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Michael Madigan

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  • Illinois Senate president: Chicago pension fix job 1 this year

    Illinois Senate president: Chicago pension fix job 1 this year
    With Chicago staring at a deadline for coming to grips with a $29 billion pension debt for teachers and public safety workers, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is urging unions to help negotiate an agreement on retirement benefits lest lawmakers...
  • Republican governor candidates tout ability to work with Democrats

    Republican governor candidates tout ability to work with Democrats
    Three Republican governor candidates took veiled shots at rival Bruce Rauner’s bravado in pledging to take on House Speaker Michael Madigan, each noting they have to work with the powerful Democrat to move the state forward. The comments from...
  • Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought

    Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought
    SPRINGFIELD — New calculations show the state will save about $15 billion less than initially projected from the controversial major government worker pension overhaul that lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn approved last month. Critics who...
  • Don't endorse governor candidates

    I hope retirees and members of all the educational and state labor organizations convince their leadership to withhold all endorsements and financial contributions for any candidate running for the office of governor in Illinois. Presently, there are no...
  • Madigan proposes cutting business income tax in half

    Madigan proposes cutting business income tax in half
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan played a little role reversal Thursday, proposing to cut in half the state income tax on corporations, a move that could further frame this year’s elections along economic lines as Democrats try to...
  • Former speaker of Illinois House W. Robert Blair II dies at 83

    Former speaker of Illinois House W. Robert Blair II dies at 83
    W. Robert Blair II, a two-term Illinois House speaker in the 1970s who was admired and maligned for his push to create the Regional Transportation Authority, has died at 83 after a long illness. Mr. Blair, who died Saturday, Jan. 18, was remembered by...
  • Illinois House GOP wants to end lame-duck sessions

    SPRINGFIELD --- House Republicans today took what is likely to be futile stab at ending Illinois' ritual of putting off controversial issues until after an election --- a time when lame-duck lawmakers often get called upon to cast a controversial vote...
  • Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage

    Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade. Playing master of ceremonies...
  • Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois

    Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois
    Lawmakers approved gay marriage Tuesday in a historic vote that saw supporters overcome cultural, racial and geographic divides and put Illinois in line with a growing number of states that have extended the right to wed to same-sex couples. After...
  • Bill Daley drops bid for governor

    Bill Daley drops bid for governor
    Bill Daley abruptly ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor Monday, saying a lifetime in politics had not prepared him for the “enormity” of his first run for office and the challenge of leading the state through difficult...
  • Daley decision shakes up governor race

     Daley decision shakes up governor race
    Democrat Bill Daley's decision to quit the governor's race provided a measure of clarity Tuesday for both political parties heading into the 2014 elections. Democrats get a measure of unity, no longer having to worry about significant primary contests...
  • Dillard bashes Chicago Democrats' control of state government

    Dillard bashes Chicago Democrats' control of state government
    Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard criticized Chicago Democrats’ control of state government Sunday and said geographic and partisan balance is needed to make sure all parts of Illinois are treated equally. Dillard, a state senator from...