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The roar of protesters vibrated through the Illinois Capitol rotunda Wednesday as community groups and organized labor clamored for attention. But the most intense noise wasn't the rhythmic stomp of the rallies. It was the pressing tick-tock of the...
Clout StreetCHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Illinois delegates gather each morning for breakfast to hear from political motivational speakers and to get a grab bag of tchotchkes, they’re also given something else: a set of talking points to use in case they get...
WGN NewsMembers of several labor unions joined the Chicago Teachers Union for a solidarity rally at the Daley Plaza on Labor Day. It takes place on the eve of the first day of fall classes, and one week before a possible walkout. Like a pastor from the pulpit, ...
The son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is forging a successful insurance career in the Chicago suburbs with the help of mayors who look to his powerful father to advance their political and legislative agendas. Andrew Madigan, 26, joined the...
Clout StreetThe state’s Republican leaders have spent time trying to make longtime Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan a campaign issue this fall. On Monday, the state GOP handed out “Save Illinois, Fire Madigan” buttons and...
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn today vetoed a major gambling expansion plan that would have allowed five new casinos, including one in Chicago. The move sets the stage for a potential showdown with lawmakers following the Nov. 6 election, when supporters of the bill...
With Tropical Storm Isaac threatening to turn into a hurricane and menace the Republican National Convention in Tampa early next week, Republicans must make a decision. They could just get sloshed on rum, margaritas and whiskey and ride out the storm...
Good news, beleaguered taxpayers! A consensus is building in support of our plan to collect revenue from the One Percenters of the Commuter Class — the bicyclists who pay nothing, not even fines when they zoom past stop signs, as politicians...
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— Democratic Rep. Derrick Smith on Friday became the first lawmaker tossed out of the Illinois House in more than 100 years, but he might not be gone for long. Shortly after his colleagues voted 100-6 to expel him, Smith took to his lawyer's office...
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Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — Unity proved to be an elusive commodity for Democrats at their day at the Illinois State Fair today as the party’s key organized labor support bashed Gov. Pat Quinn for his efforts to reform public employee pensions, forego pay...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Republicans leaders today wasted no time laying the blame for the state's financial woes at the feet of powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats, saying that now is the time to act like adults and pass sorely...
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
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