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.
Customers File Class Action Lawsuit Against ComEd In Wake Of Bribery SchemeThe company has admitted attempting to influence legislation regarding the regulatory process that determines the rates it is allowed to charge customers for electricity.
Bribery Scheme Implicating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Revives Term Limits TalkRep. Tim Butler, a Springfield Republican, has proposed a constitutional amendment, with some key Democratic backing, to limit legislative leaders to eight years in one leadership position and 12 in two.
Feds' ComEd Bribery Case Implicates Mike Madigan; Speaker's Office Subpoenaed; Governor Says Madigan 'Must Resign' If Allegations Are TrueFollowing months of speculation about a wide-ranging investigation, federal prosecutors have charged ComEd with a yearslong bribery scheme that implicates Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his associates.
Speaker Michael Madigan Calls For Removal Of Stephen Douglas Portrait, Statue From Illinois State Capitol“Memorializing people and a time that allowed slavery and fostered bigotry and oppression has no place in the Illinois House," Madigan said.
Illinois Lawmakers To Return To Springfield Next Week To Debate Budget, Legislation To Address COVID-19 CrisisBoth the Illinois House and Illinois Senate will hold session from May 20 through May 22.
Ex-State Rep. Luis Arroyo Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery ChargesArroyo was arrested in October for bribing an Illinois state senator, in return for the senator's support of sweepstakes-related legislation.
Former Democratic Campaign Staffer Alaina Hampton Settles Lawsuit Against Speaker Michael Madigan's Political CommitteesThe lawsuit Hampton filed in March 2018 alleged that she was hindered from advancing in the speaker’s organization after alleging sexual harassment by a top Madigan lieutenant, Kevin Quinn.
Speaker Madigan Tells Cook County Democrats Not To Give Former Rep. Luis Arroyo A Say In Picking His SuccessorArroyo has been charged with bribing a state senator in exchange for the senator’s support of sweepstakes-related legislation that would benefit one of Arroyo’s lobbying clients.
Watchdog Report Recommends Madigan Aide Fired For Sexual Harassment Be Placed On 'Do Not Hire' ListHouse Speaker Mike Madigan fired longtime aide Kevin Quinn in February 2018, a day before consultant Alaina Hampton went public with sexual harassment allegations.
FBI Raids Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval's Springfield OfficeFederal agents raided Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval's office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Tuesday.
Harassment Probe Slams Former Madigan Chief Of Staff; Finds Widespread Bullying At Illinois CapitolA yearlong probe into bullying and sexual harassment in Illinois politics found Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff, Timothy Mapes, used fear and intimidation as management tactics, to the point subordinates avoided raising concerns, believing he wouldn’t take them seriously.
Woman Says Illinois Speaker Madigan Didn't Act On ComplaintsAlaina Hampton's lawsuit against Madigan's campaign committees and the state Democratic Party contends that Travis Shea faced no repercussions for complaints against him by two women and that he continued to work on Madigan's staff for two years.
Illinois House, Senate To Be Sworn Into New SessionMembers are expected to elect Chicago Democrat Michael Madigan to a 19th term as speaker. Democrats have a 74-44 majority in the House.