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Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Months ago, Emanuel scheduled a vote on raising Chicago’s minimum wage for the week after the General Assembly’s annual fall veto session. After the election though, retailers, restaurant ow...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 The Illinois Education Association has always leaned more Republican than its Illinois Federation of Teachers counterpart, but at least one of the IEA’s endorsements raised a few eyebrows this...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
Some recent Chicago Tribune poll results appear to indicate that support for raising the minimum wage in the state’s largest city may be enough to increase voter turnout for a nonbinding November ba...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 There were lots and of losers during the state legislative session which ended last month. But there were a few winners, so let’s take a look at them.First up, Republican gubernatorial nominee...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
There’s an old Statehouse saying that House Speaker Michael Madigan cares mostly about two votes each Democratic legislator makes: One to re-elect him Speaker, the other for his chamber’s operatin...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s spokesman said last week that his boss’ statement opposing further corporate “handouts” basically “speaks for itself.” But does it? Madigan...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 By now, it should be self evident that Bruce Rauner has locked up pretty much all the big money in the Republican primary race for governor. Last week’s pension reform vote provides even more...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 01:29 pm
House Speaker Michael Madigan was hoping last Thursday to avoid the same results as the previous week when he presented some new pension reform ideas.The previous week, one of his pension reform propo...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 03:18 pm
Before last Friday’s horrific school shooting in Connecticut, people on both sides of the concealed carry debate were saying privately that they did not expect Attorney General Lisa Madigan woul...

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