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  • Mr. Madigan's bill, Ms. Purkey's pension

    Mr. Madigan's bill, Ms. Purkey's pension
    Gail Purkey wasn't employed by the state of Illinois long enough during the 1980s to earn a state pension. Her stint with House Speaker Michael Madigan's legislative staff, plus her time at the Illinois Arts Council, an agency chaired by Madigan's wife, Shirley, totaled less than seven years. Then she left public employment for a job with the Illinois Federation of Teachers, a statewide group that includes the Chicago Teachers Union.
  • State paying 6-figure pension to ex-teachers union lobbyist

    State paying 6-figure pension to ex-teachers union lobbyist
    — A former lobbyist for a powerful teachers union is reaping a $100,000-a-year state pension thanks to wide-ranging retirement legislation sponsored nearly six years ago by her former boss, House Speaker Michael Madigan, and his legislative allies....

    IDOT projects end dates for downtown road construction

    There’s  hope for Plainfield motorists tired of traffic cones and constant delays. Representatives from the state transportation department laid out a tentative schedule Wednesday for …

    IDOT chief Gary Hannig steps down

    Posted by Ray Long at 6:01 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — Shortly after he became governor, Pat Quinn plucked from the legislature a well-liked downstate lawmaker to head the sprawling Illinois Department of Transportation. Today, former state Rep. Gary Hannig,...

    Halvorson hits Quinn event, touts credentials to lead IDOT

    Posted by Monique Garcia at 6:38 p.m. There was a familiar face in the crowd today as Gov. Pat Quinn announced a new phase of construction in Illinois' effort to build a high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis:...