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Chicago Tribune
Can the Khan of Madiganistan be touched in 2016?Does Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the powerful political boss of a brok
Can the Khan of Madiganistan be touched in 2016?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Does Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the powerful political boss of a broken state, have any weak spots? They're not easy to find, hidden by the dragon's impenetrable scales. But yes, you can reach him, through his servants. You can get to him... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Democrats united against Rauner at the State FairSPRINGFIELD– At the Illinois State Fair, Thursday was Democrat day. And taking
Democrats united against Rauner at the State Fair
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
SPRINGFIELD– At the Illinois State Fair, Thursday was Democrat day. And taking center stage: The candidates who want Mark Kirk’s senate seat. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth — got the early support of Senator Dick Durbin. But Chicago urban league... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Protesters Rally at State Fair on Rauner's First 'Governor's Day'Opponents of Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget cuts rallied outside of
Protesters Rally at State Fair on Rauner's First 'Governor's Day'
NBC Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
Opponents of Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget cuts rallied outside of the Illinois State Fair Wednesday during the fair's annual "Governor's Day." As Rauner roared into the fairgrounds on his Harley, protesters and members of the Service... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Letter to the Editor: Let's raise our voicesHome is where we should be able to prosper and feel safe. Home is where I am mo
Letter to the Editor: Let's raise our voices
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
Home is where we should be able to prosper and feel safe. Home is where I am most comfortable and the spot that I am most likely to defend to my death. Illinois is my home, and – for most of you reading this – Illinois is your home, too. Now I ask... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Offers CPS $200 Million for Pension CostsGov. Bruce Rauner offered a compromise to Chicago Public Schools Monday when he
Rauner Offers CPS $200 Million for Pension Costs
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner offered a compromise to Chicago Public Schools Monday when he proposed a two-year property tax freeze along with $200 million in pension and health care costs for the district. Calling it the "Local Government Taxpayer Protection... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Godot is waiting for Rauner and MadiganThe absurd facade of this long-running state government impasse might best be s
Godot is waiting for Rauner and Madigan
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
The absurd facade of this long-running state government impasse might best be summed up with two brief statements. 1) Gov. Bruce Rauner to Democrats: "Just support my plans to eviscerate organized labor and I'll give you the rare privilege of voting... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Are we finally seeing progress on a budget?And with that, Gov. Bruce Rauner offered Illinois some hope that the state’s bu
Are we finally seeing progress on a budget?
SaukValley.com / Posted 15 days ago
And with that, Gov. Bruce Rauner offered Illinois some hope that the state’s budget standoff could be resolved before Christmas. Not that it will be – but it hints at the kind of compromise needed to establish a workable spending plan. The... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Gov. Rauner visits the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce conference to discuss state budgetEAST PEORIA, Ill.-- With the state budget impasse stretching on in Springfield,
Gov. Rauner visits the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce conference to discuss state budget
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 16 days ago
EAST PEORIA, Ill.-- With the state budget impasse stretching on in Springfield, Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped by the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce conference in East Peoria today to discuss solutions. Rauner spoke with attendees on the importance... Read more
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Glen Ellyn News Leader
Breen: Time to have a debate on future of Illinois… and it’s about time! For decades, there’s only been one worldview in Springf
Breen: Time to have a debate on future of Illinois
Glen Ellyn News Leader / Posted 18 days ago
… and it’s about time! For decades, there’s only been one worldview in Springfield: that of House Speaker Mike Madigan. Madigan has been Speaker of the House since I was 6 years old. (I’m now 38.) The visible results of that worldview are easily... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Brendan Reilly ponders race for Danny Davis' seat in CongressPolitical chatter over whether U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Chicago, is getting rea
Brendan Reilly ponders race for Danny Davis' seat in Congress
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 19 days ago
Political chatter over whether U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Chicago, is getting ready to retire is drawing the attention of a most interesting potential contender for that job: Ald. Brendan Reilly, whose 42nd Ward covers the Loop and most of the central... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
In Springfield, no one's winning if no one's governingThere are those who believe strongly that one side or the other is “winning” ou
In Springfield, no one's winning if no one's governing
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 22 days ago
There are those who believe strongly that one side or the other is “winning” our latest and perhaps greatest Statehouse impasse in Illinois history. I think it's too early to judge, and, frankly, I think everyone is going to end up losing here... Read more
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Forbes
Illinois' Population And AGI Continue To Plummet Under Democratic LegislatureThe sweet smell of success won’t waft through Deerfield, Illinois, much longer.
