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Michael Madigan

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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Quinn's paycheck ploy — popular but poisonous

     
    There's a telling detail in the fine print of Gov. Pat Quinn's paycheck power play. The power play, which Quinn announced with righteous fanfare July 10 and was challenged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, is a decree that neither he......
  • Metra chairman resigns in wake of patronage allegations

    Metra chairman resigns in wake of patronage allegations
    Embattled Metra Chairman Brad O'Halloran has resigned his post, becoming the third board member to quit amid allegations of political back-scratching at the commuter rail agency. O'Halloran, 58, served as the face of the ongoing scandal as he spent much...
  • Quinn appoints panel to review Metra oversight

    Quinn appoints panel to review Metra oversight
    Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed a 15-member commission to review oversight at the Regional Transportation Authority and recommend ways to prevent fraud and abuse following the recent accusations of political patronage at Metra. Members of the panel...
  • The limits of term limits

     
    Wealthy businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is launching the most high-profile effort in recent memory to impose term limits on Illinois legislators: Imposing term limits in Illinois will require asking voters to approve a...
  • Chicago Magazine's '100 Most Powerful Chicagoans' ranking released

     
    Some highlights from the list. 1 Rahm Emanuel 2 Michael Madigan 8 Toni Preckwinkle 10 David Axelrod 13 Dick Durbin 15 Sam Zell 20 Lisa Madigan 22 Ed Burke 24 Karen Lewis 30 Garry McCarthy 37 Cardinal Francis George 45......
  • Quinn calls for a special session and the race for governor is underway!

     
    No rest for the wonky. Gov. Pat Quinn has called for a special session of the legislature to fix the pension mess -- because, gosh darn it, they haven't yet had time to fix it! -- recalling the numerous futile......