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John J Cullerton

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  • Madigan and Cullerton are just too old school

    Madigan and Cullerton are just too old school
    It appears to me that House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are out of touch with current reality. Their political methods are too old school. They are the one constant over the past 30 years and directly responsible for...
  • Illinois Democrats start sending GOP Gov Rauner budget bills

    Illinois Democrats are sending Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner budget bills even as both sides remain deadlocked over a spending plan. The House and Senate this week each sent two of nearly two dozen budget bills to Rauner's desk. Senate President John...
  • Amtrak unsure whether Gov. Rauner will cut state funding

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he wants to reduce Amtrak train service in the state starting July 1, but the Illinois Department of Transportation hasn't informed the national rail line about any cuts to its state aid, according to an Amtrak spokesman....
  • Rauner's unprecedented TV ad seeks leverage against Democrats

    Rauner's unprecedented TV ad seeks leverage against Democrats
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner launched an unprecedented TV ad campaign Tuesday, attacking powerful Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan as state government teeters toward a shutdown next month. The Rauner ad accuses Madigan of blocking the pro-...
  • Rauner hits the road, ripping Dem leaders

    Gov. Bruce Rauner gave rip-roaring speeches in several Democratic legislative districts last week, denouncing the state's Democratic leadership. All of his visits were accompanied by Illinois Republican Party news releases bashing area Democratic...
  • Speak Out: Federal law needed to deter gerrymandering

    Speak Out: Federal law needed to deter gerrymandering
    People are complaining about House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. The way the legislative districts are set up, there's no way in the world you can vote them out. The best thing we can do in this country is to require fairly...
  • Rauner criticizes Democratic lawmakers' loyalties to Chicago

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has latched onto the longtime rivalry between Chicago and the rest of the state as he tries to negotiate with Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both from Chicago, in the Illinois Legislature...
  • Rauner's divide-and-conquer strategy hits Downstate, suburban Democrats

    Rauner's divide-and-conquer strategy hits Downstate, suburban Democrats
    As he tries to win public support and gain leverage during an extended budget stalemate, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is seizing upon long-standing tensions pitting Chicago against the rest of the state in an attempt to peel Democratic legislators away...
  • Rauner rattles saber on budget cuts again

    Rauner rattles saber on budget cuts again
    For the second time in as many weeks, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fired off a long list of threatened spending cuts if no budget is in place by July 1, a move Democrats dismissed as largely symbolic since money for the programs will dry up...
  • Rauner poised to lose game of budget chicken

    Rauner poised to lose game of budget chicken
    Residents of Illinois will not react well if, as is looking increasingly likely, state government begins to shut down next month as the budget stalemate drags on. They'll go through stages — concern, annoyance, frustration, anger — as the...
  • Rauner, Democrats spar on property taxes as stalemate enters 2nd week

    Rauner, Democrats spar on property taxes as stalemate enters 2nd week
    The stalemate at the Capitol entered its second week with more political theater on display, and this time the stage play revolved around property taxes as Democrats, who rule the legislature, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner jockeyed for position on an...