Lisa Madigan http://wuis.org en Top Republicans Propose Term Limits For Governor, Other Executive Officers http://wuis.org/post/top-republicans-propose-term-limits-governor-other-executive-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Two of Illinois' top Republicans want to limit how long someone can stay on as governor of Illinois. But they only have about two weeks to get the proposed constitutional amendment through the General Assembly.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:17:36 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23659 at http://wuis.org Top Republicans Propose Term Limits For Governor, Other Executive Officers 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