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Chicago Tribune
Rauner, Madigan point fingers of blame as lawmakers prepare to head home for a daymeeting, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno said Democratic House Speak
Rauner, Madigan point fingers of blame as lawmakers prepare to head home for a day
Chicago Tribune / Posted an hour ago
meeting, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno said Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton had asked for a "timeout" until after the November election and had walked away from negotiations for a grand... Read more
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Northwest Herald
A day after the shouting, GOP and Democrats back talkingthree-fifths of each chamber instead of a simple majority. John Patterson, a s
A day after the shouting, GOP and Democrats back talking
Northwest Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
three-fifths of each chamber instead of a simple majority. John Patterson, a spokesman for Democratic Senate President John Cullerton, described the meeting on Thursday as positive. "And the Senate president looks forward to continued... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
State budget battle rages on as clock ticks downtoday.” Neither Durkin nor Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno would ans
State budget battle rages on as clock ticks down
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 13 hours ago
today.” Neither Durkin nor Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno would answer questions. Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, left without speaking to the media. Asked about the meeting later, Cullerton said, “It was... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
A day after the shouting, GOP and Democrats back talkingthree-fifths of each chamber instead of a simple majority. John Patterson, a s
A day after the shouting, GOP and Democrats back talking
Daily Chronicle / Posted 13 hours ago
three-fifths of each chamber instead of a simple majority. John Patterson, a spokesman for Democratic Senate President John Cullerton, described the meeting Thursday as positive. “And the Senate president looks forward to continued... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Dishonest promises to Illinois: Meet Michael Madigan's enablersyou. So don't forget to vote for us. Madigan's bogus budget bill now heads to
Dishonest promises to Illinois: Meet Michael Madigan's enablers
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 hours ago
you. So don't forget to vote for us. Madigan's bogus budget bill now heads to the Illinois Senate, where Senate President John Cullerton has to decide whether to once again tag along behind Madigan. We hope Cullerton read this passage, with its... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Rauner, Democrats keep fighting over budget as time runs outspoke Thursday after meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speake
Rauner, Democrats keep fighting over budget as time runs out
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 19 hours ago
spoke Thursday after meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. The meeting in Rauner’s office happened immediately after House Democrats passed their own budget without... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner, Democrats keep fighting over budget as time runs outspoke Thursday after meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speake
Rauner, Democrats keep fighting over budget as time runs out
Daily Herald / Posted 20 hours ago
spoke Thursday after meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. The meeting in Rauner's office happened immediately after House Democrats passed their own budget without... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Stand firm, Gov. RaunerSo we elected a governor who, we hoped, would bring about needed change in Spri
Stand firm, Gov. Rauner
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
So we elected a governor who, we hoped, would bring about needed change in Springfield. But Madigan and Sen. President John Cullerton refuse to work with him to solve these problems. Madigan expresses concern for the “middle class” losing... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship programand the offspring of cronies and campaign contributors. The tide turned on the
Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
and the offspring of cronies and campaign contributors. The tide turned on the issue this week when Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, got behind the proposal. Cullerton acknowledged the majority of the General Assembly has favored... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
A third year with a phony budget? If so, Governor, grab the veto penSen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon. "(They need to) go to the speaker and hold him ac
A third year with a phony budget? If so, Governor, grab the veto pen
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon. "(They need to) go to the speaker and hold him accountable." Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton didn't flinch when they passed a budget far out of balance in 2014 — heavy on the spending and without the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McSweeney: Raising Illinois taxes again will kill jobsrestructure the state’s pension debt and couple that as a first step with the m
McSweeney: Raising Illinois taxes again will kill jobs
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
restructure the state’s pension debt and couple that as a first step with the meaningful pension reforms Senate President John Cullerton has proposed, we could free up meaningful money in the short-term and be on our way toward a real, long-term... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Fun and games while Illinois burnslet's raise taxes again. So in the last few weeks, that's exactly what the opp
Fun and games while Illinois burns
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
let's raise taxes again. So in the last few weeks, that's exactly what the opposing team has proposed. Senate President John Cullerton pitched the idea of tracking Illinois motorists and taxing them by the mile — a plan that sparked immediate... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
School funding is big question in Springfield: Can Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton agree?expense of suburban and Downstate districts. That's the criticism they offered
