Madigan’s rise and fall: From the back of a dump truck to the political driver’s seat — to the side of the road

House Speaker Michael Madigan discusses electric rates legislation during a rare “Committee of the Whole” joint session of the General Assembly in 2007. | Seth Perlman/AP file Among Illinois’ last remaining old-school Machine bosses, Michael Madigan saw an abrupt end

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Prosecutors mull charges for theft of national security information after laptops and documents are stolen in Capitol siege.

Michael R. Sherwin, the U.S. attorney in Washington, said on Sunday that the Justice Department was considering charges for “theft of national security information” after the violent mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday looted laptops, documents and other items

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Most workers at state’s veterans’ homes in no hurry to get coronavirus vaccine 

The Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. | Michael Kipley/Quincy Herald-Whig, distributed by the Associated Press Bridget Dooley, the public information officer for the department, said they’re currently “pulling out all the stops” to encourage staff members to take the vaccine.

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