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.
Illinois Political Parties Embrace Anti-Abuse Panel's ReportLeaders of the state's major political parties are embracing a report's recommendations to end sexual harassment in Illinois government.
Madigan: 'I Didn't Do Enough' To Combat Sexual HarassmentAn outside investigation of all harassment allegations continues and Madigan's chief of staff is reviewing House procedures to ensure she is told of complaints and reports them to Madigan.
Disgraced Former Madigan Aide To Collect $130K For Unused Vacation, Sick DaysThe former chief of staff to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations will collect $130,500 for unused vacation and sick time, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Lawmaker Charging Retaliation Wants Complaint System ChangesChicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy says the current process for investigating ethics complaints in the Legislature is not independent.