Madigan Fires Back Over Thompson Center

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Democratic speaker of the Illinois House is upbraiding Gov. Bruce Rauner for comments the governor made about him. Speaker Michael Madigan wrote the Republican a letter Tuesday saying Rauner made “false statements” that Madigan was blocking sale of the state-owned Thompson Center in Chicago. Madigan says Rauner’s comments were “beneath your office.” A Rauner spokeswoman says Madigan is making more excuses for the inaction that has kept the state from having an annual budget.