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    A Group of Republicans Push for Madigan's Resignation

    A group of Republican lawmakers and candidates are calling on House Speaker Mike Madigan to resign, criticizing his leadership in the wake of recent sexual harassment allegations. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the details. 

    (Published Monday, June 11, 2018)

    A former state executive inspector general will investigate the Illinois House of Representatives after several sexual harassment scandals.

    House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Monday that he and eight women legislators selected Maggie Hickey to review House operations and procedures.

    The appointment follows sexual harassment complaints against two of the Madigan's top associates in the past month. Rep. Lou Lang stepped down as deputy majority leader and House Clerk Timothy Mapes resigned .

    The 53-year-old Hickey's contract with the House pays $500 per hour. Hickey was inspector general over the governor's office for 2 ½ years before joining a private Chicago law firm in March.

    Madigan Chief of Staff Out Over Harassment Allegations

    [CHI] Madigan Chief of Staff Out Over Harassment Allegations

    House Speaker Mike Madigan's long-time Chief of Staff is out amid harassment allegations. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski has the latest details. 

    (Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018)

    Reps. Kelly Burke, Deb Conroy, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Lisa Hernandez, Camille Lilly, Theresa Mah and Ann Williams joined Madigan in selecting Hickey from among several candidates.

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