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Tribune reporterDemocratic candidate for governor Bill Daley excoriated Gov. Pat Quinn for a lack of leadership over the state's pension crisis and criticized potential rival Lisa Madigan for not providing a legal opinion on the constitutionality of possible solutions....
Democratic governor candidate Bill Daley injected campaign politics into the simmering policy debate on public pension reform, chastising Gov. Pat Quinn for a lack of leadership and potential candidate Attorney General Lisa Madigan for remaining mum on...
Tags: Lisa Madigan, Pat Quinn, Michael Madigan, Politics, Elections
In advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, spokesman for the local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and...
Illinois is the little engine that won't. Everyone knows the state's finances are headed off the rails, but Illinois' politicians act more like passengers than engineers. They have shown they won't move on matters such as reform of its underfunded...
Expecting this latest special session of the legislature in Springfield to get Illinois' finances back on track is like expecting someone who throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field to give the Cubs six solid innings on the mound. Both...
Selling the grass as greener in his dusty, drought-plagued state, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came to Chicago this week to paint his state as a commercial paradise and Illinois into a corner. Perry is out to poach Illinois businesses and jobs. He says it's...
BoystownAfter raising a firestorm of anger and disbelief, the Springfield, Illinois Joint Labor/Management Insurance Committee voted to unanimously reinstate health benefits for the civil union partners of city employees. This was a complete reversal from the...
Change of SubjectFor Wednesday's print column, in advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, right, spokesman for the local chapter of the American...
Clout StreetA frustrated Gov. Pat Quinn has once again changed strategies in his effort to get a pension reform bill on his desk as he acknowledged Friday he’s “prepared to do whatever necessary” to try to break a deadlock between his fellow...
What do political dads really want on Father's Day? I'm not a political dad. So all I'd like is a pair of leopard-print spandex bike shorts and a Big Wheel Sidewalk Screamer, that I may go on bike rides with the mayor of Chicago. But what do political...
Letters to the editor from Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Naperville residents. Illinois embarrassment The Illinois legislature and Illinois leadership are the laughing stock of the nation and a burden on their constituents. I am an independent voter,...
ReutersJun 13 (Reuters) - U.S. power companies have shut or converted over 15,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired power plants since 2009 and have plans to shut or convert another 35,000 MW over the 10 years or so. Cheap natural gas prices and strict...
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