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Video: Lawmakers get testy with Quinn on pensions; Mell: political power as family heirloom; Google buzz on 2014 gov candidates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

LAWMAKERS TO QUINN: WHERE ARE YOU? Both Republicans and Democrats on a 10-member special pension committee teed off on Gov. Pat Quinn Monday. More acc...

2014: Bloomberg endorses Daley; Blog: Gun issues in 2014 election; Poll: Name trouble for Daley, L.Madigan? Stantis: Quinn's concealed weapon

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

2014: BLOOMBERG ENDORSES DALEY New York Mayor and staunch gun-control advocate Michael Bloomberg has endorsed Bill Daley in his run for governor. In a...

Great news, Illinois: Pension debt only costs you $5 million a day

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

GOOD NEWS For months, Gov. Pat Quinn's office has said Illinois' pension debt is growing by $17 million a day. But as we rang in Fiscal New Year 2014 ...

Axelrod: L. Madigan will have problem if M. Madigan stays

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

FAMILY AFFAIR Master political strategist David Axelrod says Attorney General Lisa Madigan will have a "genuine problem" if she runs for governor and ...

Lisa Madigan letter only stokes the mystery

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

My heart raced when I saw an email from Lisa Madigan in my inbox with the subject line, "What it takes." This is it! This is the message to Madigan s...

Check Out Our Illinois Buzz-Meter 2014!

Madison Bondi | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Social media made the difference in both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. We think it'll be a major factor in the 2014 race for Illinois governor.

Campaign 2014: Bill Brady is in again; Quinn to Illinois: I'll veto weak pension bill; Prediction: Lisa won't run

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

BRADY IS IN... AGAIN State Sen. Bill Brady lost one of the closest races for governor in history in 2010: He was defeated by fewer than 32,000 votes, ...

Reboot Illinois introduces "2014" section: All 2014 election news all the time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

INTRODUCING 2014: The race for governor in 2014 is loaded with issues critically important to the state's future: What will happen with the state's in...

Lisa Madigan's Biggest Campaign Issue? Dad, Apparently

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's all-but-inevitable run for governor in 2014, her biggest obstacle may not be current Gov. Pa...

Daley takes on L. Madigan, Quinn

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MEET THE PRESS Gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley ripped his two probable competitors Monday for their failures in the state's crippling pension crisi...

Bill Daley for Governor: Buzz or Zzzzz?

David Ormsby | Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Feel the energy. There has been no "Thank God, Bill Daley is the in race!" reaction from Democratic political observers who fear that Governor Pat Quinn might lose the Democrats' grip on the governor's mansion.

UPDATE: Live at Historic Vote in Illinois: Steingraber and Citizens Bust Fracking Bill (Video)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Since the Governor and the bill negotiators have refused to visit a fracking operation, citizens delivered letters from impacted fracking and frac sand mining residents from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa to Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Madigan.

Liability Bombshell: Must-Read Letters From PA and WI Fracking Victims to Illinois Lawmakers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the Illinois General Assembly votes this week on the state's increasingly suspect fracking bill, residents affected by similar operations in Pennsylvania and in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota took the extraordinary step of releasing letters warning of a "public health disaster" in the making.

Speak Now Against the Day in Illinois: Fracking and Coal Rush Are National Crises

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

What happens in Illinois, doesn't stay in Illinois -- especially when you're dealing with the national ramifications of a combined fracking and coal mining rush unparalleled in recent memory.

Supreme Court Gives Madigan Extension On Concealed Carry Appeal

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan now has a bit more time to decide whether or not to appeal a federal court ruling that would force the last sta...

Illinois Ranks As Worst Rogue Coal State: Strip Mine Permit to Serial Violator Stuns Residents

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Whether she runs for governor or not, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan would need nine lives to bring the state's notoriously broken regulatory system into compliance with the nation's most reckless coal industry.

Poll: Madigan Leads Quinn Big Time In Governor Matchup

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday has yet more bad news for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's reelection hopes. In the latest poll of Illinois voters conducted by...

Pols Begin Throwing Hats Into The Ring For 2014 Governor Race

Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago

With the dust settling on the 2012 election, the focus in Illinois politics has already shifted two years into the future. Tuesday was a bruising ...

The Real Purpose of the 'Cult of Moms': To Deny Women Public Power

Rebecca Sive | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

This is all about power, and nothing about what women are capable of doing.

Female Attorney General Asked How She Can Be A Mom And Politician

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

As speculation grows whether Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) will mount a challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in 2014, Madigan is already being...

No Paper Trail at CPS

Matt Farmer | Posted 10.27.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

As a taxpayer and a public school parent, I want to believe that some thoughtful analysis went into the decision to turn Roberto Clemente High School into a so-called International Baccalaureate high school.

It's Time for a "Regulatory Cocktail" Against Unethical Debt Collectors

Bill Bartmann | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Bill Bartmann

Many U.S. attorneys general are working with each other and with the federal government to control and eventually eradicate the scourge that is unethical debt collectors, because just one strategy alone seems not to be enough.

Illinois Attorney General Sues S&P Over Ratings, Alleges Fraud

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

* Lawsuit: S&P issued inflated ratings to boost market share * McGraw-Hill unit sued in Cook County, Illinois court * S&...

Attorney General Sues For-Profit Westwood College Alleging 'Deceptive Practices'

Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against for-profit Westwood College Wednesday, alleging the criminal justice degrees they award...

Return Of The Debtors' Prison?

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Some Illinois residents struggling to pay off their debt have yet another thing to worry about: getting thrown in jail. As WBEZ reports, creditors...