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  • Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall

     Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall
    "She's the blond. I'm the redhead." —State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, explaining in 1997 the scant difference between her office and that of state Comptroller Loleta Didrickson. In a better place and time, politicians would focus this week...
  • Rauner opposes special election for comptroller

    Rauner opposes special election for comptroller
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday dismissed the idea of holding a special election for Illinois comptroller following Judy Baar Topinka's death, saying a legal analysis by the attorney general makes it clear he can appoint a replacement to...
  • Taking care of truly vulnerable people

    Dan Proft’s recent column, “How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin,” included an extremely salient point in his principle “Take care of truly vulnerable people” by stating, “How we take care of the developmentally...
  • Sheila Simon: Appoint treasurer-elect Mike Frerichs as comptroller

    Sheila Simon: Appoint treasurer-elect Mike Frerichs as comptroller
    Illinois needs a comptroller, and the opportunity to appoint one is an opportunity to consolidate two state offices. With the sudden death last week of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, I recommend that Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner...
  • Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...
  • Pat Quinn's parting gifts

    Pat Quinn's parting gifts
    If the old Pat Quinn were around, he would be booking a hotel conference room for a Sunday morning press conference to scream about the shenanigans of a lame-duck governor. That Quinn would roast the lame-duck governor for sliding his former campaign...
  • DCFS chief fields queries from child welfare panel about residential care

    DCFS chief fields queries from child welfare panel about residential care
    State child welfare chief Bobbie Gregg on Thursday faced sharp questions from former juvenile wards in the wake of a Tribune investigation that revealed hundreds of reports that youth were assaulted or sexually abused in residential treatment centers...
  • Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor

    Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor
    House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday effectively ruled out any quick action by lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to try to force a special election for Illinois comptroller following the death of Republican Judy Baar Topinka....
  • Illiana toll road plan advances but still far from reality

    Illiana toll road plan advances but still far from reality
    The federal government on Thursday gave another green light for state officials to proceed with plans for the bistate Illiana toll road, but the action doesn't guarantee that the controversial project will become reality. Chief among the issues still...
  • Harsh Treatment: How Illinois fails its most vulnerable citizens

    Harsh Treatment: How Illinois fails its most vulnerable citizens
    "I felt like DCFS, they take us out of the bad situation and put us in a worser situation." — Davonlesha Calloway, former resident of Indian Oaks Academy, a Manteno facility that specializes in treating youths who have endured sexual trauma...
  • An idea that makes so much sense it will never happen: Gov. Quinn should appoint Tom Cross comptroller

    An idea that makes so much sense it will never happen: Gov. Quinn should appoint Tom Cross comptroller
    Rick Pearson unpacks the political situation that follows in the wake of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's sad, unexpected death Wednesday, a little more than a month before she was to be sworn in for her next term. "Under the Illinois Constitution’...