Over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune's editorial board urged readers, particularly those voters in state districts where Democratic state legislators face strong Republican challengers, to break off their long relationship with House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
“He’s been called the ‘King of Illinois’ and is considered more powerful than the governor,” begins the documentary about longtime Speaker of the House Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), now available for viewing online.
While online campaigning and phone polling are changing the way elections happen, Democrats in Springfield may find themselves in an unfamiliar position if they should win a super-majority next week, a Chicago-area political reporter said during a radio interview.
Illinois taxpayers need to send a clear message to the General Assembly to work with the governor and tackle the state's trillions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities, the president of a government advisory group said during a recent radio interview.
On Tuesday, voters in Illinois will vote on a constitutional amendment aimed at locking away transportation funds and preventing those funds from being spent for other purposes -- a measure that has opponents.