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  • Vallas lands six-figure job with Quinn supporter

    Vallas lands six-figure job with Quinn supporter
    Paul Vallas, who returned to Illinois last month as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, has been hired to a six-figure job as a municipal finance consultant by a longtime friend and political supporter of the Democratic governor. Vallas began his...
  • Big money behind push for 'fair map' in Illinois

    Big money behind push for 'fair map' in Illinois
    For the past two years, a well-funded and largely below-the-radar effort has been playing out across Illinois aimed at trying to curb the influence of politicians in perhaps the most political of all games: the once-a-decade redrawing of the state House...
  • SIU student newspaper may get infusion of state funds

    SIU student newspaper may get infusion of state funds
    The Southern Illinois University student newspaper may be closer to a solution for its financial woes — possibly thanks to taxpayers. State Rep. Kenneth Dunkin, D-Chicago, amended the state’s appropriation bill to the university on Tuesday...
  • Illinois graduated income tax vote next week

    Illinois graduated income tax vote next week
    A key Democratic state senator said Thursday he will seek a vote Tuesday on his controversial plan to ask voters to amend the state constitution to replace Illinois’ flat-rate income tax with a graduated tax based on the amount of income earned....
  • Madigan: Votes not there yet on income tax, minimum wage hike

    Madigan: Votes not there yet on income tax, minimum wage hike
    SPRINGFIELD — As the General Assembly heads into its final month of session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn’t have enough votes lined up yet to extend the state’s income tax increase or raise the minimum wage....
  • Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library

    Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama. The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...
  • Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage

    Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving cautiously on the issue of raising the city's minimum wage, announcing the creation of a committee that will discuss the pros and cons and report back to him. The famously hard-charging mayor doesn't need to solicit input on...
  • State income tax a study in expediency

     State income tax a study in expediency
    Gov. Pat Quinn sought to make the 5 percent income tax rate permanent in his budget address last week. The Illinois income tax, conceived in the 1960s as a Republican-led initiative, has now become a complex problem vexing the Democrats who control...
  • Fresh from primary win, Rauner faces strategic move by Madigan

     Fresh from primary win, Rauner faces strategic move by Madigan
    Bruce Rauner dispatched three veteran Republicans to win the party's nomination for governor, but as he looked ahead to the general election campaign, the first-time office seeker was quickly confronted by a formidable Democratic opponent — and it...
  • State rep, potentially key vote in tax hike, seeks to postpone bribery trial

    State rep, potentially key vote in tax hike, seeks to postpone bribery trial
    Lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith, potentially a key vote to make the state's temporary tax hike permanent, has asked a federal judge to postpone his trial on bribery charges next week so he can finish out the legislative session in Springfield....
  • 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...
  • 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...