Madigan names successor, then reverses course

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Calls on new Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt to step down By Dermot Connolly and Tim Hadac February 23, 2021 Two days after former Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan used his remaining political power to name his successor, he walked back his endorsement, calling on new State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt (D-22nd) to resign. Madigan,…

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JB may have a rough spring ahead

By Rich Miller January 22, 2021 “The legislature is going to be a check on the executive branch,” newly elected House Speaker Chris Welch flatly declared to me during an interview the other day. Welch was responding to a question I posed to him about his Jan. 13 inaugural address, when he asked not-so-rhetorically, “Why…

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Comings & Goings: Andy’s Frozen Custard opens in Palos Heights

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Missouri-based Andy’s Frozen Custard opened the doors without fanfare at 11 a.m. Friday at its Palos Heights location at 12805 S. Harlem Ave. A grand opening may be held in the spring. The Palos Heights location is the chain’s fifth in the south suburbs. The company first moved into the Chicago marketplace in 2011 in…

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Police reform bills spark debate

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Cops will quit in droves, FOP warns By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois and Tim Hadac January 15, 2021 A number of police officers and their supporters pushed back this week against a proposed law that they say will lead to mass retirements of law enforcement officers across the state, especially Chicago. The bill, backed…

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House renovated by Universidad Popular

January 8, 2021 There is something good going on at the corner of 60th and Lawndale. An old house at 3702 W. 60th St. (built in about 1895) had fallen into disrepair and has been renovated. It is now an education center called Universidad Popular. Universidad Popular has a center in Little Village. West Lawn…

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