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  • The power of untouchable Madigan

    Regarding your editorial "How Madigan browbeats Illinois," kudos to the Tribune for your relentlessness in getting the story out about the evil of House Speaker Michael Madigan and the destruction that he has wrought upon the state of Illinois. I have been plunged into despair (along with many other Illinoisans, I fear) over the power that Madigan wields across the state, and the fact that he seems untouchable. 
  • Judge halts Illinois pension reform law

    Judge halts Illinois pension reform law
    SPRINGFIELD — State workers and retirees can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a while — after a judge on Wednesday delayed the start of a far-reaching overhaul of their pensions until it can be determined whether the measure...

    Democrats try new approach on tax increase: major budget cuts

    Democrats try new approach on tax increase: major budget cuts
    SPRINGFIELD — After a personal appeal by Gov. Pat Quinn to round up enough votes to make permanent a state income tax increase failed, Democratic leaders tried a new tactic Wednesday: the prospect of massive budget cuts. Speaker Michael Madigan...

    Driving permit for chronic DUI offenders fails

    Driving permit for chronic DUI offenders fails
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House voted down a bill today that would have given people a chance to drive with a highly restricted permit after getting convicted four times of driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs. The measure, sponsored by...

    Four DUIs is too many

    While I largely agree with the bill from state Rep. Elaine Nekritz that would allow a citizen convicted of four DUIs to get their license somewhat restored, I don't agree with giving these chronic offenders yet another chance. Instead, I think the...