Illinois' Population And AGI Continue To Plummet Under Democratic Legislature
Forbes / Posted 22 days ago
The sweet smell of success won’t waft through Deerfield, Illinois, much longer. Mondelez International, maker of beloved cookie brands Chips Ahoy and Oreo, recently announced plans to lay off 600 workers at its Illinois headquarters. Plus, Mondelez... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Tom's #Mailbag, Aug. 7, 2015Several local history questions in the mailbag this week, as well as a look at
Tom's #Mailbag, Aug. 7, 2015
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
Several local history questions in the mailbag this week, as well as a look at state budget impasses including former Gov. Jim Edgar's recollections of one 24 years ago with the same Michael Madigan who is involved in this summer's stalemate. We also... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois to close money-losing shooting complex, campgroundThe World Shooting and Recreation Complex in southern Illinois will close soon
Illinois to close money-losing shooting complex, campground
Northwest Herald / Posted 23 days ago
The World Shooting and Recreation Complex in southern Illinois will close soon after the Grand American World Trapshooting Championship, which began Wednesday and continues through next week. Whether that closing is temporary or permanent hinges on a... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Lawmakers reject pay raise as budget crisis continuesSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- There is still no state budget in place and Wednesday, Ill
Lawmakers reject pay raise as budget crisis continues
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 23 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- There is still no state budget in place and Wednesday, Illinois lawmakers voted to forgo their yearly raise in the face of the budget stalemate in Springfield. State Senators voted 49 to 2 Wednesday to reject a 2 percent... Read more
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FOX Illinois
Rauner Promises No Lockout, Madigan Says House Will Consider Property Tax Freeze -For months we've heard about the 5 turnaround agenda items that need to be pass
Rauner Promises No Lockout, Madigan Says House Will Consider Property Tax Freeze -
FOX Illinois / Posted 24 days ago
For months we've heard about the 5 turnaround agenda items that need to be passed before the governor will agree to a tax increase to balance the budget. But one attempt at compromise might already be dead on arrival. Senate president John Cullerton... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Lawmakers reject pay raise as budget crisis continuesSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- There is still no state budget in place and Wednesday, Ill
Lawmakers reject pay raise as budget crisis continues
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 24 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- There is still no state budget in place and Wednesday, Illinois lawmakers voted to forgo their yearly raise in the face of the budget stalemate in Springfield. State Senators voted 49 to 2 Wednesday to reject a 2% cost-of-living... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner suggests he and Emanuel both favor curbs on unionsGov. Bruce Rauner today suggested that he and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are basically
Rauner suggests he and Emanuel both favor curbs on unions
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 24 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner today suggested that he and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are basically on the same page when it comes to relations with organized labor, at least in Chicago. It was a fascinating move in the governor's campaign to isolate House Speaker Mike... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Urbana's Madigan will decide on state Senate race around Labor DayURBANA — The Republican nomination for Illinois' 52nd Senate District seat is t
Urbana's Madigan will decide on state Senate race around Labor Day
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
URBANA — The Republican nomination for Illinois' 52nd Senate District seat is there if Urbana City Council member Mike Madigan wants it. He said he'll decide around Labor Day. Champaign restaurateur Rob Meister already has opted to run for... Read more
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The Fairfax County Times
ArtSpace Herndon announces contest winnersThe winners of the fifth annual Herndon Town Calendar Competition were announce
ArtSpace Herndon announces contest winners
The Fairfax County Times / Posted 30 days ago
The winners of the fifth annual Herndon Town Calendar Competition were announced during a jam-packed reception at ArtSpace Herndon on Saturday evening. The town will publish the winning photographs in the “Town of Herndon, Virginia 2016 Calendar and... Read more

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