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Michael Madigan

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  • Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race

    Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race
    For months, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan, brushed aside the notion that it would be a conflict of interest if she served as governor while he continued to run the General Assembly. But on Monday, she...
  • Ousted Metra chief agrees to face questions from RTA board

    Ousted Metra chief agrees to face questions from RTA board
    Ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford has agreed to face questions about his controversial departure, a move that could allow him to explain allegations that his downfall was directly connected to his refusal to grant House Speaker Michael Madigan's patronage...
  • Lisa Madigan won't say if father ever asked her to hire someone

    Lisa Madigan won't say if father ever asked her to hire someone
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan brushed aside questions Wednesday about whether her father, powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, has ever asked her to hire or give a raise to someone and also denied she misled campaign donors when raising...
  • Quinn’s thrilling gambit sets chilling precedent

     
    From Sunday's print column Agreed, there was something deeply satisfying about Gov. Pat Quinn’s announcement last week that he was suspending the pay of state lawmakers until they acted on pension reform. "There is a principle as old as the......
  • Open thread: LMad takes a powder

     
    Big breaking story this evening: Lisa Madigan skips governor race, cites dad as main reason. I admit I didn't see this coming, at least not over the summer. I assumed she was going to stay in exploratory, wait-and-see mode until......
  • Ex-prosecutor won't conduct Metra probe

    Ex-prosecutor won't conduct Metra probe
    Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins will not be conducting an independent probe of the ousted Metra CEO's allegations of patronage attempts and other improprieties at the agency, officials announced this morning. Late Sunday, Perkins Coie,...
  • Metra scandal tarnishes Madigan brand, Lisa's future

     
    Sunday's print column For years it's been my sense that the Madigan name doesn't send chills down the spines of average Illinois residents. Despite the yeoman's effort of print and broadcast pundits to portray veteran Democratic state House Speaker...
  • Madigan out of touch... no, really

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, arguably the most powerful man in the state, does not own a cellphone. This stunning revelation was made known Tuesday when Gov. Quinn explained to the press how he tried to phone......
  • New law bans Metra board pensions, health coverage

    New law bans Metra board pensions, health coverage
    SPRINGFIELD — Generous health care and pensions will go by the wayside for future political appointees overseeing the Chicago area's local bus and train service, but the current officeholders will get to keep the benefits until they are...
  • Comptroller says Quinn move means no paychecks for lawmakers

    Comptroller says Quinn move means no paychecks for lawmakers
    Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Thursday that she cannot issue paychecks to lawmakers unless they vote to overturn Gov. Pat Quinn's $13.8 million veto of their salaries or a court rules her office must pay out. The decision comes after weeks of...
  • Simon won't say if she backs Quinn for re-election

    Simon won't say if she backs Quinn for re-election
    More than five months after saying she wouldn’t return as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon announced Wednesday she would seek the Democratic comptroller nomination¬† but wouldn’t say if she backs her boss for re-...
  • Dissenting voices

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to withhold all legislators’ salaries until they reduce pension costs might truly be an unconstitutional threat to “the independence of each branch of government,” as Senate President John Cullerton and...