John Cullerton

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek That letter? The amendment it mentions, House Joint Resolution Constitutional
"If protesting solved problems, Illinois wouldn't have any problems."
Events this week in state politics inspired us to begin promotion of two Twitter hashtags: #doyourjob and #ilbudgetnow. We
It all sounds confusing, but it's not that complicated. The kidnap victim this time is K-12 education funding, and the big
After Democrats in the House were unable to override Rauner's higher education veto on Wednesday, Madigan announced a new
What does it mean for a public university to operate without a cent of state funding? It is a violation of the fundamental
Unfortunately, the atmosphere in Springfield at the moment has reached such a toxic state that sensible compromises crafted
"This is ridiculous. Us as business owners we know," said Miceli. "We need to talk, we need to negotiate, we need to move
[...] a major factor driving increasing costs is the constant expansion of university administration. According to the Department
Munger, a Lincolnshire Republican appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner to the job overseeing the state's checkbook, tried again
In 2011, with the state reeling from campaign finance abuses exposed in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, Illinois enacted its
On this week's "Only in Illinois," we explain how party leaders can wage very expensive proxy wars as they pass large sums into the campaign funds of candidates they support.
When we last checked the finances of the biggest Illinois political committees two months ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Republicans he supports appeared poised to enjoy a huge fundraising advantage over their Democratic counterparts in 2016 Illinois General Assembly races.
Remember pensions? It's been exactly seven months since the Illinois Supreme Court told us, unanimously, that the state cannot force changes to pension benefits on public employees and retirees.
Here are my Top 5 thoughts on what we gained from Tuesday's exercise. Durkin opened his speech with what sounded like a subtle
A coalition of business groups from the greater Chicago area this week sent a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly pleading with them to get a state budget passed and bring some stability back to the Illinois economy:
You can read the rest of Doubek's opinion here. NEXT ARTICLE: Business groups tell Rauner, Democrats that their inaction
We're within three weeks of candidate filings for the March 2016 primary. As of today, Rauner's campaign fund contains $19.6
"You're looking for hope? This will be a short conversation!" Yepsen adds, "To be effective, you've got to be civil." Communicate
NEXT ARTICLE: Public meeting on Illinois state budget a break in the stalemate or invitation to grandstand? "After more than