and greet with the 2016 playoff Championship Cubs.

That’s once, Trump …

• Honored the request of Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to sign baseballs for four Cubs ushers at Wrigley Field.

• Told Cubs house owners Tom, Todd and Pete Ricketts: “What a good job you’ve done turning the team around; there ar some house owners United Nations agency would take forty years to try to to what they did in seven years.”

• Ordered Indiana’s former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence — United Nations agency could be a Brobdingnagian Cubs fan — to return to the Oval Office. “I’m such a giant Cubs fan, my partner and that i were married on a Sabbatum in Waukegan, and on Sunday we have a tendency to were at Wrigley Field look the Cubs,” Coats aforesaid.

• Heckled White House Chief of employees Reince Priebus for being a metropolis Brewers fan.

The mountaineer menu . . .

It was lunch as was commonmountaineer Clinton vogue.

In city weekday to deal with the yankee Library Association, the nation’s 1st feminine presidential contestantwedged along with her childhood buddies from Park Ridge at Italian region on Taylor weekday.

So out came their best jokes; photos of grandchildren; and toasts for all turning seventy this year — as well as her nibs.

“She [Hillary] was in such a decent place, though it absolutely was not the place we have a tendency to had meant,” aforesaid Hillary’s succor, Betsy Ebeling.

Hillary showed up carrying a combine of “Tortoise and Hare” earrings created by comely Klehr, a highschool mate.

“She might not have won the race, however the lesson is that the same,” aforesaid Klehr. “The finish is usually out there and she or he has been the primary such a lot of times.”

• additionally in Italian region attendance: Dem politician hopeful J.B. Pritzker, United Nations agency was an enormous mountaineer donor and devotee; shut friends Kevin Conlon and Kevin O’Keefe; and seventeen Park Ridge buddies.

“We extremely have a good time along,” Ebeling aforesaid.

“I was afraid I’d begin crying, however it absolutely was joyful,” aforesaid Klehr, United Nations agency thanked mountaineer for ne'er yield.

“Never,’ aforesaid mountaineer. “Never.”

Sneedlings . . .

I spy: Lead player of the Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, eating at the lauded patron saint Trois (located at intervals the scope of eating house archangel in Winnetka) with a table of eight Sunday night. . . . Today’s birthdays: Kawhi Dutch Leonard, 26; Camila Mendes, 23; and Gary Busey, 73.

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