Michael Madigan


Madigan in Tense Stand Off With Press After Foiled Attempt to Avoid Questions

CHICAGO (CBS) — What happens when the most powerful and secretive man in Springfield attempts to avoid a scrum of reporters and fails? Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and his handlers tried to inconspicuously […]


Gov. Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Gov. Rauner To Democrats: ‘No More Kicking The Can’

The Republican governor digs says he won’t consider new tax revenues until members of the other party pass his “Turnaround” agenda in Springfield. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan Says He Is Willing To Compromise On Budget If Rauner Is “Reasonable”

Illinois House Speker Michael Madigan is disputing Governor Rauner’s characterization of him as someone unwilling to compromise, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Illinois Speaker Proposes Education Tax On Millionaires

Powerful Democrat Michael Madigan announced the idea just as one of the nation’s most competitive governor races is heating up between Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy private-equity investor, and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.


Mayor Emanuel joins Speaker Madigan and community members to celebrate the opening of a newly restored playground at Lawler Park.

Emanuel, Madigan Celebrate Opening Of New Playground

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly to celebrate the opening of a new playground at Lawler Park in the Clearing neighborhood.


Illinois State Capitol

Ill. Legislature Agrees To Form Committee To Solve Pension Crisis

CBS 2’s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine takes a look at what the 10 member conference committee appointed today hopes to accomplish.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Gay Rights Activists Protest Outside House Speaker Madigan’s Office

About 40 gay rights activists were out in the rain Saturday, picketing in front of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s southwest side Chicago office, demanding a vote in the House on same-sex marriage, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Calls Out Legislative Leaders Over Pension Inaction

Gov. Pat Quinn has called out the state’s top two Democratic legislative leaders over the General Assembly’s inaction on pension reform.


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Concealed Carry Prompts Lively Debate In Bronzeville

The likelihood of concealed-carry gun legislation in Illinois prompted lively debate Saturday at a “town hall” meeting in the near South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois Republicans: Dem Majority Got Labor ‘Payoff’ To Block Pension Reform

Just follow the money, GOP state chairman Pat Brady tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.


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Inaction On Pension Reform Costing Illinois $12.6 Million A Day: Quinn

The state could be another $1 billion or so in the hole before the Illinois General Assembly does anything. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Report: GOP Wants To Make Resentment Of Madigan A Campaign Issue

The criticism of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) by Republicans is on the rise.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Illinois House Of Representatives

State Lawmakers Fail To Pass Pension Reform Before Deadline

Gov. Pat Quinn is promising not to give up the fight for pension reform, after lawmakers failed to get a bill passed before the deadline of midnight Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Michele Piszczor

Opponent: Lots Of People ‘Cannot Stand’ Speaker Madigan

A woman challenging Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for his Southwest Side legislative seat says she’s not discouraged.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn: Fix Pensions ‘Once And For All’

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pledged Tuesday to reform the public employee pension system “once and for all” this spring.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan Wants Lawmakers Involved In Labor Negotiations

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) says if lawmakers are supposed to find a way to build the state payroll, they should be involved in negotiating labor contracts.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2011

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan Seeks More Control For Lawmakers In Workers’ Collective Bargaining

State lawmakers would have more control in collective bargaining for state workers under a proposal introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2011

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Governor Seeks Bill Abolishing Controversial Scholarship Program

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan plans to block an attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to end the controversial legislative scholarship program.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Protests State Plan For Education Cuts

Top Illinois House leaders are proposing a big cut in education spending in the coming fiscal year.

WBBM Newsradio–04/01/2011

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.