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Michael Madigan

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  • House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library

    House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library
    An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago. The proposal, pushed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, goes to the full House next....
  • A single-party state

    Growing up I always thought the Republican Party was the party of corporate wealth and the Democratic Party, the party of working class people. For years that stood as a benchmark for such a division. Now, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Quinn vetoes bill to loosen transit agency contracting rules

    Quinn vetoes bill to loosen transit agency contracting rules
    Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a measure Tuesday that would have expanded the Regional Transportation’s Authority to issue no-bid contracts, arguing the agency should not be given more powers until a panel he formed can review operations following the...
  • Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest

    Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest
    Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional. Those...
  • State lawmakers to miss at least one more paycheck

    State lawmakers to miss at least one more paycheck
    Gov. Pat Quinn, in full re-election mode, took the unusual step of showing up in court today for the first hearing in lawmakers' effort to get their paychecks restored after the governor suspended their pay citing a lack of action on pension reform....
  • First hearing today in state lawmaker paycheck case

    First hearing today in state lawmaker paycheck case
    House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton stepped up their effort Monday to persuade a judge to pay all 177 lawmakers even though Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed their salaries for failing to rein in Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension...
  • Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair

    Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is tossing aside the decades-old tradition of Democrats throwing a political rally at the Illinois State Fair, but he denies that’s because Democrats are in disarray, he got booed heavily last year or that he&...
  • Quinn quietly signs pension bill into law

     Quinn quietly signs pension bill into law
    Gov. Pat Quinn launched Illinois' epic attempt to bail itself out of a $100 billion public employee pension debt Thursday, signing into law an ambitious financial, legal and political effort to restore the state's tumbling credit ratings and unstable...
  • Former speaker of Illinois House W. Robert Blair II dies at 83

    Former speaker of Illinois House W. Robert Blair II dies at 83
    W. Robert Blair II, a two-term Illinois House speaker in the 1970s who was admired and maligned for his push to create the Regional Transportation Authority, has died at 83 after a long illness. Mr. Blair, who died Saturday, Jan. 18, was remembered by...
  • Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage

    Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage
    Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said he will offer prayers for "exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage" at the same time Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill into law...
  • 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,...