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Michael Madigan

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  • Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state

    Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state
    Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do? We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....
  • 'The Good Wife' needs a little of the Chicago Way

    'The Good Wife' needs a little of the Chicago Way
    "The Good Wife" is one of the most popular and, some might say, the most realistic political soap ever on TV. And soon, thanks to yours truly, it could star a new character of great cunning and power, one you may find familiar if you know Illinois,...
  • Wanted: A public corruption buster

    Wanted: A public corruption buster
    "It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. That's what people expect of their leaders and elected officials. And I will not let them down." — Lisa Madigan, candidate for attorney...
  • Voters not sold on tax money for Obama library

    Voters not sold on tax money for Obama library
    A majority of Illinois voters continue to give home-state President Barack Obama positive marks for his job performance, but that doesn't mean they want their tax dollars used to help bring his library to Chicago, a new Tribune poll shows. The survey...
  • A Gov. Rauner may wonder who's in charge

    What makes you on the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune think that House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are not going to treat Bruce Rauner if he should win the office of governor as “an irrelevant bystander,”...
  • Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions

     Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions
    Before Illinois voters get to the main event of choosing between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner, they'll be faced with five referendum questions asking about crime victims' rights, voting protections, a minimum wage hike, birth control and...
  • Quinn wins good neighbor award, but that's all

     Quinn wins good neighbor award, but that's all
    Watching Republican businessman Bruce Rauner trounce Gov. Pat Quinn in their debate last week, I took a long look at Quinn and considered the man. Not the man as governor. Quinn has been governor for nearly six years, and while affable enough, he...
  • Illiana toll road wins key vote

    Illiana toll road wins key vote
    The controversial Illiana toll road won a key vote Thursday from a regional planning group. On Wednesday, an effort by a companion agency to block the proposed Illiana toll road fell short. Opponents on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning&...
  • Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short

    Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short
    An effort by members of the Chicago region's top planning board to block the proposed Illiana toll road fell short Wednesday, but another vote on the highly contentious project is due Thursday. Illiana opponents on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for...
  • Rauner radio ad hits Quinn on DCFS deaths

    Rauner radio ad hits Quinn on DCFS deaths
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is broadening his attacks on Gov. Pat Quinn to accuse the Democrat of “abuse, neglect (and) tragic mismanagement” in the deaths of children whose families had previous contact with the Illinois...
  • A bleak future for the average chumbolone of Illinois

     A bleak future for the average chumbolone of Illinois
    If you're an Illinoisan who isn't on a political payroll — meaning you won't have a fat six-figure pension like many of our public officials — you'll likely spend this last month before the Illinois governor's election in deep contemplation....