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Michael Madigan

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  • Let the next election for comptroller be the last

    Let the next election for comptroller be the last
    Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's death left a void in Illinois beyond her colorful personality: She would have been sworn in Monday for her second term in the office. Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has named GOP businesswoman Leslie Munger to fill the vacancy,...
  • Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016

    Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016
    Democrats gave speedy approval Thursday to a measure that would require a special election to fill part of the term left vacant after the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, as Republicans railed against the move as a power grab aimed at undermining...
  • Come Thursday, enjoy the raise you won Nov. 4

    Come Thursday, enjoy the raise you won Nov. 4
    Congratulations on your raise! On Thursday, the four-year income tax hikes that Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law will begin to roll back. You'll keep more of the money you earn. Your raise also is a victory because you won it. The Nov. 4 election for...
  • District 230 candidates file for heated campaign

    District 230 candidates file for heated campaign
    While it's early in the election cycle, school board races in High School District 230 are already shaping up to be hotly contested with one group of candidates accusing another of political chicanery. Board President Rick Nogal is running for re-...
  • Gov.-elect Rauner, allies back agenda with $20 million

    Gov.-elect Rauner, allies back agenda with $20 million
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and two key allies pumped $20 million into the Republican's campaign fund Wednesday to buttress lawmakers who follow the new chief executive's as-yet unstated agenda after he takes office in mid-January. The move is an...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff
    If you're Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and you're running for mayor, this is how you take down Mayor Rahm Emanuel: You and the other candidates in the race get just enough votes to deny Rahm the 50 percent-plus-one vote count he'll need to win outright in...
  • Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor

    Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor
    House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday effectively ruled out any quick action by lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to try to force a special election for Illinois comptroller following the death of Republican Judy Baar Topinka....
  • Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall

     Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall
    "She's the blond. I'm the redhead." —State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, explaining in 1997 the scant difference between her office and that of state Comptroller Loleta Didrickson. In a better place and time, politicians would focus this week...
  • Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)

    Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)
    Well, he certainly isn't leaving quietly. Gov. Pat Quinn, who lost his re-election bid last month, announced Thursday that he's calling the lame duck General Assembly to Springfield for a special session on Jan. 8, just a few days before a new...
  • Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy

    Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy
    Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t leaving office without waging at least one more battle against Republican successor Bruce Rauner, ordering lawmakers on Thursday to return to Springfield Jan. 8 to decide whether voters should get to pick a new...
  • Effort stalls to revamp Illinois' corporate tax breaks program

     Effort stalls to revamp Illinois' corporate tax breaks program
    A year ago, lawmakers imposed a moratorium on special tax incentives used to help keep companies — and their jobs — in Illinois. They also created a committee to examine whether the program, which also rewarded companies even as they laid...