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  • State Lawmakers Urged to Pass Ethics Reform before Session Ends This Month

    (WGN-AM) - After the fall of ex- Gov. Rod Blagojevich, limiting campaign contributions and restricting who can give to politicians has emerged as one of the key recommendations in the push to clean up scandal-ridden state government. Some key legislators...
  • More Meetings, No Answers on State Budget Fix

    (WGN-AM)- After an hour-long huddle Monday about the state's budget, Gov. Pat Quinn and the top four legislative leaders have come to an agreement--they need to hold regular meetings. So goes the latest round of budget politics in Springfield. Hours...
  • How reform failed in Illinois

    How reform failed in Illinois
    Just days before state lawmakers were supposed to wrap up business, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and members of his Illinois Reform Commission gathered around a wooden conference table in the office of the lieutenant governor. The setting was appropriate....
  • Legislative Leaders Moving Closer To Budget Deal

    (WGN-AM)- Legislative leaders emerged from a private meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn today touting "progress" on a budget agreement that appears to rely heavily on borrowing, spending cuts and declarations that the size of the budget hole is smaller....
  • Tentative State Budget Deal Made With Quinn

    (WGN-AM)- Legislative leaders think they've struck a tentative state budget deal with Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday and now they have to go sell it to rank-and-file lawmakers. House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-...
  • Quinn Signs $26 Billion Budget Plan

    Quinn Signs $26 Billion Budget Plan
    (WGN-AM)- After weeks of delay, Illinois finally got a budget Wednesday night as lawmakers asserted their power over an accidental governor they put in office, spurred by the potential for a government shutdown. The $26 billion state spending plan that...
  • Three State Legislators Sidestepping Clout Panel

    Three State Legislators Sidestepping Clout Panel
    (WGN-AM)- Three of the state's most powerful legislative leaders have snubbed a commission investigating admissions abuses at the University of Illinois, declining to testify at its hearings. House Speaker Michael Madigan (D- Chicago), Senate President...
  • Illinois corruption: New proposals aim to clean up state government

    A reform group charged with lassoing Illinois' Wild West approach to politics said Tuesday it's time to set limits on how much campaign cash candidates can collect and who can give it to them. But the Illinois Reform Commission's recommendations also...
  • Illinois corruption: State commission to propose ways Illinois can fight corruption

    SPRINGFIELD -- The head of Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-corruption commission looked into the eyes of the legislature's top leaders at the Illinois Capitol and said nothing less than a sweeping victory on a package of good-government proposals is necessary to...
  • Demand reform. Here's how.

    "No, there's no chance at all, for heaven's sake. If [Minority Leader Tom Cross] wants a few more opportunities on the floor of the Illinois House, he better do a better job electing Republicans." -- House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-...
  • Move is on to halt inflated local pensions

    State Sen. Terry Link compares it to winning the lottery. Local government executives get fat bonuses and retire. Their pensions also are inflated by the bonus amounts, and so their retirement checks get fatter, to the point that they make more from...