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#31 lee n. field

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

I don't think the Rockford/Mendota bus is stopping for lunch this year. Any ideas for where to find some eats near the convention center?


Rockford is scheduled to pull in at 10:30, I think. A little early for lunch.

Last year I found a little place a block or so away. Concession stands at the Convention Center have hot dogs and nachos. No thanks.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:09 PM



See if this link works for you = Google Search


Somewhere on there they have a search feature where you can put restaurants in. I remember a Bennigans right there.

Anyone else have suggestions other than the concessions inside?


Go to google map, search for " restaurants near prairie capital convention center, springfield, IL". There's a bennigans, starbucks and lindsay's within a half block of the center. Lots of others along the route.

Always the capital cafeteria in the tunnel if you can wait that long. Might rub shoulders with some legislators hiding hanging out down there!!

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Ah yes the tunnell, haven't been there since my 4th grade field trip. I remember if vividly!


That tunnel goes between the capital building and Statton? Stratton?(something like that) building, anyway a building with a lot of legislators offices. Use the tunnel and you don't have to go thru security again.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

That tunnel goes between the capital building and Statton? Stratton?(something like that) building, anyway a building with a lot of legislators offices. Use the tunnel and you don't have to go thru security again.


Stratton, named after the 32nd Governor of the state of Illinois, William G. Stratton. Governor from 1953 to 1961. He was aquitted on charges of tax evasion in 1965.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

The organizers also kept a bus or two to shuttle members that were physically unable to March to the capital building from the convention center. Examples: Bad knees, pregnant, oxygen bottles etc.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:05 PM

I will be attending and have a question about cameras being inside the capital and the convention center? Are they allowed?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

I will be attending and have a question about cameras being inside the capital and the convention center? Are they allowed?

Cameras are allowed in both locations. The only restriction I know of is no flash in the gallery if legislators are in session.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:08 AM

Everyone please stay focused! Two years ago while meeting with my Senator in his office he suggested he was open to discuss the budget or whatever. I politely informed him I took a day off work and came to Springfield to talk about 2A issues. And that put things back on track. Last year one of the other people in the same Senators office basicly said "we need CCW" then wanted to talk about high speed rail in Illinois.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:40 PM

This is my first year going. If I make and bring a homemade sign to carry, will we have somewhere to put our signs before we go inside?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:46 PM

This is my first year going. If I make and bring a homemade sign to carry, will we have somewhere to put our signs before we go inside?

The capitol maintenance guys plan to place barrels at the Lincoln Statue steps for us to put our signs in. Signs with sticks cannot be taken inside. Signs without sticks cannot be taken above the first floor.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

This is my first year going to IGOLD, well actually there are seven of us going for the first time. I have a question that probably has been asked multiple times, but I am asking anyway. Is there any place to buy the shirts, hats, etc before you get to IGOLD other than on-line? I was thinking maybe they sell them on the bus ride up or something.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

This is my first year going to IGOLD, well actually there are seven of us going for the first time. I have a question that probably has been asked multiple times, but I am asking anyway. Is there any place to buy the shirts, hats, etc before you get to IGOLD other than on-line? I was thinking maybe they sell them on the bus ride up or something.

Thanks

There will be a table inside the PCCC where the ISRA always has them for sale. It is great to see the sea of gold for the march.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:10 PM


This is my first year going to IGOLD, well actually there are seven of us going for the first time. I have a question that probably has been asked multiple times, but I am asking anyway. Is there any place to buy the shirts, hats, etc before you get to IGOLD other than on-line? I was thinking maybe they sell them on the bus ride up or something.

Thanks

There will be a table inside the PCCC where the ISRA always has them for sale. It is great to see the sea of gold for the march.



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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

Sea of gold, looks kind of like this Posted Image

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

Isn't that inspiring?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

nranews is coming to IGOLD. Cameron Gray will be covering. He's a great guy, can't wait to meet him!
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks"
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Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red, the white, the blue. The other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made, don't tread on me, is what it says and I'll take that to my grave
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:13 AM

Any hope of the msm coming to cover it?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:21 AM

I'm in the process of convincing my buddies on going. Is the bus from article II filled yet? that would be the closest one I can get to.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:38 AM

Sign up online here: Bus Info

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:06 AM

Sea of gold, looks kind of like this Posted Image



That picture must've been taken during a year when we had warmer weather at IGOLD. 3 years ago maybe? Some years, the heavy winter coats on everyone cover up the sea of gold. So far, this year looks to be a nice warm IGOLD! Nothing beats marching in 50+ degree weather on a sunny day! But you never know for sure until the day of.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

You're correct. I can tell because of some of the banners. Here is last year with three of the four McDonald Plaintiffs in front.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

Ms. Molly B and Mr. McDonald stick out like sore thumbs. :)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:19 PM

You're correct. I can tell because of some of the banners. Here is last year with three of the four McDonald Plaintiffs in front.


That would be a pic of last year. Most of the "gold" in the crowd was the signs. It was a bit too cold for not wearing a coat. But I'm hopeful for this year...
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Looks like we may need to put some rocks in our pockets before we go march. 21 mph winds
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks"
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:10 PM


I will be attending and have a question about cameras being inside the capital and the convention center? Are they allowed?

Cameras are allowed in both locations. The only restriction I know of is no flash in the gallery if legislators are in session.

Thank you Molly, Hope to meet a few of you in Springfield next week.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Bumping this up to the top.

Any questions?

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

Here's another tip incase it hasn't been covered. Bring an ink pen and a #2 pencil. You have some things to fill out, there are raffle tickets you may want, there may be important info you want to jot down and you just never know who you'll meet that you want to trade contact info with.
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks"
-Thomas Jefferson-

Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red, the white, the blue. The other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made, don't tread on me, is what it says and I'll take that to my grave
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

Here's another tip incase it hasn't been covered. Bring an ink pen and a #2 pencil. You have some things to fill out, there are raffle tickets you may want, there may be important info you want to jot down and you just never know who you'll meet that you want to trade contact info with.


I find bringing those return address labels we all get in the mail work great

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:16 PM

The long range forecast calls for a high of 62. 10 percent chance of rain but very windy. Be sure to bring a stapler to attach your IGOLD hats!!!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Has anyone mentioned bringing a baggie to put all your scanned items in so all you have to do is drop it in the tub, step through the detector, grab the baggie on the other side and keep on moving? Don't stop to put things back in your pockets until you have made it to the rotunda or up the stairs.
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