The longtime chief of staff to former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan pleaded not guilty Friday to lying under oath to a federal grand jury that was investigating a bribery scheme involving electric utility Commonwealth Edison.
Former Madigan chief of staff Timothy Mapes is accused of attempting to obstruct justice. Prosecutors say he lied under oath to the federal grand jury investigating the ComEd bribery case.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday in a case involving former Illinois House speaker Michael Madigan that it doesn’t have the authority to penalize a politician for unethical actions voters tolerate.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly has been elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois.
Kodatt informed the Comptroller’s office by email Friday that, “In the spirit of good governance and in the best interest of the people of the state of Illinois I decline the one month salary to which I am entitled by law.”
A successor to state Rep. Michael Madigan was chosen Thursday for the second time in four days.
The hand-picked successor to former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s seat abruptly resigned Wednesday, under pressure from his sponsors who accused him of unspecified "questionable conduct."
At least three women are vying to lead Illinois’ Democratic Party, after the resignation of longtime chairman Mike Madigan.
Thom Serafin from Serafin & Associates talks about former state House Speaker Michael Madigan resigning from his post as chairman of the 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.
Democratic leaders on Sunday chose a 26-year-old constituent services employee to fill the Chicago-area Illinois House seat left vacant by former House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat who set much of Illinois’ political agenda as House speaker for four decades before his ouster last month, resigned his seat in the Legislature on Thursday.
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.
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.
West suburban State Representative Chris Welch is emerging as a front-runner in the contest to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.
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.
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.
Many Illinois politicians released statements following chaos and riots that erupted at the U.S. Capitol.
An Illinois House committee on Monday ended its consideration of a breach of trust claim against House Speaker Michael Madigan, voting down further proceedings that could have led to discipline against the powerful Chicago Democrat.
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.