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Michael Madigan

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  • Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...
  • Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down

    Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down
    For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz...
  • Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge

    Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge
    A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
  • Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law

     Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law
    Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
  • To grow Illinois jobs, fix the tax code

    To grow Illinois jobs, fix the tax code
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner told voters over and over during his gubernatorial campaign that he's a "business guy," not a career politician. Given the poor state of this state, Rauner could pretty much take his pick of business issues, and Illinois would be...
  • Madigan: 'Very productive' first meeting with Gov.-elect Rauner

    Madigan: 'Very productive' first meeting with Gov.-elect Rauner
    Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton held their first meeting with Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday, emerging to say they will put the negativity of the campaign behind them and work together on the...
  • Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session

     Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session
    The campaign is over but remnants of the fight between Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner remain as lawmakers return to Springfield this week, with the Democrat looking to score a final victory by raising the state's minimum wage while the...
  • Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist

     Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist
    Bruce Rauner long has spoken of the need to demand more from teachers and students alike. But before a conservative audience in Lake County last fall, the then-Republican candidate for governor lashed out at new Common Core education standards aimed at...
  • Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'

    Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday said he wanted some insiders like Democrat Bill Daley on his transition team to help identify where the “bodies are buried.” Rauner’s decision to put Daley on his...
  • 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...
  • For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda

    For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda
    The last time Illinois changed governors, the air was thick with promises of reform. Rod Blagojevich had just been impeached and would soon be on his way to prison. His successor, Gov. Pat Quinn, had launched a blue-ribbon ethics panel even before he...