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NBC Chicago
Rauner: Dems Holding Up Education Funding for CPS 'Bailout'state’s top leaders in hopes of organizing a meeting Tuesday to discuss the bil
Rauner: Dems Holding Up Education Funding for CPS 'Bailout'
NBC Chicago / Posted 5 hours ago
state’s top leaders in hopes of organizing a meeting Tuesday to discuss the bills. A meeting between Rauner, House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Springfield Dems set to try again to help CPSbudget where progress has been made, and around this panic over road constructi
Springfield Dems set to try again to help CPS
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 hours ago
budget where progress has been made, and around this panic over road construction," says Steve Brown, spokesman for Speaker Mike Madigan. And education? "Hopefully that can be handled sooner rather than later," Brown replied. "Discussions have been... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
One last obstacle for the Independent Map Amendmentthrow them out. They don't have to earn your vote. That's all the reason you n
One last obstacle for the Independent Map Amendment
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
throw them out. They don't have to earn your vote. That's all the reason you need to scroll to the bottom of the ballot and punch "yes" for the Independent Map Amendment. And it explains why Mike Madigan wants to make sure you don't get that cha... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Plan B emerges to end budget impasseJohn Cullerton has crafted, and local government relief from some collective ba
Plan B emerges to end budget impasse
SaukValley.com / Posted 3 days ago
John Cullerton has crafted, and local government relief from some collective bargaining strictures. If House Speaker Mike Madigan fails to come forward to negotiate on these reasonable proposals, rank-and-file Dems should rise up and smite... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Gov Rauner sounds off on budget crisis, CPSwork out a stop gap spending plan and K-12 education funding, Gov Rauner contin
Gov Rauner sounds off on budget crisis, CPS
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
work out a stop gap spending plan and K-12 education funding, Gov Rauner continues to hammer his chief rival House Speaker Mike Madigan. “I think the Speaker is interested in a crisis,” Rauner said. “At this point there’s a risk that public safety... Read more
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Daily Herald
Looking back at Donald Stephens' Rosemont legacyby prominent Democrats, including then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, then-Chicago Mayor
Looking back at Donald Stephens' Rosemont legacy
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
by prominent Democrats, including then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, then-Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. "He had an ability to play both sides of the street. He was allegedly a Republican, but he never let labels... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Pension ideaset aside for the expected cost. The higher the return, the less money they hav
Pension idea
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 days ago
set aside for the expected cost. The higher the return, the less money they have to put into the pension fund. I suggest Mike Madigan and his buddies keep spending money and our credit score will be so low and the interest cost so high the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Donald Stephens' Rosemont legacy as statue of him is about to be unveiledby prominent Democrats, including then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, then-Chicago Mayor
Donald Stephens' Rosemont legacy as statue of him is about to be unveiled
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
by prominent Democrats, including then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, then-Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. "He had an ability to play both sides of the street. He was allegedly a Republican, but he never let labels... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Rules are rulesOn May 25, there was a letter from Michael J. Madigan. (Wow!) This is the same
Rules are rules
Northwest Herald / Posted 11 days ago
On May 25, there was a letter from Michael J. Madigan. (Wow!) This is the same Mike Madigan who has been kicking the can down the road for the last 30+ years, and that can is now the size of a fuel storage tank near O’Hare Airport. But the reason... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner leaves Madigan criticism to Illinois GOP, at least for a dayNovember election. The calls blast Democratic lawmakers who "won't go back to
Rauner leaves Madigan criticism to Illinois GOP, at least for a day
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
November election. The calls blast Democratic lawmakers who "won't go back to Springfield and stand up to House Speaker Mike Madigan to pass a balanced budget," and accuses them of "holding the state budget hostage to force a massive tax hike... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Treasurer: State Losing Millions a Month Due to Budget Impasseunable to come to an agreement on the budget before the end of the spring legis
Treasurer: State Losing Millions a Month Due to Budget Impasse
NBC Chicago / Posted 13 days ago
unable to come to an agreement on the budget before the end of the spring legislative session last month. House Speaker Mike Madigan cancelled Tuesday's House session, claiming lawmakers were continuing to meet in bipartisan working groups to... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Vote Madigan outYou can describe the financial problems in Illinois with just two words: Mike M
Vote Madigan out
Northwest Herald / Posted 13 days ago
