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Michael Madigan

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  • House committee studying Illinois' school funding

    With the state's dire budget situation serving as an impetus, a bipartisan panel of House members Wednesday took up work begun by Democrats last summer to replace Illinois' school funding formula. The task force, announced last week by House Speaker...
  • Rauner takes wrong approach with Senate Black Caucus

    Rauner takes wrong approach with Senate Black Caucus
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has met with dozens of state legislators, both individually and in small groups, since his election. By all accounts, every meeting has been cordial, and he has scored lots of points with legislators who aren't accustomed to this sort of...
  • Cullerton rips Rauner budget plan as 'unconscionable'

    Cullerton rips Rauner budget plan as 'unconscionable'
    The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate on Monday called Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget "as unworkable as it is unconscionable," suggesting the Republican try again to draft a balanced spending plan that doesn't disproportionately hurt...
  • Rauner puzzles the puzzle

    Rauner puzzles the puzzle
    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner continues to try to noodle out the budget mess created by State Senate Leader John J. Cullerton  and State House of Representatives Speaker Mike Madigan and their many minions. So guess who holds all of the pieces to the...
  • Dems must give Rauner a chance

    Gov. Bruce Rauner can only propose budget cuts, not enforce them. The Democratic legislative majority will have the final say — even up to overriding his veto. Rauner’s proposal to cut the budgets of Illinois’ most vital and needed...
  • Lobbyist William Filan buys house in Lakeview for $2.4 million

    Lobbyist William Filan buys house in Lakeview for $2.4 million
    Veteran lobbyist William Filan has paid $2.37 million for a six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot brick house in West Lakeview. A former top aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, Filan, 64, long has counted the city of Chicago among his...
  • Rauner commits rookie error in budget game

    Rauner commits rookie error in budget game
    A rookie mistake has led to some big problems. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both D-Chicago, believed that Gov. Bruce Rauner would ask to postpone the scheduled Feb. 18 budget address. The current fiscal year's...
  • Senate Democrats offer $580 million fund sweep, but GOP sees it as a stunt

    Senate Democrats offer $580 million fund sweep, but GOP sees it as a stunt
    Senate Democrats gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a plan that would sweep $580 million from special funds to help plug a gaping budget hole, a move Republicans decried as a political stunt that undermines negotiations with new GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner....
  • Emanuel, challengers search for last-minute votes

    Emanuel, challengers search for last-minute votes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had just finished eating at a Bronzeville hot dog joint and was ducking into a barbershop when a man stopped the mayor on the sidewalk to say he was voting for him because "you put your money where your mouth is." "Well, I have a...
  • Do Chicago a favor, don't let Rahm win Tuesday

     Do Chicago a favor, don't let Rahm win Tuesday
    Chicago really doesn't need a presidential temple of worship masquerading as a presidential library, or a fancy downtown college basketball palace, or a Star Wars museum on the lakefront. And downtown doesn't need a big casino, either, not even a...
  • Rauner, Democrats disagree on short-term budget fix

    Rauner, Democrats disagree on short-term budget fix
    More than a week after Gov. Bruce Rauner declared he was "literally days away" from a solution to the $1.6 billion shortfall in this year's budget, the governor insisted Friday that he and Democrats are "very close" to a deal. "We'll get it done,"...