School funding is big question in Springfield: Can Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton agree?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
expense of suburban and Downstate districts. That's the criticism they offered this month when Democratic Senate President John Cullerton muscled through a bill that would give CPS hundreds of millions of dollars for pensions and operations. Left... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Can we trust a state that blows off its contracts?is a named defendant, blame for this dishonorable behavior is shared by House S
Can we trust a state that blows off its contracts?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 5 days ago
is a named defendant, blame for this dishonorable behavior is shared by House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. They, along with Rauner, have refused to enact a fiscal 2016 budget that was due more than 10 months ago. In... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel wimps out again in clash with Madigan over CPS aidthe pants. The bill in question, sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill,
Emanuel wimps out again in clash with Madigan over CPS aid
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
the pants. The bill in question, sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, former chief of staff to Senate President John Cullerton, would revamp the state's school aid formula. It's very controversial because, after an initial hold-harmless... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Since 1st contract, disciplining Chicago police has been a trade-off of money, protectionthe activities of the criminal element in the areas in which they work." Among
Since 1st contract, disciplining Chicago police has been a trade-off of money, protection
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
the activities of the criminal element in the areas in which they work." Among the sponsors of the bill was state Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, now Senate president. In Springfield, the affidavit law passed without opposition in the General... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to RaunerGov. Bruce Rauner next. The measure sponsored by Democratic leaders House Spea
Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to Rauner
SaukValley.com / Posted 7 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner next. The measure sponsored by Democratic leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton would appropriate an additional $227 million to colleges and universities to fully fund tuition grants under... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to RaunerGov. Bruce Rauner next. The measure sponsored by Democratic leaders House Spea
Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to Rauner
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 7 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner next. The measure sponsored by Democratic leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton would appropriate about $397 million to colleges and universities for tuition grants under the Monetary... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to RaunerGov. Bruce Rauner next. The measure sponsored by Democratic leaders House Spea
Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to Rauner
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner next. The measure sponsored by Democratic leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton would appropriate about $397 million to colleges and universities for tuition grants under the Monetary... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to RaunerGov. Bruce Rauner next. The measure sponsored by Democratic leaders House Spea
Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to Rauner
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 7 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner next. The measure sponsored by Democratic leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton would appropriate about $397 million to colleges and universities for tuition grants under the Monetary... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Thousands rally against Rauner's union-weakening demandsbe part of budget talks with legislative leaders. Democrats control both the Ho
Thousands rally against Rauner's union-weakening demands
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
be part of budget talks with legislative leaders. Democrats control both the House and the Senate. Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said the legislative leaders are always willing to talk about solutions to the nearly... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor lawswilling to compromise and negotiate in good faith." Democratic leaders House S
Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor laws
Northwest Herald / Posted 8 days ago
willing to compromise and negotiate in good faith." Democratic leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton spoke briefly at the rally, assuring the crowd they are supporting unions and their interests during what... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor lawswilling to compromise and negotiate in good faith." Democratic leaders House S
Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor laws
Daily Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
willing to compromise and negotiate in good faith." Democratic leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton spoke briefly at the rally, assuring the crowd they are supporting unions and their interests during what... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Little progress made in Illinois budget talks after closed door meetingsupportive of revenue to balance the budget and we`re going to have working gro
Little progress made in Illinois budget talks after closed door meeting
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
supportive of revenue to balance the budget and we`re going to have working groups on his reforms," said Senate President John Cullerton. But Speaker Madigan didn't sound as optimistic. Madigan says the reforms Governor Rauner is pushing should... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoffa budget will be more difficult because it will require a three-fifths vote in
Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoff
Northwest Herald / Posted 9 days ago
a budget will be more difficult because it will require a three-fifths vote in each chamber. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton said the meeting was productive because Rauner reinforced his commitment to support a tax increase under the... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoffa budget will be more difficult because it will require a three-fifths vote in
Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoff
Daily Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
a budget will be more difficult because it will require a three-fifths vote in each chamber. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton said the meeting was productive because Rauner reinforced his commitment to support a tax increase under the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Legislative Round-Up: Top Legislative Leaders Meet in Springfieldstalemate. Gov. Bruce Rauner met with House Speaker Michael Madigan, House Min
Legislative Round-Up: Top Legislative Leaders Meet in Springfield
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
stalemate. Gov. Bruce Rauner met with House Speaker Michael Madigan, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno Tuesday to discuss the budget. It is only the second such meeting... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Big lawmakers discuss end to state budget impassetone when responding to questions about the meeting than the democrats, House S
Big lawmakers discuss end to state budget impasse
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 9 days ago
tone when responding to questions about the meeting than the democrats, House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. Durkin said he was encouraged that democrats were willing to discuss the governor's pro-business... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Leaders agree to appoint lawmakers to working group for Gov. Rauner's turnaround agenda itemssubmitted a framework for a budget resolution to the leaders that included budg
Leaders agree to appoint lawmakers to working group for Gov. Rauner's turnaround agenda items
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 9 days ago
submitted a framework for a budget resolution to the leaders that included budget cuts and tax increases.Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said after the meeting that Rauner told the group he is committed to a tax increase to help... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
This is what passes for progress on the Illinois budgetcollege scholarships. But it's not clear the money is there to pay for it. One
This is what passes for progress on the Illinois budget
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
college scholarships. But it's not clear the money is there to pay for it. One other meeting participant, Senate President John Cullerton, hit a positive note, saying that Rauner expressed a willingness in the session to consider a tax hike. I'd... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Miller: Hard line may further complicate school funding reformand have vowed campaign reprisals. It’s not exactly the same, of course, but,
Miller: Hard line may further complicate school funding reform
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 days ago
and have vowed campaign reprisals. It’s not exactly the same, of course, but, in a way, Sen. Manar is to Senate President John Cullerton what former state Sen. Barack Obama was to Senate President Emil Jones, who helped mentor Obama’s rise to... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner to Meet with Top-Ranking Illinois Lawmakers TuesdayTuesday morning. Rauner will meet with House Speaker Michael Madigan, House Mi
Rauner to Meet with Top-Ranking Illinois Lawmakers Tuesday
NBC Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
Tuesday morning. Rauner will meet with House Speaker Michael Madigan, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno. It is only the second such meeting this year. A Rauner... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Lawmakers walk a school funding reform tightropeI said, this ain’t easy. It’s not exactly the same, of course, but, in a way,
Lawmakers walk a school funding reform tightrope
SaukValley.com / Posted 10 days ago
I said, this ain’t easy. It’s not exactly the same, of course, but, in a way, Sen. Manar is to Senate President John Cullerton what former state Sen. Barack Obama was to Senate President Emil Jones, who helped mentor Obama’s rise to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner vetoes union end run on contract talks amid 2-month extensionapart and nobody seems to be talking about the issues that would bring them tog
Rauner vetoes union end run on contract talks amid 2-month extension
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
apart and nobody seems to be talking about the issues that would bring them together." A spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said the chamber will consider trying to override the veto when lawmakers return to Springfield... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
The most important pol in Illinois right now is . . .I'm watching is not Gov. Bruce Rauner or House Speaker Michael Madigan. It's Ma
The most important pol in Illinois right now is . . .
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
I'm watching is not Gov. Bruce Rauner or House Speaker Michael Madigan. It's Madigan's fellow Democrat, Senate President John Cullerton. The governor and speaker haven't given up their partisan politics. Rather, there's a sense that Rauner... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Who will blink in school funding fight?and have vowed campaign reprisals. It's not exactly the same, of course, but,
Who will blink in school funding fight?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
and have vowed campaign reprisals. It's not exactly the same, of course, but, in a way, Sen. Manar is to Senate President John Cullerton what former state Sen. Barack Obama was to Senate President Emil Jones, who helped mentor Obama's rise to... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinoisans get muzzled on term limitsapproval. How’s that for democracy? With more than 80 years of combined exper
Illinoisans get muzzled on term limits
SaukValley.com / Posted 15 days ago
approval. How’s that for democracy? With more than 80 years of combined experience between Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, entrenched political figures run the show in Illinois. The same is true in cities across the state –... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner eases up on rhetoric ahead of end-session blame gamethe prosperity of the state, I think the whole education network needs to be up
Rauner eases up on rhetoric ahead of end-session blame game
