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Democratic leaders push for income-tax compromise in Springfield

Jan 5, 2011 11:24:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Madigan visits state Senate floor to press for tax hike

— House Speaker Michael Madigan took the rare step Wednesday of walking the floor of the Senate to garner support for a major income-tax increase, a move some Democratic lawmakers hope will lead to a compromise as a lame-duck session draws to a close.