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Madigans' Summer Blockbuster: Conflicted

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.12.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

In the latest chapter of the Madigan summer blockbuster, House Speaker Michael Madigan revealed to the world that his daughter, Lisa, our attorney general, knew for many moons that her dad had no intention of retiring.

Governor Pat Quinn Didn't Win a Mandate for an Illinois Income Tax Increase

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Social issues won the Illinois gubernatorial election for Quinn. So instead of pushing for a tax increase now, he should spend the next two years cultivating public opinion to produce a genuine mandate. And then go for it.