Attorney General Lisa Madigan http://peoriapublicradio.org en Waterloo Republican mounts Attorney General campaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/waterloo-republican-mounts-attorney-general-campaign <p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan beat her last opponent by more than a million votes. Her decision to run for re-election next year scared away most of the people who'd been eyeing her job. But as IPR's Brian Mackey reports, at least one Republican is throwing his hat in the ring.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:26:29 +0000 Daryl Scott 12026 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Waterloo Republican mounts Attorney General campaign Madigan mum on election decision details http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-mum-election-decision-details <p>When Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week announced she would not seek the Illinois governor's office, she said a key factor was her father's position as speaker of the Illinois House. But in her first meeting with reporters since the announcement, she declined to elaborate. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:28:38 +0000 Brian Mackey 9026 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan mum on election decision details Quinn turns focus to Daley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-turns-focus-daley <div>With Attorney General Lisa Madigan out of the race for Governor, incumbent Pat Quinn turned his focus to another potential opponent, Bill Daley. &nbsp;As IPR’S Amanda Vinicky it's an early indication of the campaign to come.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans have a somewhat crowded field of four candidates hoping to be Illinois' next Governor. For now, though, Democrats have only two: former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley and Governor Pat Quinn.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:25:07 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8992 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn turns focus to Daley Lisa Madigan not running for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lisa-madigan-not-running-governor <p>After months of speculation that Governor Pat Quinn would face a primary challenge from Lisa Madigan,&nbsp; the Attorney General today announced she will not run for Governor.&nbsp; IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:49:16 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8917 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lisa Madigan not running for governor Bill Daley attacks rivals on pension reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bill-daley-attacks-rivals-pension-reform <p>Bill Daley is attacking his Democratic rivals ahead of next year’s race for Illinois governor. His main beef with them - how they’ve handled proposed reforms to the state’s retirement systems. IPR’S Tony Arnold reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daley says incumbent Governor Pat Quinn hasn’t been a good leader on what many call the top issue facing Illinois, cutting the state’s 100 billion dollar pension debt.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:17:23 +0000 Denise Molina & Tony Arnold 7491 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bill Daley attacks rivals on pension reform Political scientist says not to underestimate Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/political-scientist-says-not-underestimate-quinn <p></p><div>Politicians looking to take over the governor's mansion have gotten a lot of attention lately, but a politician scientist warns not to discount the man occupying it now. &nbsp;IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most voters are less than impressed by Governor Pat Quinn's performance and according to polls, they haven't been for a while. Which helps explain why he's got so many challengers.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:08:57 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 7225 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Political scientist says not to underestimate Quinn House Republican leader says Democrats are playing politics with pension reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/house-republican-leader-says-democrats-are-playing-politics-pension-reform <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The top Republican in the Illinois House of Representatives says he thinks Democratic leaders are purposely not passing pension reform for their own political gain.&nbsp;</span>IPR’S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tony Arnold reports.</span></p><div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are lots of conspiracies for why pension reform hasn’t been approved. One is that it’s purely a legal debate over how to interpret the constitution.</span></div><div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:48:31 +0000 Denise Molina & Tony Arnold 7224 at http://peoriapublicradio.org House Republican leader says Democrats are playing politics with pension reform Senate approves changes to state election law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-approves-changes-state-election-law <p></p><div>The Illinois Senate has approved a multi-faceted change to the state's election laws. The legislation is almost as notable for what it does NOT do, as for what it does. IPR'S Brian Mackey explains.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The proposal would make dozens of changes to state law including online voter registration.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But until Wednesday, the legislation also would have changed how Illinois gets a lieutenant governor.</span></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 11:56:31 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6468 at http://peoriapublicradio.org