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Madigan suspends campaign for Illinois House speaker

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is suspending his campaign for speaker, but hasn't withdrawn. In a statement released Monday morning, Madigan, D-Chicago, announced the decision. “This is not a withdrawal,”…

Illinois Senate committee tackles prison reform

SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate Criminal law Committee and Special Committee on Public Safety held a joint hearing Tuesday, calling on experts to provide evidence-based recommendations for enhancing public safety and making prisons more…