| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From Sunday's print column Agreed, there was something deeply satisfying about Gov. Pat Quinn’s announcement last week that he was suspending the pay of state lawmakers until they acted on pension reform. "There is a principle as old as the......
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Big breaking story this evening: Lisa Madigan skips governor race, cites dad as main reason. I admit I didn't see this coming, at least not over the summer. I assumed she was going to stay in exploratory, wait-and-see mode until......
| Jul 21, 2013
For years it's been my sense that the Madigan name doesn't send chills down the spines of average Illinois residents.
Despite the yeoman's effort of print and broadcast pundits to portray veteran Democratic state House Speaker Michael Madigan as the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins will not be conducting an independent probe of the ousted Metra CEO's allegations of patronage attempts and other improprieties at the agency, officials announced this morning.
Late Sunday, Perkins Coie,...
| Mar 20, 2013
To: The Decisive Dozen
From: Your Supporters
Re: The Illinois House of Representatives Vote on Same-Sex Marriage.
All it takes is the 12 of you, whoever you are. That's the rumor anyway.
"Twelve votes short of passage," said Michael Madigan,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:15 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Generous health care and pensions will go by the wayside for future political appointees overseeing the Chicago area's local bus and train service, but the current officeholders will get to keep the benefits until they are...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:02 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Republicans on Thursday picked as their new leader a former Cook County prosecutor known for tough anti-crime stances but also for his work to clean up a broken justice system littered with wrongful convictions.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Anyone who has ever fantasized about killing someone couldn't do better in that fantasy world than to hire Jason Kolarich, a savvy, street-smart lawyer who is a product of novelist David Ellis' vivid imagination.
This piece first...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, arguably the most powerful man in the state, does not own a cellphone. This stunning revelation was made known Tuesday when Gov. Quinn explained to the press how he tried to phone......
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
No rest for the wonky. Gov. Pat Quinn has called for a special session of the legislature to fix the pension mess -- because, gosh darn it, they haven't yet had time to fix it! -- recalling the numerous futile......
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Thursday that she cannot issue paychecks to lawmakers unless they vote to overturn Gov. Pat Quinn's $13.8 million veto of their salaries or a court rules her office must pay out.
The decision comes after weeks of...