• Michael Madigan Jan 10

    Madigan Fight for Gavel Recalls 1975 Illinois Speaker Vote

    The previously unimaginable showdown looming over leadership of the Illinois House of Representatives, occasioned by scandal around the once-invincible Speaker Michael Madigan, recalls a drawn-out debacle 45 years ago that burned through two weeks and 93 votes before lawmakers settled on a surprise compromise. With the inauguration of a new General Assembly on Wednesday, Madigan, the longest-serving leader of any…

  • Michael Madigan Nov 20, 2020

    Madigan's Future in Leadership Uncertain As a Result of New Indictments

    Following new indictments in the ComEd bribery scandal, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s leadership position appears to be in jeopardy. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.

  • ComEd Sep 5, 2020

    Former ComEd Official Charged in Federal Bribery Probe

    A former ComEd vice president has been charged with bribery conspiracy, the first criminal charge tied to a federal probe that has implicated House Speaker Michael Madigan. The one-count criminal information document charging Fidel Marquez became public late Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. Federal prosecutors in July said the electric utility agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into...

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