Could Republicans and some Democrats actually plot to dethrone longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan?
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.
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.
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.
The year-and-a-half fight that Democrats have waged against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “turnaround” agenda has coalesced nearly all of Illinois’ labor movement behind the Democratic Party, and nowhere is that more evident than in Philadelphia this week.
The state of Illinois is a mere days away from passing the one-year mark without a state budget in place. Could there be a deal reached during a special session scheduled for Wednesday?
Lawmakers were supposed to be in Springfield on Wednesday, but House Speaker Michael Madigan canceled the session in spite of his pledge to work through the summer.
Amid the war of words between Gov. Bruce Rauner, legislative leaders and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is there any progress on a budget or school funding to ensure that public schools can open in the fall?
Illinois is about to enter a staggering second year without an agreed-upon state budget. We talk with lawmakers about what happens next.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner blasts Democrats for failing to pass a budget before the end of the spring legislative session. Where does Illinois go from here?
It’s the final day of the spring session for the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, and despite maneuvering on all sides to float a solution, the state still does not have a budget. But that doesn’t mean it’s over.
Democrats propose a budget that includes hundreds of millions more for Chicago Public Schools. The latest from a heated day in Springfield.