U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly Elected Illinois Democratic Party ChairU.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Illinois) was elected Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Illinois on Wednesday, nine days after Mike Madigan stepped down from the helm.
Madigan Successor Who Resigned After Less Than Three Days In Office Declines Full Month's Salary“In the spirit of good governance and in the best interest of the people of the state of Illinois I decline the one month salary to which I am entitled by law," Kodatt said in an email to the Illinois State Comptroller.
Madigan Picks Second House Successor After Forcing Out His First Pick Over 'Alleged Questionable Conduct'Madigan and other Democratic committeepersons from the 22nd District picked Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar to fill the seat.
State Lawmakers Must Get Paid For Whole Month Even If They Serve Only A Day Under State Law; Comptroller Mendoza Wants That To ChangeFor most of us, you work a day, you get paid for a day. But Illinois law says if you work a day, you get paid for an entire month - if you're a state lawmaker.
Michael Madigan's Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His AppointmentIllinois State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, who was picked to succeed former state Rep. Michael Madigan in the Illinois House, has resigned only three days after he was appointed to his seat.
2 Days After Choosing Edward Kodatt As Successor For House Seat, Mike Madigan Asks Him To Step Down Over 'Questionable Conduct'Just two days after choosing his successor in the Illinois House, former state House Speaker Mike Madigan said state Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt should step down.
Mike Madigan Resigns As Illinois Democratic Party ChairmanFour days after resigning his Illinois House seat, former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan on Monday also announced he is resigning as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.
Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt, 13th Ward Worker, To Fill SeatJust days after announcing his resignation, former House Speaker Mike Madigan has selected the person to fill his seat.
Michael Madigan Resigns From Illinois House Effective Immediately, A Month After Giving Up Speaker's GavelA spokesperson confirmed Madigan plans to keep his position as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.
Many Think Speaker Mike Madigan's Resignation From Illinois House Was InevitableFormer Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is the longest-serving lawmaker in Illinois history, but now, his time in Springfield is coming to an end.
Republicans Mock Illinois House Democrats: Meet The New Rules, Same As Old OnesMajority Democrats in the Illinois House adopted procedural rules on Wednesday that the GOP complained are nearly identical to the suppressive ones they labored under in the decades-long rule of former Speaker Michael Madigan.
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.”
Madigan: 'I Have Suspended My Campaign For Speaker'“This is not a withdrawal. I have suspended my campaign for Speaker. As I have said many times in the past, I have always put the best interest of the House Democratic Caucus and our members first," Madigan said.
Rep. Ann Williams To Run For Illinois House Speaker; Third Democrat To Challenge Embattled Mike MadiganNeither Madigan nor any of his challengers currently have the votes to win the speaker's gavel after the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in next week.