State News
7:52 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Madigan keeps Democratic Party chair post

The man who has led the Democratic Party of Illinois for the past sixteen years will hold onto that title, but he did face a rare display of opposition. Party leaders met in Springfield today to re-elect House Speaker Michael Madigan as their chair.

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8:19 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Madigan ‘strong support’ for min. wage hike

House Speaker Michael Madigan says there is "strong support" in the chamber for a hike in Illinois' minimum wage. That's one of the big issues in the governor's race.  

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5:10 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Madigan supports Derrick Smith amid indictment

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is supporting a fellow state representative for re-election - who is also under indictment.  

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1:49 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Madigan wants to cut corporate income tax

The Illinois House Speaker is calling for a cut in the state’s corporate income tax rate.

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4:18 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Speaker Madigan attacks Better Government Association

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is attacking a political watchdog group.  IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.
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4:07 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Quinn praises Madigan’s service as AG

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn praised Lisa Madigan’s service as attorney general Tuesday.  That comes after Madigan decided not to challenge Quinn in next year’s Democratic primary for governor.  Madigan said she wouldn’t run since her father plans to continue serving as Speaker of the Illinois House.  Quinn said little about Madigan’s decision when asked about it by reporters Tuesday:

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3:32 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Quinn staying out of Metra, Madigan controversy

Governor Pat Quinn appears to be staying out of a controversy over House Speaker Mike Madigan's role in employment decisions at Metra, the suburban Chicago commuter rail agency.Madigan last week acknowledged suggesting a pay raise for a campaign donor who had a $57,000-a-year job at Metra.

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7:08 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Legal questions for cutting lawmakers' pay

Legal questions surround Governor Pat Quinn's bold move Wednesday to strike legislators' salaries out of the state budget.  It's an unprecedented one --- though somewhat similar to an action taken by Quinn's predecessor, Rod Blagojevich.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:

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State News
7:44 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

30-day delay for IL concealed carry law

Illinois will have an extra 30 days to approve a concealed carry law.

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4:53 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Madigan: downstate schools should pay pension costs

The leader of the Illinois House of Representatives says Downstate school districts will eventually have to pay for their employees’ pensions. 

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