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
the prosperity of the state, I think the whole education network needs to be up, running, funded." Senate President John Cullerton, meanwhile, has said he wants the next K-12 funding bill to come with a rewrite of the way state dollars are... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: The Current State of the Illinois Budgetofficials and made job creation one of his top priorities. Manar also served a
City Club of Chicago: The Current State of the Illinois Budget
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 17 days ago
officials and made job creation one of his top priorities. Manar also served as Chief of Staff for Senate President John Cullerton from 2009-2012. As the current State Senator representing the 48th District in the General Assembly, Manar... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Senate approves college fundstime to digest how it would affect schools in their legislative districts.John
Senate approves college funds
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 21 days ago
time to digest how it would affect schools in their legislative districts.John Patterson, spokesman for Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said lawmakers were given yet another set of numbers Thursday, the third in two days.“Some initial... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Bruce Rauner's mistakesresult, they have coalesced, not diminished, support under the dome for House S
Bruce Rauner's mistakes
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
result, they have coalesced, not diminished, support under the dome for House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. Even Republicans who enthusiastically support Rauner's agenda have not appreciated his sometimes inflexible... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Remap reform, graduated tax now dead for sure in Springfieldwas this whole strategy of dueling roadblocks intentionally devised by House Sp
Remap reform, graduated tax now dead for sure in Springfield
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 22 days ago
was this whole strategy of dueling roadblocks intentionally devised by House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton? "I hope that's wrong," Frank replied. "I would never have participated in anything like that." The twin... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Preckwinkle says no way to embattled Brown's request for raiseWhite's office stopped mailing renewal reminder notices in September to cut cos
Preckwinkle says no way to embattled Brown's request for raise
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
White's office stopped mailing renewal reminder notices in September to cut costs amid the budget impasse. Senate President John Cullerton said the legislation would give some leeway to vehicle owners whose registrations expired without their... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Law makers spar over school fundingof figures from fiscal 2015 as a baseline to any change in the formula.But John
Law makers spar over school funding
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 22 days ago
of figures from fiscal 2015 as a baseline to any change in the formula.But John Patterson, spokesman for Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said in a statement that the changes would make the board’s projections no longer current.Senate... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Analysis adds fuel to fight over Illinois school fundingis. But it’s clear CPS would fare better under Manar’s legislation, which also
Analysis adds fuel to fight over Illinois school funding
SaukValley.com / Posted 22 days ago
is. But it’s clear CPS would fare better under Manar’s legislation, which also has the backing of Senate President John Cullerton of Chicago. The measure includes money to cover the costs for Chicago teachers’ pensions. Currently the state... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois House overwhelmingly backs remap reform plancould have to choose between multiple plans. We should have a better idea by t
Illinois House overwhelmingly backs remap reform plan
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 23 days ago
could have to choose between multiple plans. We should have a better idea by the end of the week. So far, spokesmen for both Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Mike Madigan are saying only that the various proposals are "under revie... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Ward Room’s Legislative Round-Up: Lawmakers Return to Springfielda hearing in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday. The measure is sponsore
Ward Room’s Legislative Round-Up: Lawmakers Return to Springfield
NBC Chicago / Posted 24 days ago
a hearing in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Jaime Andrade and Senate President John Cullerton. Thursday The state has been without an official budget since July of last year. The bill is sponsored by... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Who Needs Superdelegates?ID DNC Sanders 250 Bert Marley ID DNC Sanders 251 Carrie Austin IL DNC Clinto
Who Needs Superdelegates?
Op-Ed News / Posted 25 days ago
ID DNC Sanders 250 Bert Marley ID DNC Sanders 251 Carrie Austin IL DNC Clinton 252 Jerry Costello IL DNC Clinton 253 John Cullerton IL DNC Clinton 254 Rajiv Fernando IL DNC Clinton 255 John Keller IL DNC Clinton 256 Steven Powell IL DNC... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Does Acme make a Rauner-catching machine?Rauner's draconian regulations, rank-and-file legislators (with encouragement f
Does Acme make a Rauner-catching machine?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 26 days ago
Rauner's draconian regulations, rank-and-file legislators (with encouragement from the governor and Senate President John Cullerton) worked out a deal. Rauner promised to rescind most of his cuts, and House Republicans refused to vote for... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Higher education's empty purse: Taking advantage of the desperateeducation. And when our well-educated legislative leaders Michael Madigan (Not
Higher education's empty purse: Taking advantage of the desperate
SaukValley.com / Posted 28 days ago
education. And when our well-educated legislative leaders Michael Madigan (Notre Dame and Loyola Chicago Law School) and John Cullerton (Loyola University Chicago) play along with the governor in placing social services funding dead last, they... Read more
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