July 19, 2013

Madigan Invites Probe Into Metra Involvement

The latest person to call for an investigation into Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s dealings with Metra rail agency - is House Speaker Michael Madigan.


Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr
(Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
July 18, 2013

Detroit Files For Bankruptcy

The city of Detroit has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, seeking from creditors and unions owed some $18.5 billion in debt and liabilities.


Lisa Madigan
(Seth Perlman/AP)
July 17, 2013

Madigan Won’t Discuss Dad’s Role in 2014 Decision

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is declining to discuss what conversations, if any, she had with her politically powerful father before deciding not to run for Illinois governor.


July 17, 2013

Ousted Metra CEO Describes Rough Illinois Politics

A former California transit executive tapped to clean up Chicago's scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency says he was pushed out for doing exactly that and resisting pressure from Illinois politicians.


Mitch Daniels
(Indiana Public Media)
July 17, 2013

Former Indiana Gov. Denies Trying To Censor Universities

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana's governor and is criticizing an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by antiwar activist Howard Zinn.


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