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Why Is John Cullerton Talking About Sunshine, Rainbows and Liking Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Senate President John Cullerton says he likes Illinois. And it's in writing too, so it would be hard for anyone to dispute him on that fact.

Suit Seeks to Bolster Cullerton Bid for DuPage Dem Party Chief

David Ormsby | Posted 02.22.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Budding Democratic power in DuPage County is translating into budding interest and intrigue to control the county party's top job.

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost ‪‎taxpayers‬ $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse.

Speaker Madigan Hides, We Get Left in the Dark

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

In the dark. Sometimes it seems that is just how the politicians, who are supposed to be representing us, want us to remain, right?

Emanuel, Madigan Back State Rep. Kelly Cassidy In Primary Battle

David Ormsby | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A political brawl is in brewing between two high-profile lesbian human rights activists for an Illinois state House seat, a clash which has drawn in Chicago's newly minted mayor and the state's powerful House Speaker.

$30 Million "Mistake" May Cost 20,000 Illinois Residents Mental Health Care Services

David Ormsby | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

It's a $30 million "oops." It's an "oops" that can only be fixed by the Illinois Senate within the next 24 hours. How's that for a political thriller plot? Except it's not a plot line. It's true.

Cardinal George Opposition to Illinois Civil Unions Swept Aside, Illinois House Partially Undoes an Injustice

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In 1996, Illinois and 14 other states approved "Defense of Marriage of Act" laws, but Illinois has now partially undone that injustice.

Governor Pat Quinn's "Open Primary" Push Is Fish Food

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Under current Illinois law, a voter must declare a party affiliation before voting in the primary, which is then recorded as a public record. Pat Quinn's "open primary" plan would change that.