Madigan resigns as Chairman of Illinois Democratic Party

Michael Madigan, the Chicago Democrat who for decades led the Illinois House of Representatives before recently resigning the Legislature amid an ongoing federal probe that implicated him in a long-running bribery scheme, quit Monday as state party chairman.

GOP mocks House Dems: Meet the new rules, same as old ones

Majority Democrats in the Illinois House adopted procedural rules on Wednesday that the GOP complained are nearly identical to the suppressive ones they labored under in the decades-long rule of former Speaker Michael Madigan.

Welch becomes first Black Illinois House speaker, replacing Madigan

The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history, picking Democratic Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch for the job and pushing aside Michael Madigan after he was implicated in an ongoing bribery investigation.

House Speaker Mike Madigan 'suspends' campaign for retention

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday he would suspend his campaign for a 19th term in the leadership post amid fading support from fellow Democrats, largely because of a federal bribery investigation that’s implicated him.

Madigan fight for gavel recalls 1975 Illinois speaker vote

The previously unimaginable showdown looming over leadership of the Illinois House of Representatives, occasioned by scandal around the once-invincible Speaker Michael Madigan, recalls a drawn-out debacle 45 years ago that burned through two weeks and 93 votes before lawmakers settled on a surprise compromise.

Madigan's friend, 3 others enter bribery case pleas

Four people, including a close friend of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, entered not guilty pleas Wednesday in a federal bribery case alleging a scheme with the state’s largest utility in which they provided do-nothing jobs to Madigan loyalists in exchange for the speaker’s help with legislation.