Illinois State Senators http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32761/all en Democrats offer bill to curb Big Oil's U.S. tax benefits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/democrats-offer-bill-curb-big-oils-us-tax-benefits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Dixon</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill to eliminate billions of dollars in tax benefits enjoyed by big oil and gas companies, one day after President Barack Obama renewed his call for plugging tax loopholes in his State of the Union address.</p> <p>Obama and fellow Democrats for years have targeted oil and gas tax breaks, a move that Republicans and some Democrats from oil-producing states fiercely oppose.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/democrats-offer-bill-curb-big-oils-us-tax-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Illinois State Senators United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:45:03 +0000 5755195 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama slams US Senate 'minority' for blocking gun reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/obama-slams-us-senate-minority-blocking-gun-reform-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An defiant and angry President Barack Obama Wednesday said the defeat of gun reforms in the US Senate was "shameful," accused senators of caving to the gun lobby, and promised to fight on.</p> <p>A deeply emotional Obama -- in unusually direct language, and surrounded by relatives of gun victims including some of the 20 kids gunned down in the Newtown massacre -- accused the firearms lobby of lying to doom reforms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/obama-slams-us-senate-minority-blocking-gun-reform-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Environment Health Illinois State Senators Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:30:44 +0000 5818816 at http://www.globalpost.com Illinois Senate defeats sweeping pension reform bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/illinois-senate-defeats-sweeping-pension-reform-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly defeated a sweeping reform of the state's sinking public pension system, leaving scant time for maneuvering with the Democrat-controlled legislature set to adjourn late on Friday.</p> <p>Senators voted 16-42 against the measure, which was approved by the House of Representatives this month. The bill was championed by House Speaker Michael Madigan as the best way to curb Illinois' nearly $100 billion unfunded pension liability.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/illinois-senate-defeats-sweeping-pension-reform-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Illinois Illinois State Senators John Cullerton Labor Law Senate Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 May 2013 04:46:52 +0000 5849223 at http://www.globalpost.com Illinois governor faces challenge from former Obama Chief of Staff Daley http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/illinois-governor-faces-challenge-former-obama-chief-staff-dale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mary Wisniewski</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, the son and brother of former mayors of Chicago, announced on Tuesday he is exploring a challenge to Governor Pat Quinn in the 2014 Democratic primary.</p> <p>The news could get even worse for Quinn as Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan, daughter of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, has said she also is considering challenging Quinn.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/illinois-governor-faces-challenge-former-obama-chief-staff-dale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Daley family Environment Health Illinois Illinois State Senators Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:34:34 +0000 5855253 at http://www.globalpost.com Illinois pension fix headed to legislative conference committee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/illinois-pension-fix-headed-legislative-conference-committee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seeking to break a weeks-long impasse in efforts to fix the state's woefully underfunded pension system, Illinois will turn to a rarely used legislative conference committee in hopes of reaching a compromise solution, Governor Pat Quinn's office said on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/illinois-pension-fix-headed-legislative-conference-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Employment compensation Health Illinois Illinois State Senators Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:00:44 +0000 5860531 at http://www.globalpost.com Illinois governor suspends legislator pay over pension impasse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130710/illinois-governor-suspends-legislator-pay-over-pension-impasse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - The fight over fixing Illinois' pension liability has come down to this: Unable to forge a plan to solve the state's $100 billion pension underfunding, the governor is suspending legislators' $68,000-a-year paychecks.</p> <p>Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday used his line-item veto to eliminate salaries for state lawmakers from the fiscal 2014 budget. If the salaries indeed are cut, the move saves the state $1.15 million a month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130710/illinois-governor-suspends-legislator-pay-over-pension-impasse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Illinois Illinois State Senators Michael Madigan Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:02:42 +0000 5880946 at http://www.globalpost.com Citing conflicts, Illinois attorney general passes on governor bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/citing-conflicts-illinois-attorney-general-passes-governor-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg McCune</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said on Monday she would not run for governor because her father is the speaker of the state House of Representatives and the state "would not be well served" with the same family controlling top positions of government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/citing-conflicts-illinois-attorney-general-passes-governor-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Illinois Illinois State Senators Labor Law Michael Madigan Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:09:32 +0000 5884816 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Obama Chief of Staff officially runs for Illinois governor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/former-obama-chief-staff-officially-runs-illinois-governor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, the son and brother of former mayors of Chicago, formally announced on Tuesday he is running for governor of Illinois in 2014.</p> <p>Daley had said on June 11 he was exploring a bid.</p> <p>"I'm committed to running for governor, there is no exploratory piece of this anymore," Daley said in a video posted by his campaign on Tuesday.