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Michael Madigan

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  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...
  • Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget

    Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget
    The General Assembly will be back in session today on one of the last days of the spring session, with lawmakers still trying to agree on a state budget. The Senate is set to reconvene at 10 a.m. and the House at 11:30 a.m. House Speaker Michael...
  • Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda

    Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council meets today, the agenda topped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s introduction of a plan to regulate gun sales in the city by controlling where the stores can go and requiring videotaping of sales and strict record-keeping....
  • State budget would put off tough decisions until after election

    State budget would put off tough decisions until after election
    Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks. To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
  • Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery trial begins today

    Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery trial begins today
    As the final days of the state Legislature’s spring session wind down, lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith finds himself in a federal courtroom in Chicago today as his scheduled trial gets underway on charges of bribery and extortion. ┬áJury...
  • John Kass: 'Obama: Like a Boss' -- bumper sticker for a true Chicagoan

    The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker: "Like a Boss." The Democrats foolishly think the phrase derives from an old rap song denoting cool competence. "Like a bowse" is how...
  • Jury picked in trial of state rep; opening statements tomorrow

    Jury picked in trial of state rep; opening statements tomorrow
    A federal jury empaneled late this afternoon in the bribery trial of lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith includes a college student, a truck driver, a chef and a college counselor. After questioning that lasted more than seven hours, the 12 jurors and...
  • Silver pitcher, token of capital wars, headed back to Springfield

    Silver pitcher, token of capital wars, headed back to Springfield
    A silver pitcher given to an Illinois lawmaker who fought to keep the state capital in Springfield in the 19th century is headed back to the statehouse after a journey that found it in a Washington, D.C. apartment. The Cohrs pitcher was presented to...
  • Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment

    Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today have begun to send portions of a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn, the one task they must complete ahead of their Saturday adjournment deadline. The spending plan puts off the tough decision of whether to extend the...
  • Rauner leaves door open to repealing gay marriage law

    Rauner leaves door open to repealing gay marriage law
    As Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn commemorated the same-sex marriage law he signed by visiting a gay wedding ceremony Monday, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said he’d be open to repealing it if that’s what Illinois voters wanted. Rauner has...
  • Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial

    Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial
    A month before the 2012 primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith was talking in his West Side political office with a trusted campaign worker about writing a letter of support for a day care in exchange for a $7,000 bribe, federal prosecutors allege. The...