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Michael Madigan

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  • 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...
  • Madigan pushes ballot question on $10-an-hour minimum wage

    Madigan pushes ballot question on $10-an-hour minimum wage
    House Speaker Michael Madigan has teed up a proposal that would put on the November ballot an advisory referendum that would ask voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour by Jan. 1, a move that could help drive...
  • Madigan $10 an hour minimum wage referendum advances

    Madigan $10 an hour minimum wage referendum advances
    SPRINGFIELD --- House lawmakers today advanced a proposal backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan that would put an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour. The...
  • Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe

     Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe
    John Bills fits right in to the world of colorful characters who do the heavy lifting for Chicago politicians every election — raising donations, knocking on doors and delivering all of the vote. But in Bills' case, the colors have often been a...
  • Madigan: Still 'significantly' short on income tax vote

    Madigan: Still 'significantly' short on income tax vote
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn spent more than two hours Monday trying to convince House Democrats to vote to make permanent what was billed as a temporary income tax increase, but Speaker Michael Madigan said support remains “significantly&...
  • Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage

    Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving cautiously on the issue of raising the city's minimum wage, announcing the creation of a committee that will discuss the pros and cons and report back to him. The famously hard-charging mayor doesn't need to solicit input on...
  • State rep, potentially key vote in tax hike, seeks to postpone bribery trial

    State rep, potentially key vote in tax hike, seeks to postpone bribery trial
    Lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith, potentially a key vote to make the state's temporary tax hike permanent, has asked a federal judge to postpone his trial on bribery charges next week so he can finish out the legislative session in Springfield....
  • Illinois House votes to put minimum wage hike question on fall ballot

    Illinois House votes to put minimum wage hike question on fall ballot
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House today voted to put on the November ballot a question asking voters whether the state's minimum wage should be raised to $10 an hour. The measure, which is only advisory and would not have the force of law, is being...
  • Illinois remap ballot question could be in trouble

    Illinois remap ballot question could be in trouble
    A proposed state constitutional amendment that would ask Illinois voters this fall to create an independent body to draw new legislative boundaries is at risk of not making the ballot following an initial review of petition signatures by state elections...
  • Rauner pressures lawmakers on income tax hike

    Rauner pressures lawmakers on income tax hike
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner sought to exert influence in the debate on whether to make permanent a state income tax increase by commissioning automated calls targeting seven Democratic lawmakers. In the calls, Rauner encourages...