Defiant Madigan Plans To Run For Speaker Again, Claiming 'Significant' Support, Despite Increasing Calls To ResignAt least 18 House Democrats have said they won't back another term for Madigan when the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in after the new year.
Pritzker Calls On Madigan To 'Answer Every Last Question' About ComEd Bribery Scandal After New Indictments Tied To SpeakerIn the wake of a fresh round of indictments in the ComEd bribery scandal linked to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday repeated his demand that Madigan come forward to answer questions about the case, or step aside from his leadership position.
Illinois General Assembly Cancels Veto Session Over COVID-19 ConcernsAmid a resurgence of the pandemic that has seen Illinois set new daily COVID-19 case records several times in the past few weeks, state lawmakers have canceled plans for the upcoming veto session before and after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Pritzker Says Madigan Should Leave As Head Of Illinois Democratic PartyPritzker said he agrees with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin that Republicans were able to use the controversies recently swirling around Madigan to their advantage on Election Day
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).
State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit To Challenge Michael Madigan For Illinois House SpeakerKifowit was one of the first Democrats in the Illinois House to demand Madigan resign as speaker, after he was implicated in the ComEd bribery scandal.
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.
Ex-ComEd Executive Fidel Marquez Pleads Guilty To Bribery Scheme Tied To Illinois House Speaker Michael MadiganMarquez, who is cooperating with the federal investigation of ComEd’s lobbying practices, pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit bribery.
Speaker Madigan Declines To Testify At House Investigating Committee Hearing On ComEd Bribery CaseThe speaker stressed that his decision not to appear before the committee does not mean he is invoking his Fifth Amendment rights, and again insisted he has done nothing wrong.
Feds Set Ground Rules For Illinois House Panel Investigating Speaker Madigan's Ties To ComEd Bribery CaseU.S. Attorney John Lausch has given the go-ahead for the Illinois House committee investigating Speaker Michael Madigan to call witnesses and seek documents related to the ComEd bribery case, with some limits.
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.
Illinois House Forms Special Investigative Committee To Probe Speaker Mike Madigan’s Role In ComEd ScandalRepublicans and some Democrats have called on Madigan to step down after federal prosecutors named him by title in a criminal investigation in which ComEd acknowledges engaging in bribery in the Capitol.
Six Chicago Aldermen Urge Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan To Resign As ComEd Pleads Not Guilty In Bribery ScandalFirst-term Alds. Daniel LaSpata (1st), Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez (33rd), Andre Vasquez (40th), Matt Martin (47th), and Maria Hadden (49th) are the first members of the Chicago City Council to call for Madigan to step down.
Madigan: 'No Plans To Resign' As Several Democratic Women Seek His Ouster Over ComEd Bribery ScandalComEd has acknowledged it used bribes in Springfield to get legislation favorable to the utility giant and, and court documents say the scheme involved the speaker of the House, without naming the 78-year-old Madigan.