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Madigan says minimum wage hike has strong support in House

SPRINGFIELD | In a sign Democrats are sticking to their 2014 election playbook, House Speaker Michael Madigan signaled Tuesday a minimum wage increase could be on the horizon in Illinois.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am
Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

CHICAGO | A task force asked to scrutinize metropolitan Chicago's transit agencies said it found evidence that House Speaker Michael Madigan directed Metra to hire and promote certain candidates, contributing to an environment in which corruption and mismanagement could flourish.

April 01, 2014 7:44 pm
Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters Tuesday after a House committee hearing on a constitutional amendment to protect voters against discrimination at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. A task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to scrutini…

April 01, 2014 12:29 pm

Millionaire tax advances in General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.

March 27, 2014 6:23 pm

EDITORIAL: Illinois must act on pension reform

The Illinois General Assembly's failure to enact meaningful public employee pension reform is shameful.

June 06, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois prison officials want more money

SPRINGFIELD | State prison officials are predicting more problems at the embattled Illinois Department of Corrections if lawmakers don’t give them more money to operate in coming weeks.

April 24, 2013 8:00 pm

No debate on Madigan's pension push

SPRINGFIELD | A plan to divert more than a billion dollars from local governments to help finance the state’s pension systems was not called for a vote Wednesday in a House committee.

May 16, 2012 7:30 pm

House versus Senate on budget?

SPRINGFIELD | A budgetary battle could be brewing in the state Capitol, but not necessarily between Republicans and Democrats.

March 31, 2011 8:15 pm
Illinois gov. bucks trend, achieves liberal agenda

Illinois gov. bucks trend, achieves liberal agenda

CHICAGO | As Republican governors across the U.S. gain momentum with conservative agendas, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has stood out for signing a string of laws over the past three months achieving longstanding liberal goals: abolishing the death penalty, legalizing civil unions and raising inc…

March 19, 2011 5:30 pm

Illinois Senate wants checks on gubernatorial appointments

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a plan Thursday to reassert its authority over the executive branch.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am

Senate moves to close loopholes for governor appointments

SPRINGFIELD | After failing to confirm top gubernatorial appointees in the previous legislative session, lawmakers are now looking to tighten Senate rules to prevent a string of government employees from working without proper authorization.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am

Winter storm cancels Illinois legislative session this week

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have canceled sessions and committees this week because of the winter storm that is expected to hit the state.

February 01, 2011 12:00 am

GOP back on state's big stage

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois government is no longer an all-Democrat show.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am

Rutherford closes six treasurer satellite offices

SPRINGFIELD | In his first act as state treasurer, Republican Dan Rutherford closed satellite offices in Effingham, Collinsville, Mount Vernon, Riverdale, Rockford and Rock Island.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am

Schools look to tax plan for help

SPRINGFIELD | School districts in Illinois soon could have in hand the nearly $1.1 billion owed to them by the state.

January 09, 2011 12:00 am

Legislature's lame-duck agenda is packed

Christmas may be over, but there is still one big package left to be unwrapped in Springfield.

January 03, 2011 12:00 am

Budget for new political map: $3.4 million

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois taxpayers could shell out as much as $3.4 million in the upcoming battle to redraw the state's political boundaries.

December 25, 2010 12:00 am

Quinn to lawmakers: 'Time to eat spinach' on tax hike

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn is sounding a bit like Popeye as he tries to flex his muscle and get a vote on his long-sought tax increase.

December 10, 2010 12:00 am

After election, Brady looks to the future

It was a slow day in the downstate office of state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, who came achingly close to his dream of becoming Illinois governor.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am

Quinn's appointments in legislative limbo

SPRINGFIELD | After nearly 22 months on the job, Jonathon Monken still hasn't been approved by the Illinois Senate as the director of the Illinois State Police.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am
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