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John Cullerton

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Illinois’ Overdue Bills Reach More Than $6 Billion

The state is more than $4.5 billion behind in payments to doctors, hospitals, school districts, universities and businesses, according to state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

04/12/2011

State Senate President John Cullerton

Report: Cullerton Moves To Repeal Video Poker Law

In a surprise move, Senate President John Cullerton Wednesday took steps to gut the controversial 2009 state law that authorized video gambling machines in bars and restaurants throughout the state, the Sun-Times is reporting.

03/16/2011

State Senate President John Cullerton

Cullerton: Time To Tax Retirement Benefits

People might think their retirement benefits are safe from taxes, but that may not be the case for long.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Senate Pres.: Cutting Pension Benefits Is Unconstitutional

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says cutting pension benefits for current state employees is, in his words, “clearly unconstitutional.”

WBBM Newsradio–03/03/2011

Illinois State Capitol

New State General Assembly Begins Work

Hours after the old Illinois General Assembly voted to raise taxes, a brand-new one began work.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Stalemate On Income Tax Debate

Lawmakers in Springfield still cannot come to an agreement on whether to increase the state income tax before the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in later this week.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2011

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Ill. Senate President’s Son Pleads Guilty To DUI

Garritt Cullerton was convicted of misdemeanor DUI charges and will pay a fine and go through alcohol-abuse counseling.

01/07/2011

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois Lawmakers Propose 75 Percent Income Tax Hike

The state’s personal income tax rate would temporarily jump from 3 percent to 5.25 percent, under a plan Democratic leaders have hashed out in Springfield, Senate President John Cullerton told the media late Thursday.

01/06/2011

Illinois governor's office

Meetings Continue On Tax Hike Plan With No Result

It’s been another busy but markedly unproductive day in the Illinois General Assembly, which is aiming to raise our taxes but not there yet.

01/06/2011

File photo of a slot machine. (CBS)

Lawmaker: Gambling Expansion A Good Bet

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the odds are good for an expansion of gambling in the state, including a Chicago casino and slot machines at the racetracks.

11/08/2010

Governor Pat Quinn (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Democrats Pull Back Quinn’s Pension Borrowing Plan

Illinois Senate Democrats bowed to Republican pressure and are not yet calling for a vote on Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to borrow money to pay pensions.

11/04/2010

Illinois State Capitol

Senate Democrats Hold Off On Quinn’s Borrowing Plan

Illinois Senate Democrats bowed to Republican pressure and are not yet calling for a vote on Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to borrow money to pay pensions.

11/04/2010

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