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Michael Madigan

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  • Term limits amendment — and citizens — lose

    Term limits amendment — and citizens — lose
    People of Illinois, an appellate court has spoken: Your constitution is stacked against you. A measure to limit the terms of state lawmakers does not meet the narrow criteria for citizen-driven amendments, the 1st District Appellate Court ruled...
  • Rauner loses another round in term limit referendum bid

     Rauner loses another round in term limit referendum bid
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that kept it off the November ballot. The appellate decision...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library

    Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library
    Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent —...
  • Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future

    Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
    As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
  • Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.” The re-election seeking Quinn...
  • Illinois politicians created a kitchen sink ballot. Guess who wins.

    Illinois politicians created a kitchen sink ballot. Guess who wins.
    When you head out to vote Nov. 4, be sure to pack lunch and a few crossword puzzles. It's going to take a while. In addition to races for U.S. Senate, governor, General Assembly, judgeships and other posts, the ballot will include a buffet of pick-your-...
  • Courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies

    Courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies
    Two federal appellate courts on Tuesday handed down conflicting rulings on whether the government can subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans who live in states that rely on the new federal health insurance marketplace to enroll in...
  • 13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections

    13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections
    The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
  • Doing Michael Madigan's dirty work

    Doing Michael Madigan's dirty work
    The House speaker's henchman had a busy week, fighting to protect the Illinois Constitution from the people of Illinois: On Tuesday, attorney Michael Kasper appeared before the State Board of Elections, doing his best to disqualify the signatures of...
  • Remap amendment DOA — by design

    Remap amendment DOA — by design
    Voters won't get to change Illinois' corrupt, self-serving remapping process this year. The sponsors of the constitutional amendment pulled the plug on Friday. They pointed to a judge's ruling that their amendment didn't meet the requirements of the...
  • Quinn's been quiet about reforming Illinois

    Quinn's been quiet about reforming Illinois
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants you to know that he tried very, very hard to give voters the chance to impose term limits on lawmakers. Twenty years ago, that is. Where's he been lately? Last week, the governor's re-election campaign sent around a 1993 photo...
  • Change Illinois' political culture

    Change Illinois' political culture
    Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician and lawyer. During the dictatorship of Gaius Julius Caesar, Cicero championed a return to the traditional republican government. In Illinois, Cicero has become synonymous with the crime and...