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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 yesterday
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 2 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 3 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner's approval rating sinks to record lowJust 30 percent approve of the job he's done so far. Now, Insider publisher Da
Rauner's approval rating sinks to record low
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
Just 30 percent approve of the job he's done so far. Now, Insider publisher David Ormsby is a former aide to House Speaker Mike Madigan, Rauner's bitter foe. And as Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly says, "Polls go up and polls go down. Gov.... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
State budget deadline looming again7th Ward Alderman Drew McFadden said. With the state’s budget impasse nearly 1
State budget deadline looming again
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
7th Ward Alderman Drew McFadden said. With the state’s budget impasse nearly 11 months old, Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner show no signs of reaching a deal. Batavia officials made the trip under the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner claims some Democrats support his ideas, won't name themabout which of Rauner's agenda items she would support. “In Northbrook, Rep. N
Rauner claims some Democrats support his ideas, won't name them
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
about which of Rauner's agenda items she would support. “In Northbrook, Rep. Nekritz pretends to be independent from Mike Madigan, but in Springfield she’s one of his top lieutenants,” Illinois GOP executive director Nick Klitzing said. “She... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Fun and games while Illinois burnsour state's future. Credit where credit is due. Cloonen's been in office two t
Fun and games while Illinois burns
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
our state's future. Credit where credit is due. Cloonen's been in office two terms and already she's bored. House Speaker Mike Madigan became a lawmaker 45 years ago but has never been caught fiddling on an iPhone. Heck, the guy says he doesn't... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel wimps out again in clash with Madigan over CPS aidgive CPS a desperately needed $375 million boost next year. In fact, they haven
Emanuel wimps out again in clash with Madigan over CPS aid
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 11 days ago
give CPS a desperately needed $375 million boost next year. In fact, they haven't said a word, even though House Speaker Mike Madigan could allow the bill to come up for a vote any time. Welcome to the latest chapter in the story of Emanuel's... Read more
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SaukValley.com
How Illinois politicians use the law to pick their votersfor change. It’s a monumental feat.� But it has been tried before.� Two years
How Illinois politicians use the law to pick their voters
SaukValley.com / Posted 13 days ago
for change. It’s a monumental feat.� But it has been tried before.� Two years ago, associates of Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the politician who has benefited most from political control of redistricting, filed a lawsuit to quash a... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Big lawmakers discuss end to state budget impasseChristine Radogno took a different tone when responding to questions about the
Big lawmakers discuss end to state budget impasse
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 14 days ago
Christine Radogno took a different 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... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
This is what passes for progress on the Illinois budgetat this moment is to come across as reasonable and statesmanlike. The key figu
This is what passes for progress on the Illinois budget
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 14 days ago
at this moment is to come across as reasonable and statesmanlike. The key figure in today's maneuvers is House Speaker Mike Madigan, who has insisted that the parties focus on passing a budget and needed revenues and leave other issues until... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner, top lawmakers set first face-to-face in monthsor whether he will cave in. One indicator the answer still remains "no" came o
Rauner, top lawmakers set first face-to-face in months
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
or whether he will cave in. One indicator the answer still remains "no" came over the weekend, when House Speaker Mike Madigan penned an op ed piece in the Springfield State Journal-Register under the headline, "Governor must focus on the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Berg: How Illinois politicians pick their votersout for change. It’s a monumental feat. But it has been tried before. Two yea
Berg: How Illinois politicians pick their voters
Northwest Herald / Posted 15 days ago
out for change. It’s a monumental feat. But it has been tried before. Two years ago, associates of Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the politician who has benefited most from political control of redistricting, filed a lawsuit to quash a... Read more
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SaukValley.com
‘Why are you so tough on Rauner?’ Here’s whyThe readers appear to think House Speaker Mike Madigan is solely to blame for o
‘Why are you so tough on Rauner?’ Here’s why
SaukValley.com / Posted 18 days ago
The readers appear to think House Speaker Mike Madigan is solely to blame for our shameful budget impasse. I consolidate below several observations made in several of my columns over the past year. Madigan has served in state government since he... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Cook County Board—scene of a legislative meleethere." In fact, the office has more than 1,400 jobs—a good number of them rep
Cook County Board—scene of a legislative melee
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 18 days ago
there." In fact, the office has more than 1,400 jobs—a good number of them reportedly controlled by Illinois House Speaker MIke Madigan, but I digress. Given that Preckwinkle presents herself as a reformer, is a black woman and would gain the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Redistricting rerun: Independent Map Amendment draws lawsuitpeople of Illinois want to change the state constitution so that lawmakers don'
Redistricting rerun: Independent Map Amendment draws lawsuit
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
people of Illinois want to change the state constitution so that lawmakers don't draw their own districts. House Speaker Mike Madigan is determined not to let that change happen. Once again, a citizens' group has collected hundreds of thousands... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Remap reform plan hit by high-powered legal challengemaps, the action was challenged in court—scroll down to read the filing—by a to
Remap reform plan hit by high-powered legal challenge
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 19 days ago
maps, the action was challenged in court—scroll down to read the filing—by a top lieutenant to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and a coalition of minority groups. The action was expected, and was immediately slammed by sponsors as an... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois merchants, municipalities battle over sales tax dataThough budget sparring between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan has d
Illinois merchants, municipalities battle over sales tax data
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 20 days ago
Though budget sparring between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan has dominated the headlines, another squabble has broken out in Springfield this spring, this one pitting municipalities in search of cash against merchants worried about... Read more
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Northwest Herald
NAFTA killed middle classYou can tell Mike Madigan and the rest of the legislators that the middle class
NAFTA killed middle class
Northwest Herald / Posted 20 days ago
You can tell Mike Madigan and the rest of the legislators that the middle class went out the window when Bill Clinton signed the NAFTA bill. NAFTA do we have to? Ford Motor just announced a new factory in Mexico, where labor rates are $6.50 to $8 an... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
More than Madigan and Rauner divide toxic Springfieldwould be Lake Springfield—will occur at the beautiful Island Bay Yacht Club. Th
More than Madigan and Rauner divide toxic Springfield
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 22 days ago
would be Lake Springfield—will occur at the beautiful Island Bay Yacht Club. That's where state Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan—the state Democratic chairman—will hold court, rubbing shoulders and sipping a bit of wine with guests for... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Remap reform, graduated tax now dead for sure in Springfieldwould do the same thing." So was this whole strategy of dueling roadblocks int
Remap reform, graduated tax now dead for sure in Springfield
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 26 days ago
would do the same thing." So 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... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
A new vision for Chicago tourism: lights, parks, aerial gondolas over the riverits annual operating budget held hostage by the state last year amid a budget i
A new vision for Chicago tourism: lights, parks, aerial gondolas over the river
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 27 days ago
its annual operating budget held hostage by the state last year amid a budget impasse between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan. That setback exacerbated factionalism within the Choose Chicago board as leadership was forced to prioritize... 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 28 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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Northwest Herald
House Speaker Michael Madigan makes rare appearance in Joliet to address labor leadersCounties Central Trades Council, lauded Madigan for his support of union rights
House Speaker Michael Madigan makes rare appearance in Joliet to address labor leaders
Northwest Herald / Posted a month ago
Counties Central Trades Council, lauded Madigan for his support of union rights. “You look where we’d be at today without Mike Madigan there, that we’d be just a neighbor state. Right to work. Depressed wages. Everybody out of work. It’d be... Read more

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