Opinion: Madigan loses supermajority in Illinois House; is his speakership next?

House Speaker Mike Madigan is the most powerful man in Illinois politics. He controls whether bills live or die. He controls the legislative map. He controls a property tax law firm that makes millions on the back of his influence. But on Nov. 8, Illinois voters proved he can be beaten. They sent a clear […]

Tagged: 2016 Elections

Rauner won’t attend Trump inauguration but hopes for big things on infrastructure, education reform

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Don’t expect to see Gov. Bruce Rauner among the crowd at Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Rauner said he’s got...

Congressmen say planned boycott and demonstrations distract from true meaning of inauguration

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Several Illinois congressmen are reacting to planned boycotts and possible disruptive demonstrations around tomorrow’s inauguration of a new president. Dozens of...

New lawmakers sworn in, hopeful there’s movement to end budget impasse

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK One of the newly sworn-in lawmakers believes there’s hope to end the state’s more-than 18-month-old budget impasse while another says the...

New General Assembly takes oath today with diminished Democratic power in House

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A new class of state lawmakers will be sworn in Wednesday, with Republicans chipping away at the Democratic majority in the...

Illinois’ electoral votes go to Clinton, as expected

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois’ vote for president didn’t have any surprises. Not even the Democrats’ insistence that Election Day 2016 needs to be investigated...

State elections board: Don’t expect rogue electors in Springfield Monday

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK While there may be some fireworks as electors get together in other states to officially cast their votes for president, Illinois...

Elections board says summer hack did not affect outcome of state’s elections

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK While the CIA said hacking of national Democratic operatives’ emails may have impacted the outcome of the presidential elections, the Illinois...

Madison County’s Election Day switch to GOP leadership likely long lasting

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Madison County is more than just far-downstate Illinois’ largest Republican county; one political expert said it’s a bellwether of change for...

Downstate GOP lawmaker cites Madison County as Exhibit A on voters’ discontent

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK If you’re still looking for insight into voters’ mindsets in this last election, you need to look no further than Madison...

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