House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’ll be a candidate for re-election come January.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said taxpayers “don’t deserve a political circus” on Thursday when he gave powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan a choice: Answer questions about a federal bribery investigation which implicates him, or give up the gavel after three decades of iron-grip control.
Four people, including an associate of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges they orchestrated a bribery scheme with Commonwealth Edison.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday said that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan should step down as chairman of the state Democratic Party, agreeing with the state’s senior U.S. senator that the longtime political powerbroker’s implication in a federal bribery investigation hurt Democrats in Tuesday’s elections.
The Democratic chairman of an Illinois House committee investigating alleged misconduct by Speaker Michael Madigan has postponed further hearings until after the election.
Democratic state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit joins Good Day Chicago to talk about her decisions to challenge longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Republican members of a committee investigating influence-peddling at the state Capitol insisted Thursday that subpoenas be issued to reluctant witnesses they want to question, including House Speaker Michael Madigan, the focus of the probe.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, in Friday letter, said he won’t testify before a special committee looking into his conduct in connection with a utility’s alleged bribery scheme designed to curry favor with the Democrat.
The U.S. attorney investigating a state government bribery scandal that implicates the longtime House speaker on Thursday OK’d a separate probe by a House committee, but Democrats and Republicans don’t agree one how far it can go.
The top Republican in the Illinois House filed a breach of public trust charge Thursday against Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan, the longest-serving legislative leader in U.S. history, as a special committee began investigating Madigan’s alleged role in a decade-long bribery scheme at the state Capitol.
An Illinois House panel convened at the request of Republicans will investigate Speaker Michael Madigan, a long-serving Democrat who has been implicated in a federal bribery investigation, legislative leaders announced Wednesday.
A Springfield Park Board member is proposing a name change for the city’s Douglas Park, named for the legendary U.S. senator from Illinois, Stephen Douglas, whom research has shown profited from slavery.
State Sen. Iris Martinez, a respected and influential state and national Democratic Party leader, on Thursday joined a burgeoning group of Democratic lawmakers — all women — calling for Michael Madigan to relinquish his decades-long grip on Illinois politics by resigning as party leader, House speaker, or both after he was implicated in a federal bribery investigation.
Top executives of Exelon/ComEd claimed Wednesday that the giant utility’s long-running bribery scheme did little damage to consumers.
When federal prosecutors unveil a bribery scheme in the state Capitol that points a finger at the House speaker, and the speaker has been in charge for 3 1/2 decades, it’s natural that some would turn to a popular but contentious solution: Term limits.
Federal prosecutors recently answered the question about whether Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, the nation’s longest serving statehouse speaker, is a subject of a criminal investigation into influence peddling to benefit an energy utility. He is.
Members of the Illinois House of Representatives’ progressive caucus said Monday longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan must resign if allegations of a bribery scheme involving utility ComEd are true.
ComEd will pay $200 million to end a federal criminal investigation into a years-long bribery scheme, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
House Speaker Michael Madigan called Thursday for the removal of Stephen Douglas imagery from the Capitol, citing the late U.S. senator’s “disturbing past as a Mississippi slave owner” and “abhorrent words toward people of color.”
Illinois Senate Democrats have sought more than $41 billion from the federal government in the next coronavirus relief plan, including $10 billion for a pension fund bailout.