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  • Corrections and clarifications for Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

    •A news story on Tuesday and an editorial on Friday incorrectly listed the salary of Lou Bertuca, Gov. Pat Quinn's choice to oversee the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority board. Bertuca's salary will be $160,000. •A story in Thursday's...
  • Pat Quinn's parting gifts

    Pat Quinn's parting gifts
    If the old Pat Quinn were around, he would be booking a hotel conference room for a Sunday morning press conference to scream about the shenanigans of a lame-duck governor. That Quinn would roast the lame-duck governor for sliding his former campaign...
  • Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor

    Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor
    House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday effectively ruled out any quick action by lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to try to force a special election for Illinois comptroller following the death of Republican Judy Baar Topinka....
  • An idea that makes so much sense it will never happen: Gov. Quinn should appoint Tom Cross comptroller

    An idea that makes so much sense it will never happen: Gov. Quinn should appoint Tom Cross comptroller
    Rick Pearson unpacks the political situation that follows in the wake of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's sad, unexpected death Wednesday, a little more than a month before she was to be sworn in for her next term. "Under the Illinois Constitution’...
  • Judy Baar Topinka a rare politician who spoke her mind

    Judy Baar Topinka a rare politician who spoke her mind
    When I heard Judy Baar Topinka had died, it brought back an old memory about the one fight we had. It happened in her campaign van years ago, parked around the corner from the Tribune Tower when she was running for governor in 2006 against future...
  • Illinois Lottery severs ties with private manager

    Illinois Lottery severs ties with private manager
    The split between the Illinois Lottery and its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, is now official after three years of acrimony over lower-than-expected revenues. The termination agreement, signed Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn, comes a little more...
  • Bill headed to Quinn would bolster condo owners' rights

    Bill headed to Quinn would bolster condo owners' rights
    It's taken years of work and negotiation but a bill headed to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk attempts to mollify what can be an acrimonious relationship between condominium owners and their building associations and boards. The legislation would create a...
  • Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body

    Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body
    Gov. Pat Quinn is not short on late-inning drama as he prepares to leave office in about a month. A contentious 4-3 vote by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority board allowed Quinn's former campaign manager, Lou Bertuca, 30, to become its new...
  • Illinois lawmakers pass eavesdropping fix, bobcat hunting season

    Illinois lawmakers pass eavesdropping fix, bobcat hunting season
    The Illinois Senate on Thursday wrapped up its work for the year, leaving the Capitol after sending Gov. Pat Quinn measures that would create a bobcat hunting season in Illinois and put in place new rules regarding eavesdropping. The Senate's...
  • Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal
    WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...
  • The Rauner era has begun in Illinois

    The Rauner era has begun in Illinois
    When Speaker Michael Madigan adjourned the Illinois House last week, he closed with the traditional Latin phrase "sine die" or "until we meet again." That signaled adjournment until January when new lawmakers take their seats. That was it. Curtain...