Illinois House Speaker Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Steps Back As Partner In Law FirmWelch was elected earlier this month by the House to replace fellow Democrat Michael Madigan after Madigan was implicated in an ongoing bribery investigation.
Rep. Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Elected Illinois House Speaker, Taking Gavel From Embattled Michael MadiganSources told CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov that Welch has secured the necessary votes from House Democrats to win the speakership when the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in Wednesday afternoon.
Rep. Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Emerges As Frontrunner To Replace Speaker Michael MadiganWelch joined the race for Speaker on Monday after Madigan suspended his own campaign and challenged the House Democratic Caucus to "work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for Speaker.”
Committee Investigating Speaker Madigan's Ties To ComEd Bribery Scandal Won't Meet Again Until After Election“The committee will meet again in person on November 5 in Springfield – without the backdrop of a political campaign," said Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D-Hillside).
Republicans On Illinois House Panel Investigating Madigan Want To Subpoena Speaker; But Democratic Chair Pushes Back"Speaker Madigan needs to come forward and testify,” Illinois State Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) said.
Democrats, Republicans On House Committee Investigating Madigan Send Competing Letters To Feds On Limits For HearingsLawmakers from both parties agreed to consult with U.S. Attorney John Lausch to make sure their probe won’t interfere with the criminal investigation of ComEd.
Illinois House Panel Investigating Possible Disciplinary Action Against Speaker Madigan Will Consult With Feds Before Calling WitnessesThe House Special Investigating Committee held its first hearing Thursday in Springfield as lawmakers on the panel consider whether to recommend Madigan face any political sanctions over his dealings with ComEd, which has been charged with a years-long bribery scheme.
NCAA Moves Closer To Letting College Athletes Profit From Use Of Name And Image; Bill Pending In IllinoisThe NCAA is embracing change – moving one step closer to allowing student athletes to earn money off their names, images, and likenesses.
Sexual Harassment Training Begins In SpringfieldHouse Democrats awoke today to a brave new world, marching into a meeting room for their first-ever training on sexual harassment.