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Lisa Madigan

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  • Mayor: 'Sorry' for Burge torture era

    Mayor: 'Sorry' for Burge torture era
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday apologized for an era in the Chicago Police Department during which many African-American men were tortured into false confessions for murders and rapes on the South Side under the direction of disgraced ex-Cmdr. Jon Burge....
  • Straight answers on crooked pols

    Straight answers on crooked pols
    News item: As a convicted felon, former West Side Ald. Isaac "Ike" Carothers is barred by law from running again for a seat on the City Council. But the law does allow him to run for Cook County Board commissioner, and he recently announced his candidacy....
  • Simon won't say if she backs Quinn for re-election

    Simon won't say if she backs Quinn for re-election
    More than five months after saying she wouldn’t return as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon announced Wednesday she would seek the Democratic comptroller nomination¬† but wouldn’t say if she backs her boss for re-...
  • Illinois lawmakers miss paychecks today

    Illinois lawmakers miss paychecks today
    Illinois lawmakers woke up today to find their monthly paychecks were not deposited into their bank accounts, a punishment from Gov. Pat Quinn for failing to send him a measure to overhaul the state's troubled public employee pension system. Quinn...
  • Madigan, Cullerton sue Quinn over blocked lawmaker paychecks

    Madigan, Cullerton sue Quinn over blocked lawmaker paychecks
    The state's Democratic dysfunction spilled into the courts Tuesday as Illinois' two top legislative leaders filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to withhold lawmakers' paychecks until they send him a measure to overhaul the highly...
  • Speaker Madigan: Daughter knew I wasn't going to retire

    Speaker Madigan: Daughter knew I wasn't going to retire
    When Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan publicly pulled the plug on a run for governor, she announced that she "never planned to run" for the state's top office as long as her father remained House speaker, given the inherent conflict. On Wednesday,...
  • And another one gone and another one gone....

     
    This item from my Sunday print column is a greatly expanded version of a blog item from Thursday It was a double whammy for political junkies last week when Republican Dan Proft and Democrat Kwame Raoul announced that they would......
  • Problem Solver: Man tries to save stabbing victim, incurs hospital bill

    Problem Solver: Man tries to save stabbing victim, incurs hospital bill
    The night Joaquin Santana risked his life attempting to save a friend, he was doing "what any other decent human being would have done," he says. He heard her cries and ran to her, bounding into a knife attack that took her life and left him wounded. It...
  • Zorn: Majority Raoul?

    Zorn: Majority Raoul?
    Here are the results of an unscientific survey of Democratic-leaning folks with whom I talk or trade messages about politics: Gov. Pat Quinn is an honest, well-meaning man but he doesn't seem to know how to get the job done in Springfield. —...
  • Quinn, Daley spar at Democratic breakfast

    Quinn, Daley spar at Democratic breakfast
    SPRINGFIELD — The two Democrats running for governor squared off for the first time Wednesday, with challenger Bill Daley contending the party will lose the office if he's not the nominee next year and Gov. Pat Quinn vowing to defeat all comers....
  • Illinois House GOP leader looking at run for state treasurer

    Illinois House GOP leader looking at run for state treasurer
    SPRINGFIELD — House Republican leader Tom Cross told his members today that he is looking at a run for state treasurer, potentially changing his career plans for the second time in a matter of weeks. Cross informed his fractured House GOP caucus...