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John J Cullerton

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  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term
    Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago. The venue, John C....
  • 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...
  • Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down

    Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down
    For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz...
  • Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge

    Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge
    A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
  • Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law

     Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law
    Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
  • To grow Illinois jobs, fix the tax code

    To grow Illinois jobs, fix the tax code
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner told voters over and over during his gubernatorial campaign that he's a "business guy," not a career politician. Given the poor state of this state, Rauner could pretty much take his pick of business issues, and Illinois would be...
  • Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session

     Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session
    The campaign is over but remnants of the fight between Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner remain as lawmakers return to Springfield this week, with the Democrat looking to score a final victory by raising the state's minimum wage while the...
  • Madigan: 'Very productive' first meeting with Gov.-elect Rauner

    Madigan: 'Very productive' first meeting with Gov.-elect Rauner
    Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton held their first meeting with Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday, emerging to say they will put the negativity of the campaign behind them and work together on the...
  • Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'

    Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday said he wanted some insiders like Democrat Bill Daley on his transition team to help identify where the “bodies are buried.” Rauner’s decision to put Daley on his...
  • Illinois lawmakers opened door to risky CPS bond deals

    Illinois lawmakers opened door to risky CPS bond deals
    The legislation paving the way for Chicago Public Schools to issue $1 billion in risky debt arrived on the Senate floor with little explanation. The sponsor, Sen. John Cullerton, told fellow lawmakers that his grasp of the bill was limited. "I hope...
  • Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign

    Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign
    Following tens of millions of dollars in merciless attack ads, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday emphasized the terms “compassion” and “competitiveness” to describe his vision of Illinois as he unveiled a diverse,...