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The public exposure of a capitol culture rife with groping, lewd jokes and other forms of sexual harassment has legislation intended to help eliminate the behavior on the fast track.

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After days of meetings and months of debate, an agreement has been reached on education funding reform in Springfield. What we know about the deal.

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The end of the fiscal year is a week from Friday. Is Illinois any closer to getting a budget passed by that deadline?

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The 10-day special session called by Gov. Bruce Rauner got off to a slow start Wednesday, with legislators spending none of their short time on the House and Senate floors debating material fiscal matters. 

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for a special 10-day legislative session. It will run from Wednesday to the end of the month. 

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The ringleaders of Illinois’ partisan impasse – Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan – met Thursday morning for the first time since before Christmas.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Republican Party have spent months and millions trying to frame Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan as a master puppeteer, but Rauner appears to be dragging himself down at the same time.

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The longtime speaker announced Thursday he has appointed a dozen House Democrats to address unanswered questions in the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission’s final report and draw up equitable school funding reform legislation.

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Reuters reporter Dave McKinney takes an in-depth look at House Speaker Michael Madigan's role in Illinois' budget woes.

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Michael Madigan wins an unprecedented 17th term as Illinois House Speaker, and the Republican Party is already undermining its own calls for bipartisanship.  

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Could Republicans and some Democrats actually plot to dethrone longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan?

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House Speaker Michael Madigan cancels a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner. Is Springfield back to business as usual as lawmakers get set for the fall veto session?

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Despite massive amounts of campaign contributions that poured into state House and Senate races this year, Republicans don’t appear to have significantly shifted the balance of power in the Illinois General Assembly. 

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A new documentary about Michael Madigan is playing now in select theaters. What it reveals about the powerful House speaker, and who is behind it.

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The effort to take on powerful interests like House Speaker Michael Madigan and end partisan legislative map drawing may yet have life. Find out what the Independent Maps group plans to do.

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The Illinois Supreme Court late Thursday evening ruled that the question of map drawing cannot appear before voters on the November ballot. The process will remain in the hands of state power brokers like House Speaker Michael Madigan.