You can describe the financial problems in Illinois with just two words: Mike Madigan. He is a bully in the House of Representatives. How can he be for the working person in this state? All he wants to do is tax us more and more. When are the people... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Miller: Polls have bad news for Illinois Demsa budget agreement – an ongoing situation that some feel is caused by a clash b
Miller: Polls have bad news for Illinois Dems
Northwest Herald / Posted 13 days ago
a budget agreement – an ongoing situation that some feel is caused by a clash between Governor Bruce Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan,” poll respondents were told. They then were asked to assign blame between the two men. The poll found voters... Read more
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The Hill
How the Puerto Rico rescue makes state pensioners the big winnerto pay for the generous pensions of state employees that dwarf their own, riots
How the Puerto Rico rescue makes state pensioners the big winner
The Hill / Posted 14 days ago
to pay for the generous pensions of state employees that dwarf their own, riots will ensue, and the world that Speaker Mike Madigan (D) of the Illinois House of Representatives has created would be ruled by a new set of politicians. Since... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner's statewide tour took political routemusic and black-and-white video and photos that included Madigan. "Illinois is
Rauner's statewide tour took political route
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
music and black-and-white video and photos that included Madigan. "Illinois is at a crossroads," the narrator said. "Mike Madigan and the politicians he controls refuse to change. They're saying 'no' to spending discipline, 'no' to... Read more
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17d
NBC Chicago
Rauner Vetoes Bill to Fund Higher Ed., Social Servicesgovernment services. Rauner said he created stopgap measures because school fun
Rauner Vetoes Bill to Fund Higher Ed., Social Services
NBC Chicago / Posted 17 days ago
government services. Rauner said he created stopgap measures because school funding was integrated into House Speaker Mike Madigan’s budget proposal, which he says is $7 billion out of balance. During the tour, the governor has also said that... Read more
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17d
Crain's Chicago Business
More Illinois voters blame Madigan for government impassewithout a budget agreement—an ongoing situation that some feel is caused by a c
More Illinois voters blame Madigan for government impasse
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 17 days ago
without a budget agreement—an ongoing situation that some feel is caused by a clash between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan," poll respondents were told. They were then asked to assign blame between the two men. The poll found that... Read more
17d
Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner girds for war with new chief of staffbeing widely interpreted as a sign that the GOP incumbent is doubling-down on h
Rauner girds for war with new chief of staff
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 17 days ago
being widely interpreted as a sign that the GOP incumbent is doubling-down on his effort to out-muscle House Speaker Mike Madigan in his efforts to push a budget and related reform plan of his backing. Moving out of the administration will... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Require license for politicians and other ideasa part-time job with full benefits plus give him 18 aides to help with the part
Require license for politicians and other ideas
Northwest Herald / Posted 17 days ago
a part-time job with full benefits plus give him 18 aides to help with the part time job, so why is there overtime? 5. If Mike Madigan and John Cullerton, Hillary and Bill, Barack and Michelle and Donald are all middle class, what does that make... Read more
18d
NBC Chicago
Illinois' Credit Rating Drops After Downgradeblindly followed the Speaker down this path is directly responsible for the dow
Illinois' Credit Rating Drops After Downgrade
NBC Chicago / Posted 18 days ago
blindly followed the Speaker down this path is directly responsible for the downgrade,” the statement added. House Speaker Mike Madigan responded Thursday, blaming the governor for the downgrade. "It's an outrage that we have gone nearly a year... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Moody's, S&P cut Illinois debtwho blindly followed the speaker down this path is directly responsible for the
Moody's, S&P cut Illinois debt
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 18 days ago
who blindly followed the speaker down this path is directly responsible for the downgrade." "The speaker" would be Mike Madigan. No comment from him or Senate President John Cullerton yet, but you can bet that when they do, they'll blame... Read more
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18d
NBC Chicago
Moody’s Downgrades Illinois’ Credit Rating Amid Budget Crisisfor the downgrade,” the statement added. The Illinois Republican Party echoed
Moody’s Downgrades Illinois’ Credit Rating Amid Budget Crisis
NBC Chicago / Posted 18 days ago
for the downgrade,” the statement added. The Illinois Republican Party echoed the governor’s sentiments Thursday, saying “Mike Madigan owns this credit downgrade." “Mike Madigan caused this credit downgrade. He has been driving Illinois into a... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Moody's cuts Illinois debt to two notches above junkwho blindly followed the speaker down this path is directly responsible for the
Moody's cuts Illinois debt to two notches above junk
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 18 days ago
who blindly followed the speaker down this path is directly responsible for the downgrade." "The speaker" would be Mike Madigan. No comment from him or Senate President John Cullerton yet, but you can bet that when they do, they'll blame... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Blame game continues as Illinois lawmakers work on stopgap spending planservices, the governor is putting office supplies ahead of cancer prevention."
