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Dem Infighting Over Wall Street Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan pushed back against her fellow Democrat, Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.), on Wednesday, sending a letter (PDF) oppos...

Notes on the FCIC Hearings

Mike Konczal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Konczal

So what did we learn from the FCIC hearings? Over the course of two days we learned that the largest bank CEOs don't feel a conflict between their underwriting and their trading process.

Steve Kim, Republican Attorney General Candidate, Taking On Lisa Madigan

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republicans have found a candidate to challenge Lisa Madigan for attorney general. Steve Kim, a Northbrook businessman, declared his candida...

Wall Street's Favorite Democrat Misrepresents Financial Watchdog Elizabeth Warren

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Democratic Congresswoman Melissa Bean is earning the title of Wall Street's favorite Democrat. The leader in the New Democrat Coalition has pocketed almost $2.2 million from the banking and financial services interests.

You're Not the King of Me: Midwest Gen Runs Afoul of the Clean Air Act

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Filing a lawsuit against the folks responsible for filth-spewing, coal-burning relics in Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods.

EPA Sues Power Company Over Six Illinois Coal-Burning Plants

Chicago Tribune | Michael Hawthorne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From the outside, the power plant that towers above Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood looks like a sooty relic from the early part of the last century....

Tom Dart For Senate? Anxious Democrats Reportedly Courting Sheriff To Challenge Kirk

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been a rough week for the Democrats hoping to take over President Obama's former Senate seat from retiring incumbent Roland Burris. First, a Ras...

Quinn Signs Strengthened Open Records Law

State Journal-Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a rewrite of the state's open-records law that will allow courts to fine public bodies that violate it "willfully...

Joe Birkett Drops Bid For Attorney General, Calls Race Against Madigan 'Virtually Unwinnable'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett is dropping his campaign for Illinois Attorney General, saying that a race against incumbent Lisa Madigan w...

Women in Politics Need Womenomics -- And Much, Much More

Sarah Granger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Granger

I recently read the book Womenomics, which focuses on how women can take charge in the workplace and negotiate for intangibles that we need to balance our busy lives.

State Sues Burr Oak As Sheriff Asks Third Party To Run Desecrated Cemetery (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(SCROLL DOWN FOR SLIDESHOW) Saying that his office is overwhelmed having assumed virtual responsibility for managing Burr Oak Cemetery, Cook County S...

Birkett Reconsidering Running Against Madigan For Attorney General

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Attorney General Candidate Joe Birkett appears to be reconsidering his plans following Lisa Madigan's unexpected decision to bypass running...

Joe Birkett Announces Bid For Attorney General (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett is making another bid for Illinois Attorney General. Birkett, a Republican, announced Thursday that he wil...

Cheryle Jackson Taking Step Toward Senate Run

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Urban League chief Cheryle Jackson is forming a U.S. Senate exploratory committee -- the last formal step before actually announcing her candi...

Emanuel On Madigan Senate Run: 'She's The Most Popular Political Figure In Illinois'

STLtoday | Bill Lambrecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel danced (he was a ballet dancer, you know) around a reporter's question at breakfast this morning of whether Ba...

White House: 'The President Is Not Going To Pick A Candidate In The Illinois Senate Race'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

News of a White House meeting between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and President Obama fueled speculation that the administration is trying ...

GOP Hunting Lisa And Michael Madigan's Paper Trail

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[T]he national Republican Party is up to something at City Hall, where it has formally asked dozens of city departments to turn over copies of any com...

Attorney General Lisa Madigan Opens Investigation Into Chicago Parking Meter Deal

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan has opened an investigation into the "transaction and implementation" of Chicago's parking meter privatization ...

Illinois Senate Race: Mark Kirk May Not Run If Lisa Madigan Does

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During the discussion of the 2010 U.S. Senate field on yesterday's edition of Chicago Tonight, anchor Elizabeth Brackett mentioned that she had talked...

The Fear Behind Our Fears of the Formerly Incarcerated

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

In Illinois, when we're talking about ex-offenders, we're really talking about black men. And it's possible that the race of an ex-offender will tell you more about their chances of finding work than their criminal history.

Madigan On Senate Run: Focus On Governor Race, Washington 'Not Appealing'

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan appears to be leaning strongly toward running for governor-- not US Senate....

Lisa Madigan Considering Running For Senate Not Governor: Washington Post

The Fix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is reconsidering the possibility of running for the Senate in 2010, according to several sources familiar with ...

Lisa Madigan Rates Mention As Possible Obama Supreme Court Pick

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dozens of names have surfaced as potential replacements for Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who is retiring at the end of this year's term. The mo...

Mark Kirk Eyes Senate Run, Republican Strong In New Poll

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois GOP congressman Mark Kirk would start off in solid position at winning in the Illinois Senate race, according to a new statewide poll....

Poll: Lisa Madigan Leading In Senate And Governor Races, Burris' Hopes Dim

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though she's yet to form an exploratory committee, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan would be the favorite in the 2010 Democratic primary for gov...