Michael Madigan

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago)

Report: Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals

Steve Brown says he doesn’t lobby the Democratic speaker or other state lawmakers on behalf of clients,

08/23/2015

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago)

Ill. House To Keep On Working

Speaker Michael Madigan says lawmakers to be in “continuous session” past Sunday.

05/31/2015

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Illinois to Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.

07/29/2014

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Quinn Urges House Democrats to Support Tax Hike

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be “savage” budget cuts.

05/20/2014

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Ill. Comptroller: Obama Library Should be Privately Funded

Judy Baar Topinka says she currently has more than $5 billion worth of unpaid bills sitting on her desk.

05/19/2014

Illinois Capitol

Madigan: Budget Vote Helps with Tax Increase

Illinois powerful House speaker says a vote on Democrats’ 2015 budget, will help to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase.

05/14/2014

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Search Warrants Issued for Lawmaker’s Home, Office

Authorities say federal search warrants have been executed at the Elgin home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham.

03/14/2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Illinois Governor Signs Pension Overhaul Into Law

The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.

12/05/2013

Illinois Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers OK Plan to Fix $100B Pension Crisis

The House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it. The Senate approved the measure 30-24 just minutes earlier.

12/03/2013

Illinois Capitol

Illinois Legislators Reach Pension Deal

After more than five months of work, Illinois’ legislative leaders announced Wednesday they’ve reached a deal to help solve the state’s $100 billion pension problem, considered the nation’s worst.

11/27/2013

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