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  • Illinois' financial mess is not Rauner's fault

    Illinois' financial mess is not Rauner's fault
    Tribune columnist Kristen McQueary hit it on the head with “Scrooges don’t include Rauner.” The mess this state is in has nothing to do with Gov. Bruce Rauner but everything to do with Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker...
  • Ban red light cameras? Not so fast

    Ban red light cameras? Not so fast
    The Illinois House voted last week to ban red light cameras, but don't do a happy dance just yet. The bill covers roughly 35 communities. Chicago is not one of them. Cue the sad trombone. Bill sponsor David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, isn't a fan...
  • Legislators fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums

    Legislators fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public parkland as a potential site for President Barack Obama's presidential library, while...
  • For Mike Madigan, it's all about the power

    For Mike Madigan, it's all about the power
    One of the questions I get asked most often as an Illinois political reporter is," what is Mike Madigan really like?" The best answer I can give is if one were to look up the word "shrewd" in the dictionary, you'd likely see Mike Madigan staring back at...
  • Suarez loses to Santiago by 79 votes in 31st Ward

     Suarez loses to Santiago by 79 votes in 31st Ward
    Longtime 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez has been forced into retirement after a final count of votes Tuesday from the April 7 runoff election showed him losing to challenger Milagros "Milly" Santiago by 79 votes. A week ago, when it seemed clear he was headed...
  • New Rauner committee targets state legislators

    New Rauner committee targets state legislators
    Gov. Bruce Rauner devised a new way to reward his friends and punish his enemies on April 16 when he created a campaign committee called Illinois Turnaround. It's an independent expenditure committee, meaning that contributions to it and by it are not...
  • Rauner commits rookie error in budget game

    Rauner commits rookie error in budget game
    A rookie mistake has led to some big problems. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both D-Chicago, believed that Gov. Bruce Rauner would ask to postpone the scheduled Feb. 18 budget address. The current fiscal year's...
  • Senate Democrats offer $580 million fund sweep, but GOP sees it as a stunt

    Senate Democrats offer $580 million fund sweep, but GOP sees it as a stunt
    Senate Democrats gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a plan that would sweep $580 million from special funds to help plug a gaping budget hole, a move Republicans decried as a political stunt that undermines negotiations with new GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner....
  • Rauner, Democrats disagree on short-term budget fix

    Rauner, Democrats disagree on short-term budget fix
    More than a week after Gov. Bruce Rauner declared he was "literally days away" from a solution to the $1.6 billion shortfall in this year's budget, the governor insisted Friday that he and Democrats are "very close" to a deal. "We'll get it done,"...
  • Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line. "We had a...
  • Tinley Park mayor says his team's electoral losses weren't about him

    Tinley Park mayor says his team's electoral losses weren't about him
    Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki isn't used to being an embattled politician. He's been re-elected eight times since 1981, and is adored by many residents. "I would love to have Ed as a mayor for life," said Myra Eder, a freelance journalist who lives in...