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Michael Madigan

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  • Exhausted Emanuel soaks in victory, asks for some slack

    Exhausted Emanuel soaks in victory, asks for some slack
    An exhausted but upbeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel soaked in his re-election victory Wednesday, thanking voters, reflecting on campaign strategy and asking reporters to cut him some slack. After greeting morning commuters at the 95th Street Red Line station,...
  • Local, state law enforcement lobby against youth program cuts

    Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim joined other state and local law enforcement leaders this week in urging Illinois legislators to avoid cuts to youth programs that help keep kids on a positive track. Nerheim and other state's attorneys,...
  • Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes

    Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes
    Transit officials Wednesday laid out a grim scenario of service cuts on buses and trains, fare increases, layoffs and commuters returning to their cars in droves as early as summer if lawmakers approve Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut nearly $170 million...
  • Politics, school funding hot topics in District 230 race

    The race for three seats on the Consolidated High School District 230 board is heating up in the final days amid allegations of partisan politics and misinformation from both incumbents and challengers. School board president Rick Nogal and vice...
  • Speaker Madigan wants to increase funding for crime labs

    House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to increase funding for state crime labs to address a backlog in processing evidence. The Chicago Democrat introduced legislation to provide an additional $6 million for forensics laboratories in the budget year that...
  • Speak out

    I believe Gov. Bruce Rauner will balance the budget on the backs of the poor. There will be a huge price to pay, starting with less state heating assistance and chopping out money for Medicaid, reimbursement to hospitals and nursing homes, along with...
  • John Kass: Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?

    The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable -- at least not publicly. Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some oligarchs...
  • Meeks still battling for more school funding

    Meeks still battling for more school funding
    After years of fighting with fellow Democrats to improve public school funding in Illinois, former state Sen. James Meeks has switched sides. He's now chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education, appointed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, whom he...
  • With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.

    With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.
    Some Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly voted last week to make cuts to education and other spending they favor. The Earth did not fly into the sun. In votes on the same measures, Republican legislators agreed to raid money from funds that...
  • Senate passes budget deal to close $1.6B deficit

    Senate passes budget deal to close $1.6B deficit
    In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services. The legislation passed the Democratic-led...
  • Senate vote avoids budget crisis, restores court reporter funding

    Senate vote avoids budget crisis, restores court reporter funding
    Court reporters and officials in Lake County Circuit Court breathed a collective sigh of relief Thursday afternoon when the Illinois Senate narrowly approved a budget fix that addressed a shortfall in funding for the courthouse duty. Lake County's 21...