political Illinois' 200th Birthday Party Gets Late Start, Low Budget By Associated Press • Oct 16, 2017 Planning for Illinois' bicentennial celebration lags behind recent anniversaries elsewhere. Top IL Republican Christine Radogno Resigning By Brian Mackey • Jun 29, 2017 As Illinois’ top political leaders struggle to end a two year budget standoff, one of them has announced she’s resigning. Group pushes for statewide redistricting change By Alex Rusciano • May 7, 2015 A group wants voters in Illinois to weigh-in on changing the way state political districts are crafted. But this isn’t the first push to that end: Speaker Madigan attacks Better Government Association By Tony Arnold • Oct 30, 2013 Listen Listening... / 0:55 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is attacking a political watchdog group. IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.