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NBC Chicago
Madigan Leaves Democrat Brunch Without Listening to Speakerscrowd that anyone can remember for the Democratic Party Chairman brunch Thursda
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 hours ago
crowd that anyone can remember for the Democratic Party Chairman brunch Thursday in Springfield. State Party Chairman Mike Madigan was the first to speak, calling out Gov. Bruce Rauner's "radical agenda." He also offered a "thank you for being... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner: Trump's Comments 'Damage America'Illinois State Fair, where there were plenty of "Fire Madigan" shirts, in refer
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
Illinois State Fair, where there were plenty of "Fire Madigan" shirts, in reference to longtime Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan, but few signs of support for the Republican commander in chief. Rauner's initial reluctance to address the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner launches ad blitz as lawmakers talk school aid overridebailout." But the other just alludes to the district and its 360,000 students a
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
bailout." But the other just alludes to the district and its 360,000 students as a "special interest," saying House Speaker Mike Madigan "wants more for his political buddies." Anyhow, take a look and judge for yourself. Meanwhile, as reported... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Trump, School Funding Hang Over Governor's Day at State Fairyet approved and President Donald Trump. Republicans gathered in Springfield o
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
yet approved and President Donald Trump. Republicans gathered in Springfield on Wednesday, at the same time House Speaker Mike Madigan called an education hearing in the House to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner's amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1. The... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
School funds uncertain as state House returnsthe bill in question gives too much to Chicago Public Schools is resonating wit
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
the bill in question gives too much to Chicago Public Schools is resonating with some in his party. As a result, Speaker Mike Madigan, with 67 Democratic members, now seems short of the 71 votes he needs for an override. One sign of that is that... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Health care fixes a dividing line in Illinois Dem governor's racebe an option only to those who can afford it." I'd take that as a sign that, a
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
be an option only to those who can afford it." I'd take that as a sign that, along with loyalty to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the question of what to do about health care could generate quite a bit of fire on the Democratic side before... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Women in government: 'My work speaks for itself'said, 'Carol, do you know how much money it costs to run for state rep? How are
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
said, 'Carol, do you know how much money it costs to run for state rep? How are you going to deal with the (Mike) Madigan machine?' He actually tried to dissuade me from running. "I looked at him and said he didn't know... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Location of Peoria Portillo's will help determine its success(C.K.) Time to go Earlier this month we hit an official milestone that many w
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
(C.K.) Time to go Earlier this month we hit an official milestone that many would have sworn we reached years ago: Mike Madigan became the longest-serving state House speaker in the nation's history. But for two years, he has held the post... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Hires Sen. Johnson's Former Campaign Manager: Sourcesbattle over school funding – has a disapproval rating hovering around 63 percen
NBC Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
battle over school funding – has a disapproval rating hovering around 63 percent. Rauner has used longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan as a foil since entering the political arena, using a “Bring Back Illinois” message that shows no signs of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
No sugar rush for Taxwinkle's Democratsremind Cook County suburbanites that they pay high sales taxes. They'll use Tax
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
remind Cook County suburbanites that they pay high sales taxes. They'll use Taxwinkle and Democratic big boss Mike Madigan as their poster children. Now that the Cook County Democrats endorsed billionaire J.B. Pritzker for governor,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Stratton brings diversity to Pritzker campaignRauner's chief political nemesis, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. "J
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
Rauner's chief political nemesis, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. "Juliana Stratton owes her political career to Mike Madigan," state GOP spokesman Steven Yaffe said in a statement. Stratton was elected to the legislature last year after... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The next Foxconn and Illinois: Here's why Wisconsin will be the state growing more taxpayersto cut onerous regulations and make other reforms to attract business investmen
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
to cut onerous regulations and make other reforms to attract business investment, but he's been stymied by House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and their Democrat-controlled General Assembly. None of this is secret.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Without Trump, Pritzker and Rahm would be lonely, sad and a bit lostand you'd get a nice property tax break? If you were Rahm and J.B., would you
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
and you'd get a nice property tax break? If you were Rahm and J.B., would you like to talk about Democratic Boss Mike Madigan and the game of chicken he's playing with Illinois schoolchildren and suburban taxpayers? Or the $500 million... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
How do Dems solve a problem like the speaker?Democrat ultimately faces incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner in 15 months: How m
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
Democrat ultimately faces incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner in 15 months: How much, if at all, do you defend the legacy of Mike Madigan? Madigan himself is unlikely to be of help. He's a steely technocrat with a charisma deficit who seldom gives... Read more
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Countryside Suburban Life
Packed house welcomes Chicago alderman running for governor to La Grangedrug possession, providing universal child care and mandating paid sick leave.
