House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued after Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto power earlier this summer to cut money for legislators’ salaries from the state budget.
This summer has left our family a little fried in more than the roast, toast and burn kind of way that 100-degree heat and full-on, daily sunshine leaves in its nightly sunset. Specifically, this summer has left me, the mother of two little boys, totally burned out by 10 a.m. after breaking up the tenth argument of the day.
Election officials were expecting very low turnout for Tuesday’s municipal elections. After the polls had closed at 7 p.m., only a handful of problems had been reported at polling places in Chicago and the suburbs.