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John Cullerton

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Court Decision Ends Illinois’ Ban On Carrying Concealed Weapons

via Dave McKinney and Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a divided federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois’ Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry. “The debate is over. We won. And there will be a … Continue reading

Michael Madigan & The High Price Of Political Payback At McCormick Place

via James Ylisela Jr., Crain’s Chicago Business Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan cost taxpayers nearly half-a-billion dollars by blocking repeated efforts to restructure McCormick Place bonds and finance a much-needed second hotel at the convention center, a Crain’s investigation finds. Between 2005 and 2010, Mr. Madigan stopped five refinancing bills, ignoring declining interest rates that would have … Continue reading

Chicago Mayor’s Plan Would Open About Half The City To Speeding Cameras

via Bob Secter, Kristen Mack, and Max Rust, Chicago Tribune Nearly half the city would fall into so-called safety zones where speed cameras sought by Mayor Rahm Emanuel could flag fast drivers for $100 tickets, according to a Tribune analysis of camera legislation in Springfield. Emanuel has framed his plan in narrow terms, pitching it … Continue reading

How A Lobbyist Helps A Bill Become A Law

[Editress’ Note: published for my friend, the remarkable Mr. Michael Cassidy] Is it wise for the City of Rockford to contract with Mike Cassidy and McGuireWoods, the firm for which he works, to lobby on behalf of Rockford in Springfield? The cost is $10,000 a month, and aldermen voted 13 to 1 Monday to pay … Continue reading


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