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Madigan had previously refused to open an investigation into McClain, his long-time friend, and powerful ally.
For Illinois Democratic Representatives Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood, even an epidemic that killed 1,187 Illinoisans in one year wasn’t enough to put politics aside.
Michael Madigan’s operation has been rife with allegations of harassment and toxic work culture.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan had his Capitol office raided by the Illinois State Police on the day Governor J.B. Pritzker was giving the State of the State Address inside a packed state capitol building.
State and federal lawmakers from both parties have called for a special committee to be convened to investigate the allegations.
Now that Democrats have confirmed that potentially hundreds of illegal votes were cast, House Republicans are calling for Secretary of State Jesse White to testify before investigative hearings.
Despite Madigan’s refusal to conduct a House investigation, the Illinois State Police confirmed they would work with the state inspector general to investigate allegations in the email.
Despite issuing a short statement calling on “those with any information to come forward,” Madigan’s decision to reject an investigation raises serious questions about his involvement.
Several members of Madigan’s inner circle have had their homes and offices raided by federal investigators, including McClain and Michael Zalewski.
The investigation has focused on members of House Speaker Mike Madigan’s inner circle, including political allies, former staffers, lobbyists, and executives for some of the state’s most powerful companies.
According to a report today from The Chicago Tribune, four sources have confirmed that authorities are closing in on Madigan and his political operation.
Illinoisans watching investigators expose this corruption are also beginning to wonder whether Democrats should even be trusted to work on their behalf.
Based on requirements to obtain a wiretap, this news signals that the FBI already gathered significant evidence that a crime was committed.
Large majority of Pritzker’s wealth still hidden in private trusts.
Michael Madigan has seen federal investigators start to narrow in on his inner circle.
Casten was asked at a recent town hall to condemn anti-Semitic statements made by his colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar. Instead of doing so, he opted to call Rep. Dan Crenshaw a “racist” who “opposes brown people.”
Residents of the 13th Ward were constantly harassed by Madigan’s team, sometimes receiving three visits to their doors each day. One woman told reporters that she feared losing city services if she didn’t comply with their demands.
Mike Madigan’s iron-fisted control over Chicagoans’ political choices reared its ugly head during the recent election for Chicago’s 13th Ward Alderman.
Madigan ally Martin Sandoval has office and home raided as part of “ongoing criminal investigation.”
National Democrats face a rising threat from the left as primary campaigns pick up.
Until Illinois Democrats finally start taking responsibility for their failed agenda, residents and businesses will continue to leave the state in record numbers.
Representative Dan Lipinski is in a contentious primary fight for Illinois’s 3rd Congressional Seat for the second cycle in a row as he draws a challenge from progressive candidate Marie Newman.
Without any real results to point to, it’s no surprise Sean Casten is standing with the “Squad” and backing a baseless impeachment inquiry.
IfNotNow activists confronted Schneider and accused him of dual loyalty to Israel.
Illinoisans will have the opportunity to vote on a state constitutional amendment in November 2020 as a question of whether to implement a progressive state tax will be included on the ballot.
Lauren Underwood just pulled an epic flip-flop and now supports impeachment.
Sean Casten secured quite a bit of help from outside sources in his primary and general election races, including money from a Super PAC financed by his dad.
Cheri Bustos saw the top post at the DCCC as a launchpad for her national political career. So far, the results of her leadership have been disastrous.
Lauren Underwood won her Congressional race on the back of her message of fixing healthcare and identifying kitchen table issues that the voters wanted to be tackled.
Mike McClain’s home was raided around the same time federal agents raided the homes of two other close Madigan confidants.
So far in 2019, seven lawmakers in Illinois have contributed a combined $750,000 to House Speaker Mike Madigan’s two political committees.
Jackson County GOP Chairman Chris Grissom called on Governor J.B. Pritzker to set a new standard of ethics in the state of Illinois by holding House Speaker Mike Madigan accountable for the cloud of corruption hanging over the party as 2020 approaches.
House Dems can’t seem to agree on much these days. They are failing to advance yet another major legislative priority for their party, protecting DREAMers.
Today, Illinois voters learned that newly elected Governor J.B. Pritzker is under federal investigation for a scheme to defraud taxpayers out of over $300,000.
Vulnerable House Democrats are being backed by out-of-state dollars by an overwhelming margin.
The race to watch in today’s Illinois elections is the Democratic primary fight in the 3rd congressional district where...