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Michael Madigan

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  • Remap amendment DOA — by design

    Remap amendment DOA — by design
    Voters won't get to change Illinois' corrupt, self-serving remapping process this year. The sponsors of the constitutional amendment pulled the plug on Friday. They pointed to a judge's ruling that their amendment didn't meet the requirements of the...
  • Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....
  • Change Illinois' political culture

    Change Illinois' political culture
    Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician and lawyer. During the dictatorship of Gaius Julius Caesar, Cicero championed a return to the traditional republican government. In Illinois, Cicero has become synonymous with the crime and...
  • Quinn's been quiet about reforming Illinois

    Quinn's been quiet about reforming Illinois
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants you to know that he tried very, very hard to give voters the chance to impose term limits on lawmakers. Twenty years ago, that is. Where's he been lately? Last week, the governor's re-election campaign sent around a 1993 photo...
  • Doing Michael Madigan's dirty work

    Doing Michael Madigan's dirty work
    The House speaker's henchman had a busy week, fighting to protect the Illinois Constitution from the people of Illinois: On Tuesday, attorney Michael Kasper appeared before the State Board of Elections, doing his best to disqualify the signatures of...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library

    Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library
    Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent —...
  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     
    From Sunday's print column, an updated version of a Monday posting: Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal...
  • Rauner loses another round in term limit referendum bid

     Rauner loses another round in term limit referendum bid
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that kept it off the November ballot. The appellate decision...
  • Term limits amendment — and citizens — lose

    Term limits amendment — and citizens — lose
    People of Illinois, an appellate court has spoken: Your constitution is stacked against you. A measure to limit the terms of state lawmakers does not meet the narrow criteria for citizen-driven amendments, the 1st District Appellate Court ruled...
  • Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.” The re-election seeking Quinn...
  • Metra says settlement with ousted CEO totaled $1.3 million

    Metra says settlement with ousted CEO totaled $1.3 million
    The costs associated with Metra's controversial 2013 settlement with ousted CEO Alex Clifford totaled about $1.3 million, with about half going to outside lawyers, officials said Thursday. Clifford ended up leaving Metra with a package worth about $652,...