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Michael Madigan

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  • Tension running high earlier than usual at Capitol

    Tension running high earlier than usual at Capitol
    Nerves are frayed at the Capitol earlier than usual this year as state lawmakers careen from political pressure points to governmental crises. In rapid succession, they went through a primary election campaign, heard Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's call...
  • Legislative watchdog found no ethics violation, Madigan's office says

    Legislative watchdog found no ethics violation, Madigan's office says
    An investigation by Illinois' legislative watchdog into allegations of political pressure at Metra found that House Speaker Michael Madigan did not violate the state's ethics act, Madigan's office said Wednesday. Heather Wier Vaught, Madigan's top...
  • Voter protection, victim rights questions to appear on ballot

    Voter protection, victim rights questions to appear on ballot
    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois voters this fall will get to decide a pair of constitutional amendments on ballot protections and crime victim rights. The Senate voted today to put both questions on the Nov. 4 ballot. House Speaker Michael Madigan’s...
  • Remap amendment is building an army

    Remap amendment is building an army
    Good news for the great majority of Illinois voters who are fed up with politicians rigging the electoral maps: A grass-roots effort to amend the state constitution has collected almost 350,000 signatures — and banked more than $2.5 million in...
  • State IG: Madigan did not break ethics rules on Metra pressure allegation

    State IG: Madigan did not break ethics rules on Metra pressure allegation
    An investigation by the Illinois legislative inspector general into allegations of political pressure at Metra found that House Speaker Michael Madigan did not violate the state’s ethics act, Madigan’s office said today. ¬†Heather Wier...
  • Vallas lands six-figure job with Quinn supporter

    Vallas lands six-figure job with Quinn supporter
    Paul Vallas, who returned to Illinois last month as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, has been hired to a six-figure job as a municipal finance consultant by a longtime friend and political supporter of the Democratic governor. Vallas began his...
  • Local Voices West: April 17 edition

    Local Voices West: April 17 edition
    Letters to the editor from Oak Park, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Naperville, Wheaton, Berwyn and Western Springs.  Influence of the wealthy In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign...
  • Madigan 'millionaire tax' stalls out

    Madigan 'millionaire tax' stalls out
    SPRINGFIELD --- Speaker Michael Madigan wasn’t able to wrangle enough votes to get his so-called millionaire tax proposal out of the Illinois House, meaning it won’t appear before voters on the November ballot. The proposed constitutional...
  • Illinois should change how it taxes people, firms

    Illinois should change how it taxes people, firms
    Bring on the class war. Only don't call it that. Call it an overdue discussion about the most critical issues facing the U.S. economy and the democracy that economy supports. And let's have the discussion here and now — here in Illinois and...
  • Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years

    Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years
    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan was a “prominent participant” in patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years, recommending dozens of people for jobs, a new report has found. Madigan had the power to recommend individuals for...
  • Vallas rips Rauner for wanting to lower income taxes

     Vallas rips Rauner for wanting to lower income taxes
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday trotted out his running mate Paul Vallas to hammer Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s position that the state income tax rate should rolled back, saying doing so would result in huge cuts to education and spikes in...