The subject of political corruption is nothing new to Illinois, but the recent accusations of patronage against House Speaker Michael Madigan made by the former Metra CEO came as a surprise to some, but the even more shocking news came from Madigan's daughter, and attorney general, Lisa Madigan. Her decision to not run for Illinois Governor in 2014 begs the question: Did her father's alleged involvement in the Metra scandal sway her decision? Get the inside scoop on the 2014 governor's race here.
Chicago's three-notch downgrade by Moody's Investors Service became the catalyst for Chicago Public Schools' massive layoffs, totalling to 2,113 employees -- nearly 1,000 of them teachers. This is one more stark reminder that we need a solution to the pension crisis. Speak up and demand a resolution by clicking here.
In case you missed last week's highlights, be sure to check out the slideshow below, from the Capitol to the Windy City, here are my Top Notable Quotables!