Lisa Madigan http://wuis.org en Voices In The News 2013 http://wuis.org/post/voices-news-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we get ready to welcome 2014, we thought we’d take a few minutes to reflect on some of the voices in the news this past year in Illinois state politics and government. People in the Capitol were busy with same-sex marriage, medical marijuana, and dozens of other issues. What follows are a few of the more memorable moments.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:43:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 16041 at http://wuis.org Voices In The News 2013 Blagojevich's Arrest Anniversary: Reason To Celebrate? http://wuis.org/post/blagojevichs-arrest-anniversary-reason-celebrate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It's been five years to the day since FBI agents arrived at then Governor Rod Blagojevich's house to arrest him on charges of corruption. Blagojevich is serving a 14-year prison sentence, and for most Illinois politicians it's good riddance. Amanda Vinicky reports.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Fresh off the General Assembly's passing a law to overhaul the state's pensions, I had the chance to catch up with House Speaker Michael Madigan:</p><p>VINICKY: "It's the five year anniversary of Blagojevich's arrest coming up ... any reaction, any ...</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:15:41 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14574 at http://wuis.org Blagojevich's Arrest Anniversary: Reason To Celebrate? JPMorgan Chase To Pay Illinois Pension Funds $100 Million http://wuis.org/post/jpmorgan-chase-pay-illinois-pension-funds-100-million <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bank JPMorgan Chase will pay Illinois' pension funds $100 million under a </span><a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-ag-1237.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">national settlement</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced Tuesday. The payment is a result of the bank's misconduct leading up to the Great Recession.</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:25:32 +0000 Brian Mackey 13403 at http://wuis.org JPMorgan Chase To Pay Illinois Pension Funds $100 Million Daley Drops Out Of Governor's Race http://wuis.org/post/daley-drops-out-governors-race <p>Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will not run for Illinois governor after all. His campaign spokesman says Daley will explain more at a press conference in Chicago Tuesday morning.</p><p></p><p>Daley has flirted with running for office before, only to back out.</p><p>This time, he insisted he was in it for keeps. In a campaign video about two months ago, Daley said "I'm committed to running for governor. There is no exploratory piece in this anymore."</p><p>But Daley's campaign confirmed Monday night that he's dropping out of the race.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8992 at http://wuis.org Daley Drops Out Of Governor's Race Marine To Challenge Lisa Madigan http://wuis.org/post/marine-challenge-lisa-madigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Lisa Madigan beat her last opponent by </span><a href="http://elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?ElectionType=GE&amp;ElectionID=29&amp;SearchType=OfficeSearch&amp;OfficeID=5332&amp;QueryType=Office&amp;" style="line-height: 1.5;">more than a million votes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:00:07 +0000 Brian Mackey 8986 at http://wuis.org Marine To Challenge Lisa Madigan Madigan Talks On Lawmaker Pay Dispute http://wuis.org/post/madigan-talks-lawmaker-pay-dispute <p>House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's disappointed a judge has delayed ruling on the legislator salary lawsuit. &nbsp;<br>Gov. Pat Quinn used veto powers last month to suspend pay because of inaction on pensions. Then Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued, claiming a misuse of power. &nbsp;<br>A Cook County judge will hear arguments Sept. 18, meaning lawmakers could miss another paycheck. &nbsp;<br>Madigan told reporters Wednesday before a closed-door speech that voting to override Quinn is still a possibility. That's according to Chicago's WLS-TV. &nbsp; Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:42:51 +0000 Associated Press 6928 at http://wuis.org Madigan Talks On Lawmaker Pay Dispute Quinn Suddenly Ready To Talk Politics, Disses Daley http://wuis.org/post/quinn-suddenly-ready-talk-politics-disses-daley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Attorney General Lisa Madigan out of the race for Governor, &nbsp;incumbent Pat Quinn turned his focus to another potential opponent, &nbsp;Bill Daley. &nbsp;It'</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s an early indication of the campaign to come.</span></p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5850 at http://wuis.org Quinn Suddenly Ready To Talk Politics, Disses Daley Lisa Madigan Not Running For Governor http://wuis.org/post/lisa-madigan-not-running-governor <p>After months of speculation that Gov. Pat Quinn would face a primary challenge from Lisa Madigan, the Attorney General announced Monday she would not run for governor.</p><p>Madigan says she will seek a fourth term instead of challenging Quinn for the Democratic nomination.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:15:43 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5793 at http://wuis.org Lisa Madigan Not Running For Governor Court Gives AG More Time For Concealed Carry Appeal http://wuis.org/post/court-gives-ag-more-time-concealed-carry-appeal <p>The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois’ attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.</p><p>Attorney General Lisa Madigan now has until June 24 to ask the high court to hear the case.</p><p>The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals found Illinois’ prohibition on the carrying of concealed firearms unconstitutional in December.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 17:41:18 +0000 Associated Press 2137 at http://wuis.org Court Gives AG More Time For Concealed Carry Appeal