House Speaker Mike Madigan http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois House Approves Madigan's Pension Reform Plan http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-approves-madigans-pension-reform-plan <p></p><p>One of the toughest issues facing Illinois lawmakers is moving along in the legislature. The House approved a plan supported by House Speaker Michael Madigan this afternoon. It now moves to the Senate.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 13:42:42 +0000 WNIJ 29278 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois House Approves Madigan's Pension Reform Plan "Fire Madigan" Campaign: Hit or Miss? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/fire-madigan-campaign-hit-or-miss <p></p><p></p><p class="yiv1635272034MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_19_1351500614472_521"><span id="yui_3_7_2_19_1351500614472_520" style="font-size:10.0pt;">The Illinois Republican Party has been trying to tie Democratic candidates to<a href="http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&amp;MemberID=1607" target="_blank"> Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.</a> But at least one former party leader isn't optimistic about that strategy. Former governor Jim Edgar says the "<a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-28/news/ct-met-illinois-republican-national-convention-082-20120828_1_delegate-slots-delegation-chairman-gop-rolls" target="_blank">fire Madigan" campaign</a> is a gimmick.</span> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:13:22 +0000 WNIJ 20490 at http://northernpublicradio.org "Fire Madigan" Campaign: Hit or Miss? Sweeping pension changes go to the House floor http://northernpublicradio.org/post/sweeping-pension-changes-go-house-floor <p>State and university employees and public school teachers will have to accept lower cost-of-living adjustments in retirement or see future pay increases not count toward pensions under&nbsp; sweeping changes to the state pension system approved this morning by an Illinois House committee</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 17:24:53 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 12466 at http://northernpublicradio.org Sweeping pension changes go to the House floor