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Michael Madigan

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  • Reversing course in Illinois

    Reversing course in Illinois
    The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century's most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average...
  • Illinois' financial woes

    I have to agree with Gov. Bruce Rauner. What happens when you spend more than you earn every year? You end up where Illinois is right now. Bankruptcy is one solution, but Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and Illinois Senate President John...
  • Rauner plans to propose raising school funding in first budget

    Rauner plans to propose raising school funding in first budget
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday plans to propose a 6.7 percent increase in general school spending despite signals that he'll call for major cuts elsewhere during his first budget speech. A Rauner adviser said the governor will suggest a...
  • State, local efforts combine to prevent school violence

    State, local efforts combine to prevent school violence
    As local school districts and public-safety officials move onward with initiatives to prevent violence from reaching classrooms, state lawmakers have announced plans to work with mental health professionals to help children with mental illness in the...
  • Emanuel, challengers search for last-minute votes

    Emanuel, challengers search for last-minute votes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had just finished eating at a Bronzeville hot dog joint and was ducking into a barbershop when a man stopped the mayor on the sidewalk to say he was voting for him because "you put your money where your mouth is." "Well, I have a...
  • Do Chicago a favor, don't let Rahm win Tuesday

     Do Chicago a favor, don't let Rahm win Tuesday
    Chicago really doesn't need a presidential temple of worship masquerading as a presidential library, or a fancy downtown college basketball palace, or a Star Wars museum on the lakefront. And downtown doesn't need a big casino, either, not even a...
  • At outset, Rauner making more enemies than friends

    At outset, Rauner making more enemies than friends
    More than a few Statehouse types have been wondering aloud for weeks what Gov. Bruce Rauner is up to with his almost daily attacks on organized labor. Just what, they ask, is the end game? His people say that the governor feels "liberated" since the...
  • What will Madigan and Cullerton do?

    What will Madigan and Cullerton do?
    In their combined 80 years in state government, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have seen several governors. They have not seen a governor the likes of Bruce Rauner. Rauner delivered his budget address Wednesday, his...
  • Bruce Rauner is Scott Walker on steroids. But is that bad?

    Bruce Rauner is Scott Walker on steroids. But is that bad?
    Bruce Rauner is Scott Walker on steroids. But is that a bad thing? It does make the coming fight in blue-state Illinois, the political birthplace of President Barack Obama and a state drowning in red ink, a national story. It isn't like we don't...
  • Madigan: Rauner says to expect 'tough medicine' in budget speech

    Madigan: Rauner says to expect 'tough medicine' in budget speech
    Gov. Bruce Rauner met with the four legislative leaders Tuesday, and they said the governor warned them he’s prepared to deliver some “tough medicine” in the form of major cuts during his first budget address Wednesday. The roughly...
  • Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council

     Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council
    Latinos are poised to pick up at least two City Council seats in aldermanic elections, the reflection of a new ward map and rising population in Chicago. The last census showed the city's Latino population grew by about 25,000 between 2000 and 2010 as...