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Michael Madigan

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  • Bill Daley suggests doing away with primary elections

    Bill Daley suggests doing away with primary elections
    Bill Daley, who’s pondering a Democratic challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn next year, said Tuesday the state should explore replacing primary elections with nonpartisan contests like Chicago uses for mayor and City Council where candidates who get more...
  • Quinn to Lisa Madigan: Appeal conceal carry gun ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

    Quinn to Lisa Madigan: Appeal conceal carry gun ruling to U.S. Supreme Court
    SPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today called on Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a court order that requires Illinois to approve legislation this spring that would let citizens carry guns in public. The governor's move ramps up...
  • Illinois concealed carry bill heads to House floor

    Illinois concealed carry bill heads to House floor
    SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today approved a concealed weapons bill that supporters say attempts to walk the fine line between gun rights advocates and gun control supporters, butĀ some Chicago-area lawmakers want a more restrictive bill. The...
  • 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...
  • Speaker Madigan says gay marriage bill 12 votes shy in the Illinois House

    Speaker Madigan says gay marriage bill 12 votes shy in the Illinois House
    SPRINGFIELD --- Speaker Michael Madigan today said a gay marriage bill is "12 votes short of passage" in the Illinois House, a signal that same-sex marriage could face a tough road to approval this spring. Asked where the gay marriage stood in the...
  • CPS pension holiday bill fails

    CPS pension holiday bill fails
    SPRINGFIELD --- A plan to allow Mayor Rahm Emanuel to skip a large chunk of Chicago Public Schools pension payments for two years failed today after Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to veto it unless lawmakers also approve comprehensive government worker pension....
  • 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 nominationĀ  but wouldn’t say if she backs her boss for re-...
  • Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests

    Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests
    When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois. Clifford...
  • Chicago energy drink ban: Much buzz, no action

    Chicago energy drink ban: Much buzz, no action
    The perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...
  • Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down

    Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
  • Quinn minimum wage hike could be tough sell

    Quinn minimum wage hike could be tough sell
    It won’t be easy for Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn to find enough lawmakers to vote for the minimum wage increase, what with business groups pronouncing it a “job killer.” But the best news for Quinn is that key Democratic lawmakers...
  • Illinois Supreme Court picks justice's law clerk to be Cook County judge

    Illinois Supreme Court picks justice's law clerk to be Cook County judge
    When the Illinois Supreme Court acted to fill a vacancy on the Cook County bench this year, it looked no further than the chambers of one of its own — Justice Charles Freeman. There the high court found law clerk Jean Cocozza. Cocozza got her...