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Michael Madigan

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  • Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing

    Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing
    State lawmakers have intervened repeatedly in Illinois' teacher licensing process, going to bat in some cases for candidates who did not meet state requirements and applicants with criminal pasts as well as for relatives, donors and constituents, a...
  • Quinn, Rauner get personal in Tribune exchange

     Quinn, Rauner get personal in Tribune exchange
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner lobbed a nonstop volley of character attacks at each other during their first face-to-face meeting in five months, a strong signal that the homestretch of the governor's race will focus on...
  • Rauner, Quinn ramp up ethics barbs in Illinois governor race

    Rauner, Quinn ramp up ethics barbs in Illinois governor race
    The focus on ethics and alleged ethical misdeeds in the Illinois governor’s race ramped up Wednesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner launched new TV ads to attack each other. With the campaign growing ever more...
  • Voters not sold on tax money for Obama library

    Voters not sold on tax money for Obama library
    A majority of Illinois voters continue to give home-state President Barack Obama positive marks for his job performance, but that doesn't mean they want their tax dollars used to help bring his library to Chicago, a new Tribune poll shows. The survey...
  • Quinn holds fleeting financial edge against Rauner

    Quinn holds fleeting financial edge against Rauner
    Finance reports filed Tuesday showed the distinct styles between the two major governor candidates: Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy first-time challenger who can tap deep pockets, is willing to raise and spend millions of dollars. Democratic Gov. Pat...
  • Mayor Antoinette, don't give us no cheesecake

    Mayor Antoinette, don't give us no cheesecake
    Rahm Emanuel, the beloved mayor of Chicago, has a problem. He's beloved by the national media, by uber-wealthy Democrats on the coasts, by reporters he served with leaks and tips in New York and Washington, and by his loyal straight man Jimmy Fallon....
  • Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up

    Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up
    The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year. The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...
  • Targeting legislative leaders

    Targeting legislative leaders
    While we're waiting for the courts to decide whether the people of Illinois will get to vote on a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of state lawmakers, let's ponder a related question: What if we just term-limited Mike Madigan? A more...
  • Courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies

    Courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies
    Two federal appellate courts on Tuesday handed down conflicting rulings on whether the government can subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans who live in states that rely on the new federal health insurance marketplace to enroll in...
  • Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'

    Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
    During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois. He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
  • Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report

      Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report
    A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...