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Michael Madigan

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  • Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library

    Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama. The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...
  • Illinois House GOP wants to end lame-duck sessions

    SPRINGFIELD --- House Republicans today took what is likely to be futile stab at ending Illinois' ritual of putting off controversial issues until after an election --- a time when lame-duck lawmakers often get called upon to cast a controversial vote...
  • Kirk Dillard reloads, laments what might have been

    Kirk Dillard reloads, laments what might have been
    As Kirk Dillard travels the state campaigning for the Republican governor nomination, he laments the razor-thin defeat in his last primary election fight, offering audiences the message of a politician who could have been a contender if only he'd...
  • Republican governor candidates tout ability to work with Democrats

    Republican governor candidates tout ability to work with Democrats
    Three Republican governor candidates took veiled shots at rival Bruce Rauner’s bravado in pledging to take on House Speaker Michael Madigan, each noting they have to work with the powerful Democrat to move the state forward. The comments from...
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • Running mate adds business focus to Rutherford bid for governor

     Running mate adds business focus to Rutherford bid for governor
    As an immigrant from South Korea, Steve Kim was introduced to American culture through childhood conversations about politics with his father over the daily newspaper. But it would take several years and a college internship before Kim realized his...
  • Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters

     Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters
    Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart. Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
  • Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought

    Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought
    SPRINGFIELD — New calculations show the state will save about $15 billion less than initially projected from the controversial major government worker pension overhaul that lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn approved last month. Critics who...
  • Cullerton won't seek interest money for lawmakers' delayed paychecks

    Cullerton won't seek interest money for lawmakers' delayed paychecks
    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Saturday he will not seek interest payments lawmakers are due for going without pay for two months last summer, a shift from earlier comments by a spokeswoman who had indicated the Democratic leader would work...
  • Harris: 'Ones to Watch' in Chicago business in 2014

     Harris: 'Ones to Watch' in Chicago business in 2014
    Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
  • Local Voices North, Jan. 23 edition

    Local Voices North, Jan. 23 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wilmette, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Niles and Rolling Meadows. Bratty behavior A friend and I were lunching at a sports bar-type restaurant at Old Orchard. A table nearby was occupied by two young mothers, each with a...