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Michael Madigan

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  • 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...
  • Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment

    Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today have begun to send portions of a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn, the one task they must complete ahead of their Saturday adjournment deadline. The spending plan puts off the tough decision of whether to extend the...
  • 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...
  • Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan

    Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hit Springfield Thursday to try to build support for changes to the county pension plan that she says would halt its ongoing decline toward insolvency. She met with Senate President John Cullerton House...
  • Panel votes to subpoena ex-director of Quinn anti-violence program

    Panel votes to subpoena ex-director of Quinn anti-violence program
    A panel of lawmakers reviewing Gov. Pat Quinn’s botched $55 million anti-violence program delivered yet another political blow to the re-election seeking Democrat, voting Monday to subpoena seven former state officials who helped create and run...
  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...
  • Rauner: Specifics on tax, spending plans coming 'in due time'

    Rauner: Specifics on tax, spending plans coming 'in due time'
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday accused Democrats ruling Springfield of not having a plan to deal with the state’s shaky finances, even as he promised to provide his own proposal “in due time,” “at the...
  • Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial

    Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial
    A month before the 2012 primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith was talking in his West Side political office with a trusted campaign worker about writing a letter of support for a day care in exchange for a $7,000 bribe, federal prosecutors allege. The...
  • Mike Madigan's shenanigans

    Once again House Speaker Mike Madigan is trying to subvert the Illinois Constitution, and I am not writing about his latest budget, which is unconstitutionally not balanced. This is about his attempt to add feel-good but irrelevant referenda questions...
  • Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....
  • Judge will not postpone trial for state rep, denying potential crucial vote

    Judge will not postpone trial for state rep, denying potential crucial vote
    A federal judge on Wednesday refused to delay lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith’s bribery trial so he could be in Springfield to vote in the closing days of the legislative session, denying a potentially crucial “yes” vote for House...
  • Term limit push has enough signatures to make ballot

    Term limit push has enough signatures to make ballot
    State elections officials said today that a preliminary review of the paperwork shows that a constitutional amendment on legislative term limits backed by Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner should have enough signatures to be eligible for the Nov. 4...