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Michael Madigan

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  • Long hot summer, politically, in Illinois

    Long hot summer, politically, in Illinois
    At the supper table the other night, my 9-year-old daughter, Grace, gave me a sad look and said, "Why are they closing the museum?" She and her two sisters love to visit the Illinois State Museum in Springfield and look at the collections of...
  • Rauner TV ad buy enters second week as Springfield stalemate continues

    Rauner TV ad buy enters second week as Springfield stalemate continues
    As lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday amid a budget stalemate, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a second week of statewide TV advertising as he tries to gain leverage over Democrats who control the legislature. Rauner is spending roughly...
  • Rauner battling unions on a second front: A new contract

    Rauner battling unions on a second front: A new contract
    As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner remains locked in a stalemate with Democratic lawmakers over his pro-business, anti-union agenda, he's opened up a second front, battling the largest state employee union over a new contract. For decades, such...
  • Democrats battle themselves on Chicago schools pension bill

    Illinois Democrats' cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to approve giving cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools a six-week reprieve on making a $634 million pension contribution....
  • After House rejects Emanuel-Rauner CPS pension plan, finger-pointing begins

    After House rejects Emanuel-Rauner CPS pension plan, finger-pointing begins
    The Illinois House on Tuesday defeated Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to delay a massive Chicago Public Schools pension payment due at months’ end, a result of years of deeply rooted partisan mistrust surfacing in a new era of divided state...
  • Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86

     Clark Burrus, Chicago comptroller in 1970s, dead at 86
    Clark Burrus was rejected in his first attempt to find work at City Hall, turned down for a summer job while still in college. Mr. Burrus went on to a distinguished career in public and private spheres, serving as city comptroller in the 1970s and...
  • Democrats offer Rauner tax-freeze plan, but House defeats it

    Illinois House Democrats put another property-tax freeze to a vote — this one including contentious side issues demanded by Gov. Bruce Rauner — but it was defeated like previous versions. The Republican governor's proposals to reduce local...
  • Letter: Rauner wrong to blame for state budget mess

    In reading all the articles about Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state budget, it seems many hold Rauner responsible for the budget mess. How can anyone who lives in or out of Cook County ignore the fact that it is House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate...
  • Dems to chamber: Budget woes not our fault

    Dems to chamber: Budget woes not our fault
    Four Democratic state legislators faced the questions of over 100 Northbrook Chamber of Commerce guests Monday, and delivered a unified message about the Illinois budget. It's not their fault. Their secondary message: Things are getting hairy. "It's...
  • Rauner rattles saber on budget cuts again

    Rauner rattles saber on budget cuts again
    For the second time in as many weeks, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fired off a long list of threatened spending cuts if no budget is in place by July 1, a move Democrats dismissed as largely symbolic since money for the programs will dry up...
  • Readers rise to Rauner's defense

    Readers rise to Rauner's defense
    The comment salon at Change of Subject online has been aflame over the standoff in Springfield. IronMike100 writes: "Democrats can pass any spending and tax bill they want. So why don't they? Because they know it will be political suicide, especially...