Madigan elected as Speaker for 17th time, longest in American history

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois’ Bicentennial is set to see another milestone: 2018 will be the year that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan will have become the longest-serving legislative leader in modern American history. Outside of Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield, union members chanted “We like Mike!” and were egged on by Democrats like Marty Moylan, D-Des […]

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Lawmaker: No revenue estimate, no budget

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Not passing a revenue estimate resolution is not being honest with taxpayers, which is why one lawmaker said he’s filed two...

Rauner vows veto of bill he says will lead to a massive tax hike

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Gov. Bruce Rauner says making an emergency appropriation for state employee pay is a ruse to force a massive tax hike....

Competing proposals in state House could settle state employee pay dispute

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK There are competing proposals surfacing in the Illinois House to avert a possible pay stoppage for state employees. Speaker Michael Madigan’s,...

State rep who didn’t vote for Madigan as Speaker says he’s being bullied

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A Democratic state representative said he’s being bullied for not voting for Mike Madigan as the House Speaker. Rep. Scott Drury...

Responding to the State of the State Address, Democrats discuss plans to grow economy

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Democrat leadership in Springfield released their planned response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address. Like his last address,...

House Rules Committee approves proposed rules without Republican support

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK An Illinois House committee critics say acts as a gatekeeper will remain a hurdle for some legislation after the House rules...

Study: Illinois House rules give its speaker more power than any other state

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A new report highlights how the rules governing the Illinois House of Representatives concentrate more power in one person than any...

Madigan elected as Speaker for 17th time, longest in American history

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois’ Bicentennial is set to see another milestone: 2018 will be the year that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan will have...

Opinion: Madigan makes history as Illinois bleeds

Illinois’ 100th General Assembly began with a whimper. That was the sound of House Democrats casting their votes for the most hated politician in...

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