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  • State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka

    State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka
    The Illinois Constitution is clear that a vacancy in the state comptroller’s office is filled by an appointment made by the governor. But the timing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death on Wednesday, so close to the Jan. 12...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff
    If you're Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and you're running for mayor, this is how you take down Mayor Rahm Emanuel: You and the other candidates in the race get just enough votes to deny Rahm the 50 percent-plus-one vote count he'll need to win outright in...
  • Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor

    Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor
    House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday effectively ruled out any quick action by lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to try to force a special election for Illinois comptroller following the death of Republican Judy Baar Topinka....
  • Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall

     Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall
    "She's the blond. I'm the redhead." —State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, explaining in 1997 the scant difference between her office and that of state Comptroller Loleta Didrickson. In a better place and time, politicians would focus this week...
  • Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)

    Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)
    Well, he certainly isn't leaving quietly. Gov. Pat Quinn, who lost his re-election bid last month, announced Thursday that he's calling the lame duck General Assembly to Springfield for a special session on Jan. 8, just a few days before a new...
  • Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy

    Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy
    Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t leaving office without waging at least one more battle against Republican successor Bruce Rauner, ordering lawmakers on Thursday to return to Springfield Jan. 8 to decide whether voters should get to pick a new...
  • Effort stalls to revamp Illinois' corporate tax breaks program

     Effort stalls to revamp Illinois' corporate tax breaks program
    A year ago, lawmakers imposed a moratorium on special tax incentives used to help keep companies — and their jobs — in Illinois. They also created a committee to examine whether the program, which also rewarded companies even as they laid...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • The Rauner era has begun in Illinois

    The Rauner era has begun in Illinois
    When Speaker Michael Madigan adjourned the Illinois House last week, he closed with the traditional Latin phrase "sine die" or "until we meet again." That signaled adjournment until January when new lawmakers take their seats. That was it. Curtain...
  • Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists

     Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists
    Major U.S. industries have lined up heavy hitting lobbyists over influential Ald. Ed Burke's proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol. The battle has been brewing for months, pitting big...
  • People v. pols goes to the Supreme Court

     People v. pols goes to the Supreme Court
    In 2012, when Democrats held on to the White House, Republicans kept a comfortable majority of seats in the U.S. House. This was curious for only one reason: Nationally, Democrats running in House elections outpolled Republicans by more than a million...