The governor said he suspects Madigan will pressure Republicans in the House to override his veto, using tactics from last month’s budget stalemate.
Lawmakers are not expected to uphold the changes the governor made with his amendatory veto, but he is pushing for them to just that.
“Given our ethics laws and for your own good, I have to warn you not to email on permitting or zoning issues,” the mayor told one correspondent.
The influential head of Chicago’s Catholic Archdiocese met with Gov. Bruce Rauner about trying to get a tax benefit for contributions to scholarships.
Sneed hears rumbles Cardinal Blase Cupich is quietly testing the waters to raise money to repair the cardinal’s mansion.
Illinois legislators adjourned a second day of a special session on school funding after just minutes.
“It’s because of the mental state of the governor. It’s been the fact, as I said, he’s really had a bad month,” Cullerton told reporters.