Blame game continues as Illinois lawmakers work on stopgap spending plan
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 19 days ago
services, the governor is putting office supplies ahead of cancer prevention." Appearing on a TV program last night, Mayor Emanuel said Governor Rauner should read Moby Dick because he is obsessed with Mike Madigan the way Ahab was with his... Read more
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20d
Daily Herald
Oberweis says income tax increase will be part of state budget compromisecould tell my son to open those stores in Illinois," he said. "But it would tak
Oberweis says income tax increase will be part of state budget compromise
Daily Herald / Posted 20 days ago
could tell my son to open those stores in Illinois," he said. "But it would take some enormous success with (House Speaker) Mike Madigan to make that happen." By success, Oberweis means getting at least some of Rauner's turnaround agenda... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Compares Some CPS Schools to 'Crumbling Prisons'the effort to accomplish such measures has been affected by Democrats’ unwillin
Rauner Compares Some CPS Schools to 'Crumbling Prisons'
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
the effort to accomplish such measures has been affected by Democrats’ unwillingness to stand up to powerful House Speaker Mike Madigan. “In private, [Senate] President Cullerton and Mayor Emanuel are supportive of the reforms and they know we can... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Emanuel: Rauner Sounds Like He's Auditioning to Be Trump's VPthe effort to accomplish these measure have been affected by Democrats’ unwilli
Emanuel: Rauner Sounds Like He's Auditioning to Be Trump's VP
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
the effort to accomplish these measure have been affected by Democrats’ unwillingness to stand up to powerful House Speaker Mike Madigan and exacerbated by "kicking the can" and "borrowing." “In private, [Senate] President Cullerton and Mayor... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
A Kennedy could challenge Rauner in 2018as someone who might move on to bigger things, but she seems content in the job
A Kennedy could challenge Rauner in 2018
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 21 days ago
as someone who might move on to bigger things, but she seems content in the job she has now. And until her father, Mike Madigan, is no longer House speaker, her path to the Governor's Mansion likely is blocked. POTENTIAL... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Eliminate noise in SpringfieldThis is an election year, so it now is possible to stop the noise coming out of
Eliminate noise in Springfield
Northwest Herald / Posted 22 days ago
This is an election year, so it now is possible to stop the noise coming out of Springfield. Mike Madigan, John Cullerton and their sheep can be voted out of office; maybe Bruce Rauner could be recalled. Something must be done to get this state back... Read more
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Burr Ridge Suburban Life
York High School principal Diana Smith retires, remembered for community activismadvocate. She started her professional career in government working for Speaker
York High School principal Diana Smith retires, remembered for community activism
Burr Ridge Suburban Life / Posted 25 days ago
advocate. She started her professional career in government working for Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Mike Madigan before working as a lobbyist and then as a consumer fraud advocate for the Illinois Attorney General’s... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
What's the path forward in stalemated Springfield?ingredient in any negotiation—trust—is in short supply, with Rauner now eagerly
What's the path forward in stalemated Springfield?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 25 days ago
ingredient in any negotiation—trust—is in short supply, with Rauner now eagerly bashing Democrats, especially Speaker MIke Madigan, as both sides eye coming out ahead in that November vote. The budget picture is "much more complicated now,"... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
GOP legislators take aim across the aisleDemocrats have an opportunity in front of them to change the trajectory of our
GOP legislators take aim across the aisle
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
