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Stories with person: Michael Madigan
  • A day after the shouting, GOP and Democrats back talking 
    Updated: May-26-16 7:35 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A day after Republicans booed and yelled at Illinois House Democrats for passing their own budget without GOP input, leaders from both parties and the governor resumed talks Thursday on how to end an 11-month budget stalemate.

  • GOP targets Democrats who voted 'yes' on Illinois budget 
    Updated: May-26-16 5:58 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois House Republicans are launching automated phone calls blasting Democrats who voted for a state spending plan they say would lead to a $7 billion budget deficit.

  • Illinois House Democrats defy governor, push own budget story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 9:50 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Amid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without considering any of the pro-business legislation GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner wants as part of a deal to end an historic budget stalemate.

  • Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to Rauner 
    Updated: May-19-16 6:07 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats have approved a measure to fully fund tuition grants for low-income students despite Republican concerns the state can't pay for its promises.

  • Thousands protest Rauner's call to change labor laws 
    Updated: May-18-16 7:20 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's call for changes to collective bargaining policies.

  • Madigan warns Democrats not to 'rest' if Trump is GOP choice 
    Updated: May-09-16 7:33 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' top Democrat said Monday that the party can't rest on its laurels if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president.

  • Correction: Dennis Hastert-Legislation story story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 11:48 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story May 4 about Illinois legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid $3.5 million to silence someone who accused him of sexual abuse. Hastert agreed to pay that amount, but he ultimately paid only $1.7 million and the victim is now suing him to collect the rest.