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  • Silver pitcher, token of capital wars, headed back to Springfield

    Silver pitcher, token of capital wars, headed back to Springfield
    A silver pitcher given to an Illinois lawmaker who fought to keep the state capital in Springfield in the 19th century is headed back to the statehouse after a journey that found it in a Washington, D.C. apartment. The Cohrs pitcher was presented to...
  • Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment

    Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today have begun to send portions of a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn, the one task they must complete ahead of their Saturday adjournment deadline. The spending plan puts off the tough decision of whether to extend the...
  • Rauner leaves door open to repealing gay marriage law

    Rauner leaves door open to repealing gay marriage law
    As Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn commemorated the same-sex marriage law he signed by visiting a gay wedding ceremony Monday, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said he’d be open to repealing it if that’s what Illinois voters wanted. Rauner has...
  • Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial

    Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial
    A month before the 2012 primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith was talking in his West Side political office with a trusted campaign worker about writing a letter of support for a day care in exchange for a $7,000 bribe, federal prosecutors allege. The...
  • Term limit push has enough signatures to make ballot

    Term limit push has enough signatures to make ballot
    State elections officials said today that a preliminary review of the paperwork shows that a constitutional amendment on legislative term limits backed by Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner should have enough signatures to be eligible for the Nov. 4...
  • Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014

     Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014
    Lucille "Jackie" Gallagher was an aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a decade before working for 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Chicago Teachers Union. At the CTU from 1991 to 2003, she worked under union chiefs Jacqueline Vaughn, Tom...
  • Madigan: Votes not there yet on income tax, minimum wage hike

    Madigan: Votes not there yet on income tax, minimum wage hike
    SPRINGFIELD — As the General Assembly heads into its final month of session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn’t have enough votes lined up yet to extend the state’s income tax increase or raise the minimum wage....
  • State's tax incentive overhaul advances amid Chamber criticism

    State's tax incentive overhaul advances amid Chamber criticism
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan advanced a proposed overhaul of one of the state's special tax incentive programs Wednesday with an eye toward helping areas of high unemployment and poverty. But Doug Whitley, president of the...
  • Lawmakers may donate Obama's former state senate seat -- or at least his chair

    Lawmakers may donate Obama's former state senate seat -- or at least his chair
    State lawmakers took steps today to loan or donate Barack Obama's state Senate seat to his presidential library — and took pains to note they weren't trying to turn the items into "golden" assets the way imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich did....
  • Illinois House takes up state budget

    Illinois House takes up state budget
    SPRINGFIELD — The Democrat-controlled House narrowly approved major portions of a new state budget Thursday over the objections of Republicans who contend the roughly $38 billion spending plan all but ensures a 2011 temporary income tax increase...
  • SIU student newspaper may get infusion of state funds

    SIU student newspaper may get infusion of state funds
    The Southern Illinois University student newspaper may be closer to a solution for its financial woes — possibly thanks to taxpayers. State Rep. Kenneth Dunkin, D-Chicago, amended the state’s appropriation bill to the university on Tuesday...