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Stories with person: Michael Madigan
  • Gov. Rauner expresses optimism about Illinois budget talks 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 4:43 pm

    AUBURN, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner struck an optimistic tone that he can reach a budget agreement with Illinois lawmakers next month, telling an assembly of high school students Wednesday that he's "pretty excited" about the prospect of ending the historic stalemate.

  • The Latest: Illinois universities grateful; say more needed 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 3:32 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on the Illinois Legislature's plan to fund higher education and other legislative issues (all times local):

  • Illinois lawmakers debate how state should draw districts 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 6:11 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The full Illinois House and Senate are expected to debate plans this week on how to overhaul the way the state draws its legislative districts every decade, an issue that members from both parties say they want to change but over which debate inevitably devolves into partisan sniping.

  • Illinois education-funding amendment gets initial OK 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 9:18 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Votes would be asked to change the Illinois Constitution to declare that the state should be responsible for the majority of public school funding under a measure that advanced in the state House Monday.

  • Illinois comptroller: Pay for officeholders to be delayed 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 3:01 pm

    CHICAGO - Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due to the prolonged budget impasse, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said Sunday.

  • Rauner-Madigan rivalry hamstrings Illinois budget talks 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 2:44 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The rivalry between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan continues to intensify during Illinois' 10-month budget stalemate, leaving little hope that the state will have a spending plan any time soon.

  • Illinois House Democrats pass $3.9 billion spending bill 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 7:37 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois House Democrats advanced a $3.9 billion measure to fund colleges and human services programs while the state operates without a budget.

  • House speaker introduces education-funding amendment 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 6:12 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois House speaker has proposed a constitutional amendment to strengthen the state's obligation to fund public education.

  • Lawmakers frustrated by state budget impasse meet privately 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 5:15 pm

    CHICAGO - Frustrated by a state budget impasse stretching into its 10th month, rank and file Illinois lawmakers are meeting in bipartisan groups to discuss potential solutions.