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Calumet alderman, state rep sues to force city to turn over phone records of mayor, political rival

Scott Holland Jan. 30, 2017, 4:28pm

A Calumet City alderman and state lawmaker at odds with Calumet's mayor has sued the city over a Freedom of Information Act disputes, involving, in part, his demand to see the mayor's phone records and text messages.

Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto, but similar legislation could follow

S. Laney Griffo Dec. 14, 2016, 7:20pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would automatically register voters across Illinois has held up in the General Assembly, leaving unclear whether such a bill can secure enough votes to become law amid the current political environment.

Madigan comes up short on SB 1229 override

Hilary Gowins Yelvington Sep. 8, 2015, 6:42am

House Speaker Mike Madigan said on multiple occasions he had the votes to override the governor’s veto.