Madigan Unveils New Strategy In Harassment Scandal Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is turning to women for damage control, following the latest sexual harassment incident to strike his political machine.
Paul Ryan Breaks With Trump On 'Spygate' ClaimRyan also joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in issuing a careful warning about Trump's recent assertion that he has the authority to pardon himself.
Opinion: Illinois Sinks Into The Abyss, Politicians Abandon Ship And The State’s Most Vulnerable DrownIllinois’s entire social services landscape is sinking, pulled under by the weight of the state’s budget quarrel. Thousands are suffering.
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Faces Federal ChargesDennis Hastert, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is facing federal charges in an alleged attempt to conceal bank withdrawals of nearly $1 million paid to an individual for past misconduct on the part of the former veteran politician, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday.
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.
Report: GOP Wants To Make Resentment Of Madigan A Campaign IssueThe criticism of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) by Republicans is on the rise.
Opponent: Lots Of People 'Cannot Stand' Speaker MadiganA woman challenging Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for his Southwest Side legislative seat says she's not discouraged.
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.
Madigan Seeks More Control For Lawmakers In Workers' Collective BargainingState lawmakers would have more control in collective bargaining for state workers under a proposal introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).
Indiana Anti-Bolting Law Seems To Have FizzledWhen Indiana house democrats fled the state for 34 days in February and March, the Republicans talked about preventing "bolting" by making it illegal.
Kirk: Budget Fight Was 'Overly Dramatic'Sen. Mark Kirk predicted a final-hour agreement on a stopgap spending bill. But that is not why Illinois' junior senator is pleased with the budget compromise announced late Friday.
Emanuel Protests State Plan For Education CutsTop Illinois House leaders are proposing a big cut in education spending in the coming fiscal year.