Democrats have an opportunity in front of them to change the trajectory of our state today. They do that by breaking from Mike Madigan and doing what is right, what is good and what is needed in our state to move our state forward," Barickman... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Golden Moutza of May to the White Walker of Illinoisare so many other worthies, like those men who want to live as dogs. And then
Golden Moutza of May to the White Walker of Illinois
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
are so many other worthies, like those men who want to live as dogs. And then there is Mike Madigan, boss of Illinois, who acts as if all taxpayers are dogs. He's been the boss in Springfield for decades. His... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
A new, uncertain day dawns in Springfieldin both Houses revolted against their Democratic leaders, especially slapping t
A new, uncertain day dawns in Springfield
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 26 days ago
in both Houses revolted against their Democratic leaders, especially slapping the no-longer-invulnerable House Speaker Mike Madigan. How long and how deep that near-midnight madness will continue isn't quite clear yet. Even aides to the... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Assembly overrides Rauner’s pension veto as budget deadline loomsby tomorrow at midnight. “We’ve scheduled ourselves to be here every Wednesday
Assembly overrides Rauner’s pension veto as budget deadline looms
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 28 days ago
by tomorrow at midnight. “We’ve scheduled ourselves to be here every Wednesday through June starting next week,” Speaker Mike Madigan said. If there is no breakthrough tomorrow, passing a budget becomes even harder. Any business after tomorrow... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Manufacturing once controlled C-U economythis year — mainly the 52nd District Senate content between Democrat Sen. Scott
Manufacturing once controlled C-U economy
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
this year — mainly the 52nd District Senate content between Democrat Sen. Scott Bennett of Champaign and Republican Mike Madigan of Urbana — but there will be some marketing "bleed" from races in the Springfield area. The bloodiest political... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Illinois could enter its second year without a budgetbe coming back to work Saturday, but would return Sunday afternoon to the Capit
Illinois could enter its second year without a budget
The Journal-Standard / Posted 30 days ago
be coming back to work Saturday, but would return Sunday afternoon to the Capitol.Last Wednesday, Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, dropped a huge, 500-page budget on House members, gave them two hours to digest it, and called a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Lawmakers Return to Springfield Sunday for Budget HearingsDay. The deadline for the legislature to pass a budget with a simple majority i
Lawmakers Return to Springfield Sunday for Budget Hearings
NBC Chicago / Posted a month ago
Day. The deadline for the legislature to pass a budget with a simple majority is Tuesday. House Democrats, led by Speaker Mike Madigan, pushed through an out-of-balance budget plan Wednesday. The bill will now be sent to the Illinois Senate. Gov.... Read more
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NBC Chicago
GOP Attack Ads Target House Dems Who Voted for Madigan BudgetMichael Madigan’s recent budget proposal. “Over the past two days, House Democ
GOP Attack Ads Target House Dems Who Voted for Madigan Budget
NBC Chicago / Posted a month ago
Michael Madigan’s recent budget proposal. “Over the past two days, House Democrats have decided to put their allegiance to Mike Madigan over the financial health of Illinois, voting twice for a disastrous budget that would create a $7 billion... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Is Mike Madigan starting to lose his stuff?For many a decade now, the Memorial Day weekend ritual has been much the same i
Is Mike Madigan starting to lose his stuff?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 1 months ago
For many a decade now, the Memorial Day weekend ritual has been much the same in Springfield: House Speaker Mike Madigan decides what budget mix will best serve his political interests and rams it through, daring the Senate and governor to stand in... Read more

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