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  • The power of untouchable Madigan

    Regarding your editorial "How Madigan browbeats Illinois," kudos to the Tribune for your relentlessness in getting the story out about the evil of House Speaker Michael Madigan and the destruction that he has wrought upon the state of Illinois. I have...
  • Judge halts Illinois pension reform law

    Judge halts Illinois pension reform law
    SPRINGFIELD — State workers and retirees can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a while — after a judge on Wednesday delayed the start of a far-reaching overhaul of their pensions until it can be determined whether the measure...
  • Emanuel revises pension plan after blowback on tax hike

    Emanuel revises pension plan after blowback on tax hike
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up city pension systems, but he no longer is asking state lawmakers to do the dirty work. Faced with blistering criticism from Gov. Pat Quinn and significant...
  • Driving permit for chronic DUI offenders fails

    Driving permit for chronic DUI offenders fails
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House voted down a bill today that would have given people a chance to drive with a highly restricted permit after getting convicted four times of driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs. The measure, sponsored by...
  • Democrats try new approach on tax increase: major budget cuts

    Democrats try new approach on tax increase: major budget cuts
    SPRINGFIELD — After a personal appeal by Gov. Pat Quinn to round up enough votes to make permanent a state income tax increase failed, Democratic leaders tried a new tactic Wednesday: the prospect of massive budget cuts. Speaker Michael Madigan...
  • GED students debate raising minimum wage

     GED students debate raising minimum wage
    Students who are in the process of earning their GED had an opportunity to participate in a mock debate on increasing the minimum wage with a state legislator at the Palatine Opportunity Center. State Rep. Elaine Nekritz took the "con" side of...
  • Four DUIs is too many

    While I largely agree with the bill from state Rep. Elaine Nekritz that would allow a citizen convicted of four DUIs to get their license somewhat restored, I don't agree with giving these chronic offenders yet another chance. Instead, I think the...
  • Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought

    Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought
    SPRINGFIELD — New calculations show the state will save about $15 billion less than initially projected from the controversial major government worker pension overhaul that lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn approved last month. Critics who...
  • Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest

    Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest
    Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional. Those...
  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
  • Cullerton won't seek interest money for lawmakers' delayed paychecks

    Cullerton won't seek interest money for lawmakers' delayed paychecks
    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Saturday he will not seek interest payments lawmakers are due for going without pay for two months last summer, a shift from earlier comments by a spokeswoman who had indicated the Democratic leader would work...
  • Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today's crisis

     Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today's crisis
    Illinois' crushing public pension crisis has been literally decades in the making, but the present stalemate in Springfield over how to resolve it can be traced in great measure to a single point in time: July 21, 1970. Richard Nixon was president,...