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Topic - Michael Madigan
Illinois' House Speaker and Democratic Party chair has introduced legislation he hopes will lure President Barack Obama to choose Illinois as the site of his presidential library and museum, an effort that could be part of a push later this year to approve a new capital construction bill.
Feb. 23, 2014
Illinois lawmakers are forming a task force to address what they say is a growing epidemic of heroin use.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is getting more time before he delivers his annual budget address.
A journalist in residence at the conservative Illinois Policy Institute is suing legislative leaders after being denied a media credential.
The Illinois House has approved Gov. Pat Quinn's request for more time before he delivers his annual budget address despite objections from Republicans.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has asked for more time before he delivers his budget address, in part to prepare a five-year spending blueprint.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn detailed an ambitious early childhood education plan during his State of the State address this week, but left out of the annual speech was any mention of how to pay for it in a state beset by financial troubles.
A spokeswoman says Illinois small businesses won't be affected by House Speaker Michael Madigan's proposal to cut the corporate income tax rate.
House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday proposed cutting Illinois' corporate income tax in half in an effort to improve the state's business climate, a move that also could help blunt election-year criticism that Democrats' policies are to blame for a sputtering economy and stubbornly high unemployment.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he hasn't talked to Speaker Michael Madigan about a plan to cut Illinois' corporate income tax rate in half.
With his top priority of pension reform inked into law, Gov. Pat Quinn is preparing for a critical election-year State of the State speech this week, needing to persuade lawmakers and voters he has the leadership skills to keep running Illinois.
Former House Speaker W. Robert Blair II, who helped modernize the Illinois Legislature and swiftly established a legacy as a visionary unafraid to ruffle feathers, has died, his wife said Tuesday. He was 83.
Illinois all but became the 15th state to enact gay marriage Tuesday as lawmakers passed the bill with only one vote to spare in the lower chamber, sending the bill to a governor eager to sign it.
Although Illinois lawmakers failed Friday night to approve a bill to make it the 13th state to perform gay marriages, legislative leaders pledged to bring it back for passage with some holding out hope that it could before the end of the summer.
Madigan, who noted Illinois has a "long and proud tradition as the birthplace or home of some of our country's most influential commanders in chief," said it's important that Illinois makes a strong financial commitment to honor the legacy of a favorite son.