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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms

    Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms
    As lawmakers held their first hearing today on recommendations from the special mass transit task force created in the aftermath of the controversy at Metra, the state's top watchdog urged them to move swiftly on reforms. Ricardo Meza, the state's...
  • Maximum ploy on minimum wage

     
    No matter what you think of the minimum wage, you have to admire the political savvy of Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan’s move last week to put an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking if the state’s minimum wage......
  • Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget

    Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget
    The General Assembly will be back in session today on one of the last days of the spring session, with lawmakers still trying to agree on a state budget. The Senate is set to reconvene at 10 a.m. and the House at 11:30 a.m. House Speaker Michael...
  • Protesters target McDonald's headquarters in pay fight

    Protesters target McDonald's headquarters in pay fight
    Hundreds of McDonald's workers and community activists staged a protest Wednesday near the fast-food chain's headquarters in Oak Brook, seeking a wage increase to at least $15 per hour for employees. The demonstration was peaceful, with 138 protesters...
  • John Kass: 'Obama: Like a Boss' -- bumper sticker for a true Chicagoan

    The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker: "Like a Boss." The Democrats foolishly think the phrase derives from an old rap song denoting cool competence. "Like a bowse" is how...
  • Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery trial begins today

    Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery trial begins today
    As the final days of the state Legislature’s spring session wind down, lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith finds himself in a federal courtroom in Chicago today as his scheduled trial gets underway on charges of bribery and extortion. ┬áJury...
  • Open Thread: The Week in Review

    The "Week in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of state and local...
  • Jury picked in trial of state rep; opening statements tomorrow

    Jury picked in trial of state rep; opening statements tomorrow
    A federal jury empaneled late this afternoon in the bribery trial of lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith includes a college student, a truck driver, a chef and a college counselor. After questioning that lasted more than seven hours, the 12 jurors and...
  • 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...