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Despite Criticism by Lisa Madigan of Illinois Workers Compensation Reform, Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Bill

(Chicago, IL) — June 28, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that overhauls of Illinois’ workers’ compensation system and claimed that the new law will save Illinois businesses between $500 and $750 million dollars. Continue reading »

Cullerton, Madigan Announce Joint House-Senate Tax Panel to Review Illinois Business Taxes

(Springfield, IL) — June 23, 2011. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) announced today a joint House-Senate Revenue Committee review of the state business tax structure in the months ahead. This joint effort will be led by State Rep. John Bradley and State Senator Toi Hutchinson. Madigan said he … Continue reading »

Senator Matt Murphy Favors Illinois Budget Deal Pushed into Summer Overtime

(Springfield, IL) — April 11, 2011. Though Illinois Senate Republicans are taking steps to work with Senate Democrats on the fiscal year 2012 Illinois budget, the GOP’s budget point person would however like to see the Illinois General Assembly fail to reach an agreement on time with Governor Pat Quinn, forcing the legislature into a summer overtime session. Continue reading »

Madigan Taps Harris for Key Oversight Committee

(Springfield, IL) — March 31, 2011. State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) has been tapped to serve on a key Illinois House of Representatives oversight panel. House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) appointed Harris to the bi-partisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules known in Springfield as “JCAR”. “It’s a great honor to serve on this committee to … Continue reading »

Speaker Michael Madigan Says House Budget Revenue Projection Would Prevail over Senate’s

(Springfield, IL) — March 31, 2011. A budgetary battle could be brewing in the state Capitol, but not necessarily between Republicans and Democrats. Continue reading »

State Rep. Daniel Biss Pushes Term Limits Plan that Would Strip Michael Madigan of His Speaker’s Post

(Chicago, IL) – February 25, 2011. Freshman State Representative Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) on Wednesday introduced a Constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on the Illinois General Assembly’s legislative leaders, a measure that force fellow Democrat House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) out of his post. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Says He Will Sign Illinois Income Tax Increase Bill

(Springfield, IL) — January 13, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn said he would give his signature to a 67% personal income tax increase. Continue reading »

Carol Moseley Braun Hires Springfield Lobbyist as Chicago Mayor Campaign Policy Director

(Chicago, IL) — December 2, 2010. Chicago mayor hopeful Carol Moseley Braun has tapped a Springfield lobbyist as her policy director for her comeback campaign. Continue reading »

Cardinal Francis George Opposition to Illinois Civil Unions Swept Aside, Illinois House Approves Plan

(Chicago, IL) — November 30, 2010. In 1996, Illinois and 14 other states approved “Defense of Marriage of Act” laws to outlaw same-sex marriages and to refuse to recognize such marriages recognized in other states, but Illinois today partially undid that injustice. Continue reading »

Our View: Greg Harris’ Illinois Civil Unions Will Partially Reverse Earlier Injustice

(Chicago, IL) — November 30, 2010. In 1996, Illinois and 14 other states approved “Defense of Marriage of Act” to outlaw same-sex marriages and to refuse to recognize such marriages recognized in other states, but Illinois is today poised to partially undo that injustice. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Asks for Cabinet’s Resignation, Source Says

(Chicago, IL) — November 19, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn has already asked for the resignations from his entire cabinet, according to a highly placed source. Continue reading »

Illinois Election Returns 2010: Speaker Michael Madigan Will Retain Control of the Illinois House, Early Returns Reveal

(Chicago, IL) — November 2, 2010. There are enough election returns in Illinois state house races to be able to call the House for the Democrats, keeping Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) in his chair. House GOP Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) would likely remain leader of the GOP caucus. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Lisa Madigan, Jesse White Cruising to Re-Election with Strong Independent, GOP Voter Support, Poll Says

(Chicago, IL) — November 2, 2010. As other Illinois Democrats struggle with Republican and Independent voter anger, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White are crushing their opponents as they cruise to re-election with strong support from both voting groups, according to a recent poll. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: House GOP Leader Tom Cross Expands Playing Field, Moves against State Rep. Lisa Dugan

(Chicago, IL) — October 22, 2010. In the battle for the control of the Illinois House, GOP Minority Leader Tom Cross has expanded the battle field by making a late move to knock incumbent State Rep. Lisa Dugan (D-Bradley), dumping tens of thousands of dollars into polling, direct mail, and a media buy for her GOP rival, Nick Been, according to state election records. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: Dem State Reps. Bob Flider, Mike Smith, and Candidate Charles Landers Locked in $1 Million Races

Political science professor Chris Mooney with the University of Illinois at Springfield said he would not be surprised if this was the most expensive election period for General Assembly races in the state’s history. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: National GOP Group Drops $200,000 in Kitty of Illinois House Republicans

(Chicago, IL) — October 18, 2010. The Republican State Leadership Committee today dropped $200,000 into the campaign warchest of GOP Minority House Leader Tom Cross’ House Republican Organzation. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: GOP House Candidate Norman Davis To Tell Minority Leader Tom Cross “To Go Spit”

(Chicago, IL) — October 13, 2010. Until recently, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has alone been plagued this campaign season with candidates who are willing to the buck the caucus leader. No more. Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) now has a potential trouble maker on his hands. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections 2010: State Rep. Candidate Daniel Biss Leads GOP Foe Hamilton Chang in Final Fund-Raising 30-Day Dash

(Chicago, IL) — October 13, 2010. With 19 days remaining until the November 2, 2010 election, State Rep. Candidate Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) is leading GOP foe Hamilton Chang (R-Wilmette) in the final campaign fund-raising 30-day dash. Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Dem State Rep Candidates Denis Ahern, Michelle Mussman Tag-Team against House Speaker Michael Madigan

(Chicago, IL) — August 25, 2010. Aiming to claw their way into the job of an Illinois State Representative, Democratic state representative candidates–one from western Illinois and one from Chicago’s suburbs–are looking to either push Democratic House Speaker Michael Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) out of his or complicate it. Welcome to the Democratic Party–the home of … Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn’s “Open Primary” Push is Fish Food

Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday stretched his executive authority—along with his goodwill with Illinois lawmakers—and rewrote legislation to eliminate the requirement that Illinois residents must declare a party affiliation when voting in a primary election, and in doing so likely guaranteed its doom. Continue reading »

Speaker Michael Madigan Sets Jobs Task Force, 30 Lawmakers Join in 2 Days

(Chicago, IL) – December 21, 2009. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) last week created a new, bi-partisan jobs task force to address Illinois’ 10.9% November unemployment rate. Madigan appointed Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) as chair as the Bipartisan Jobs Creation Task Force. Lang said the task force will focus on targeted … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Anti-Incumbent Sentiment in 2010 at 1994 Levels, New Pew Poll Says

(Chicago, IL) — November 13, 2009. Americans are pissed. Incumbents are in trouble. And Independents are breaking towards Republicans as the 2010 elections approach. It’s morning in America–circa 1994. Approximately 2/3rds of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. At least 9 out 10 say economic conditions in the country are fair or … Continue reading »

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