</p> <p>The announcement sets the stage for a fight for the Democratic nomination for governor between Daley and Governor Pat Quinn.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/former-obama-chief-staff-officially-runs-illinois-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Daley family Environment Health Illinois Illinois State Senators Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:05:46 +0000 5898023 at http://www.globalpost.com Illinois legislative leaders sue governor over veto of lawmakers' pay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/illinois-legislative-leaders-sue-governor-over-pay-veto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Democratic heads of the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging Governor Pat Quinn's veto of lawmakers' pay during a legislative impasse over pension reform.</p> <p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and state Senate President John Cullerton said in a letter to fellow lawmakers that the purpose of the litigation "is to protect the independence of the legislature and preserve the separation of powers."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/illinois-legislative-leaders-sue-governor-over-pay-veto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Illinois Illinois Illinois State Senators Thomson Reuters Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:38:01 +0000 5898206 at http://www.globalpost.com Illinois legislative leaders sue governor over pay veto http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130731/illinois-legislative-leaders-sue-governor-over-pay-veto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - The leaders of the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging Governor Pat Quinn's veto of lawmakers' pay during a legislative impasse over pension reform.</p> <p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both Democrats, said in a letter to fellow lawmakers that the purpose of the litigation "is to protect the independence of the legislature and preserve the separation of powers."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130731/illinois-legislative-leaders-sue-governor-over-pay-veto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of Illinois Illinois Illinois State Senators Thomson Reuters Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:04:19 +0000 5899214 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Obama chief of staff drops out of race for Illinois governor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/former-obama-chief-staff-drops-out-race-illinois-governor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brendan O'Brien</p> <p>(Reuters) - Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, the son and brother of former mayors of Chicago, announced on Monday he is dropping out of the race for Illinois governor in 2014, according to a spokesman for his campaign.</p> <p>The 65-year-old Democrat, who has served on two presidential administrations, was not ready for the "enormity" of his first bid for political office, said Peter Giangreco, a spokesman for his campaign.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/former-obama-chief-staff-drops-out-race-illinois-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Daley family Environment Health Illinois Illinois State Senators Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:52:15 +0000 5935734 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: No answers for Chicago's pension ills as mayor prepares budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131022/analysis-no-answers-chicagos-pension-ills-mayor-prepares-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Greising and Karen Pierog</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - When Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers Chicago's 2014 budget address on Wednesday, he will lay out plans for tackling a $340 million deficit, but a bigger problem barreling down on the city will have to wait - a state-mandated jump of about $600 million in pension payments starting in 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131022/analysis-no-answers-chicagos-pension-ills-mayor-prepares-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Employment compensation Illinois Illinois State Senators Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:46:58 +0000 5967985 at http://www.globalpost.com Nephew of Chicago's Daley pleads guilty to causing 2004 death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140131/nephew-chicagos-daley-pleads-guilty-causing-2004-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mary Wisniewski</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Friday for causing the 2004 death of a suburban Chicago man during a drunken fight, according to the prosecutor.</p> <p>The case sparked controversy in the nation's third-largest city because of a long-running Chicago Sun-Times investigation into why Richard J. Vanecko was not charged when he threw a punch that took the life of David Koschman, 21.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140131/nephew-chicagos-daley-pleads-guilty-causing-2004-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Daley family Environment Health Illinois Illinois State Senators Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:03:04 +0000 6058613 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Chicago Mayor Daley leaves hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140208/former-chicago-mayor-daley-leave-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Richard M. Daley, mayor of Chicago from 1989 to 2011, was discharged from a Chicago hospital on Saturday after being admitted into the intensive care unit a week ago, a hospital spokeswoman said.</p> <p>Daley was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital last Friday after becoming ill following the return from a business trip to Arizona.</p> <p>He walked out of the hospital around noon, a hospital spokeswoman said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140208/former-chicago-mayor-daley-leave-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daley family Illinois Illinois State Senators Richard M. Daley Thomson Reuters Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:31:41 +0000 6065206 at http://www.globalpost.com Republicans see chance to seize Illinois governor's seat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140307/republicans-see-chance-seize-illinois-governors-seat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mary Wisniewski and Edith Honan</p> <p>(Reuters) - Illinois, the longtime home of President Barack Obama, has chosen Democrats for president in every election since 1992 and for governor since 2002. But this year Republicans, finding a weak incumbent in Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, see an opening.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140307/republicans-see-chance-seize-illinois-governors-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bruce Rauner Business Environment Government of Illinois Health Human Interest Illinois Illinois State Senators Labor Law Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:57:45 +0000 6089477 at http://www.globalpost.com