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Michael Madigan

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  • Endorsements for Illinois Senate

    Endorsements for Illinois Senate
    Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election. It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19 majority, and only seven seats are contested. If Republicans...
  • Madigan son-in-law leaving RTA post

    Madigan son-in-law leaving RTA post
    The son-in-law of House Speaker Michael Madigan is leaving his post as chief of staff of the Regional Transportation Authority. Jordan Matyas told the Tribune on Friday it was "time to move on to the next chapter" after four years at the Chicago area'...
  • Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state

    Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state
    Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do? We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....
  • 'The Good Wife' needs a little of the Chicago Way

    'The Good Wife' needs a little of the Chicago Way
    "The Good Wife" is one of the most popular and, some might say, the most realistic political soap ever on TV. And soon, thanks to yours truly, it could star a new character of great cunning and power, one you may find familiar if you know Illinois,...
  • Wanted: A public corruption buster

    Wanted: A public corruption buster
    "It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. That's what people expect of their leaders and elected officials. And I will not let them down." — Lisa Madigan, candidate for attorney...
  • Illinois a congressional battleground state

    Illinois a congressional battleground state
    Two years ago, Illinois Democrats parlayed a new political map they drew and the final appearance at the top of the ticket by President Barack Obama to sweep out four Republican congressmen and reverse some of the losses suffered in the 2010 election that...
  • Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions

     Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions
    Before Illinois voters get to the main event of choosing between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner, they'll be faced with five referendum questions asking about crime victims' rights, voting protections, a minimum wage hike, birth control and...
  • A Gov. Rauner may wonder who's in charge

    What makes you on the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune think that House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are not going to treat Bruce Rauner if he should win the office of governor as “an irrelevant bystander,”...
  • Quinn wins good neighbor award, but that's all

     Quinn wins good neighbor award, but that's all
    Watching Republican businessman Bruce Rauner trounce Gov. Pat Quinn in their debate last week, I took a long look at Quinn and considered the man. Not the man as governor. Quinn has been governor for nearly six years, and while affable enough, he...
  • Illiana toll road wins key vote

    Illiana toll road wins key vote
    The controversial Illiana toll road won a key vote Thursday from a regional planning group. On Wednesday, an effort by a companion agency to block the proposed Illiana toll road fell short. Opponents on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning&...
  • Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short

    Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short
    An effort by members of the Chicago region's top planning board to block the proposed Illiana toll road fell short Wednesday, but another vote on the highly contentious project is due Thursday. Illiana opponents on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for...