Mike Madigan

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Rauner Rattles Saber In Op-Ed Piece; Can State Budget Deadline Be Met?

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on Gov. Bruce Rauner going on the offensive.

22 hours ago

Illinois State Capitol

Expert: Cullerton, Madigan Can’t Afford To Back Down In Pension Crisis

It’s a big week in Springfield, with lawmakers preparing for a special session on pension reform this Wednesday. It’s likely to be a tense day, with two of the state’s most powerful legislators trying to protect their reputations, reports WBBM’s John Waelti.

06/16/2013

Quinn To Meet With Madigan, Cullerton On Monday

Governor Quinn has finally connected with House Speaker Mike Madigan to discuss pensions…and WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that he’s hoping for more progress next week.

06/08/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Meets With Legislative Leaders Over Pension Reform, But No Deal

Saturday, Governor Pat Quinn and all four legislative leaders met behind closed doors to try and finally hammer out a pension reform deal.

01/05/2013

Mike Madigan Button

Illinois GOP Fashion Statement: Fire Madigan Buttons

So what’s the fashionable Illinois delegate wearing at the Republican national Convention?

08/28/2012

U.S. Cellular Field

Dorfman: 20 Years Of New Ballpark And New Era For White Sox

Twenty years ago today President George W. Bush was basking in high approval ratings following the first Gulf War, Cheers was the popular TV show in the land, and a new era started for the Chicago White Sox.

670 The Score–04/18/2011

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