Countryside Suburban Life / Posted 16 days ago
drug possession, providing universal child care and mandating paid sick leave. When asked how he would work with Mike Madigan, Illinois' powerful speaker of the House, Pawar cited his relationship with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “We... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Anybody have a good word for Illinois?turnaround agenda – workers’ comp reform, maybe right to work for downstate. I
SaukValley.com / Posted 20 days ago
turnaround agenda – workers’ comp reform, maybe right to work for downstate. I fear, however, that Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan now care less about policy change than about vanquishing the other. Sad. Let’s turn down the trash talk. We... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The politics of education funding in Illinois is truly derangedas Cullerton sends it to his desk, Rauner's Illinois Republican Party raged tha
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
as Cullerton sends it to his desk, Rauner's Illinois Republican Party raged that this was "evidence that Pritzker works for Mike Madigan and his Chicago Machine." Example: At a news conference Wednesday, Rauner claimed Cullerton had been on his way... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Special session to address education funding begins in Illinoisof the debate has been about legislation known as Senate Bill 1. Republican Gov
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 22 days ago
of the debate has been about legislation known as Senate Bill 1. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan are on opposite sides of the issue. The bill passed the General Assembly in May, but it hasn't reached the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Madigan Says He Believes House May Override SB 1 VetoSpeaker of the House Mike Madigan said for the first time Wednesday that he bel
NBC Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
Speaker of the House Mike Madigan said for the first time Wednesday that he believes Democrats may have enough votes to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the school funding bill at the center of the Illinois' second special session this... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
School funding debate continues in special sessiongovernor has adopted a no compromise position that will keep the state in chaos
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
governor has adopted a no compromise position that will keep the state in chaos for weeks and months,” said House Speaker Mike Madigan. “This is fundamentally wrong. This is vicious manipulation of the Democratic process for political gain,”... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Lawmakers Head to Springfield for Latest Special SessionSB 1 is on his desk, claiming “there is nothing to discuss” and Democrats “want
NBC Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
SB 1 is on his desk, claiming “there is nothing to discuss” and Democrats “want a crisis.” Democratic Speaker of the House Mike Madigan took issue with that, issuing a statement Tuesday that pointed fingers at Rauner for “continuing to create a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
2 House Dems to Boycott Special Session on School FundingSB 1 is on his desk, claiming “there is nothing to discuss” and Democrats “want
NBC Chicago / Posted 23 days ago
SB 1 is on his desk, claiming “there is nothing to discuss” and Democrats “want a crisis.” Democratic Speaker of the House Mike Madigan took issue with that, issuing a statement Tuesday that pointed fingers at Rauner for “continuing to create a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mike Madigan doesn't care. That's the conclusion I've come to after serving in the General Assembly sinc
Chicago Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
. That's the conclusion I've come to after serving in the General Assembly since early 2015. It has been clear that he doesn't care about the financial well-being of the residents and businesses of Illinois since he first... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner calls out Gordon-Booth; who calls out Madigan?editorial board, Rauner did just that in regard to state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Boot
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 25 days ago
editorial board, Rauner did just that in regard to state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth. Rauner is blaming House Speaker-for-Life Mike Madigan for the hangup in authorizing a school-funding bill. The General Assembly has approved it but hasn't submitted... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
After historic tax hike, the real pain has just begun in Illinoisforget about taxes. This budget was all about avoiding a “junk” credit rating.
Bureau County Republican / Posted 27 days ago
forget about taxes. This budget was all about avoiding a “junk” credit rating. Republicans who sided with House Speaker Mike Madigan to pass this budget seemed especially concerned with this distinction, trumpeting in the media and on the House... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Threatens to Call Special Session, Report Sayspublic schools, and Governor Bruce Rauner is apparently ratcheting up the press
NBC Chicago / Posted 27 days ago
public schools, and Governor Bruce Rauner is apparently ratcheting up the pressure on the legislature to do so. “Speaker (Mike) Madigan is clearly hoping that by sitting on the bill until the middle of August or maybe later that the crisis, the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Daley vows Kennedy fundraising shakeupwith labor groups. Whoever does the work, it will be a challenge, with both Ma
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
with labor groups. Whoever does the work, it will be a challenge, with both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan widely perceived in party circles as being with Pritzker. Daley never before has formally been a finance... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner hires political unknown as campaign chiefsave the career of former state Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, who had broken with
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted a month ago
save the career of former state Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, who had broken with Rauner's arch-enemy, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. Besler was not available for comment, and a couple of GOP campaign vets I spoke with say they do not know who... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Cook County controls stateTo the Editor: Mike Madigan just passed a huge tax increase for the residents
Northwest Herald / Posted a month ago
To the Editor: Mike Madigan just passed a huge tax increase for the residents of Illinois. Roughly figuring, it will cost every taxpayer about $900 to $1,200 a year more in income taxes if you are considered middle class. In 2015, there were 12.86... Read more
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SaukValley.com
ILLINOIS SCOOP: After tax hike, the real pain has just begunforget about taxes. This budget was all about avoiding a “junk” credit rating.
SaukValley.com / Posted a month ago
forget about taxes. This budget was all about avoiding a “junk” credit rating. Republicans who sided with House Speaker Mike Madigan to pass this budget seemed especially concerned with this distinction, trumpeting in the media and on the House... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois school funding is next battle in Springfield budget war - Millerto field primary opponents against them. "I am confident voters will hold thos
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 1 months ago
to field primary opponents against them. "I am confident voters will hold those politicians accountable for choosing Mike Madigan over the people of Illinois," party Chairman Tim Schneider said after the successful override votes. That... Read more
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SaukValley.com
The day crocodile tears fell on Illinoislawn. The box score for the recent enactment of a full-year yet incomplete bud
SaukValley.com / Posted 1 months ago
lawn. The box score for the recent enactment of a full-year yet incomplete budget would read: Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, 1; Gov. Bruce Rauner, 0, though indeed nobody in Illinois came out a winner. Madigan won the box score because... Read more
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Elmhurst Argus Press Spectator
Suburban Life Sound Off: July 3-9and (turncoat) Republicans that stuck it to the people with another tax hike. G
Elmhurst Argus Press Spectator / Posted 1 months ago
and (turncoat) Republicans that stuck it to the people with another tax hike. Good old (it’s my way or the highway) Mike Madigan won again. Remember come election time to put Mike and his clones in office again. The state will never get out... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Paul Lisnek’s – “Behind the Curtain”: Donald Trump Jr. meeting and a new Illinois budgetit cost him support among his loyal followers? And on the state front, Governor
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 1 months ago
it cost him support among his loyal followers? And on the state front, Governor Rauner loses the budget battle to Speaker Mike Madigan and the Democrats. Can the Governor recover? Paul explores those issues from the perspective of WGN Republican... Read more

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