Even if Illinois state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) used "dirty tricks" to fend off 2016 primary challenger Jason Gonzales, the strategy allegedly employed was not illegal, according to a recent court filing.
A onetime candidate for Chicago's 13th Ward aldermanic seat thinks he knows why a secret FBI raid recently took place at the home of Kevin Quinn, a former top associate to Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan.
House Speaker Michael Madigan used his absolute power over the legislative process to move legislation to the floor on Friday that exchanges Illinois’ constitutionally mandated flat income tax with a progressive tax.
House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) continues to be dogged by growing allegations of bullying and sexual harassment involving senior staffers, the latest episode fingering long-time Chief of Staff Tim Mapes, who resigned when the claims came to light on Wednesday.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker needs to rethink the name of his recently launched "Think Big" bus tour across the state, the Illinois Republican Party suggested in a recent press release.
The Illinois Republican Party took a shot at Democratic candidates for governor on Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair, suggesting in a release that the rival party should change the name of the day.
After a bipartisan meeting with legislative leaders on Sunday night, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) described Gov. Bruce Rauner's demands for a property tax freeze another way the governor is pushing his agenda ahead of the real needs of Illinoisans.
House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) has spent nearly $170,000 in campaign funds on baseball tickets, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which Illinois Policy Institute staffer Joe Kaiser finds strange since Madigan has been less than a fair-weather fan of major league sports in the city.
For better or worse, Chicago informed former President Barack Obama at least as much as Obama informed Chicago, a communications director for a Chicago-area political group said during a radio broadcast.
The Illinois Republican Party has added venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker to its BossMadigan.com website, which lists lawmakers and other stakeholders who support House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
Republicans say that, in Illinois, there exists a democracy of one — Mike Madigan, to be exact — with the longtime House speaker managing affairs as if the state were a dictatorship rather than a system of egalitarianism.
In a public statement, state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) recently said term limits would be one way to help bridge the gap with GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner on his calls for reform and possibly help end the budget impasse -- a rare departure from the usual Democratic Party protocols in the General Assembly.
Several Illinois legislators have responded to the House’s latest capitulation to longtime Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago), decrying the body’s utter lack of independence or apparent motivation to value representation of home jurisdictions over the speaker’s sway.