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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan advances minimum wage ballot question

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Weeks after it became clear Illinois Democrats were struggling to find the necessary votes for legislation to increase the state's minimum wage, House Speaker Michael Madigan began advancing the issue by another route, in a move laced with political calculation.

May 16, 2014 3:18 pm

Illinois House speaker cleared in transit probe

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An investigation into whether Illinois' powerful House speaker improperly influenced hiring at Chicago's scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency found no legal violations, according to the Democratic lawmaker's office.

April 10, 2014 3:55 pm

AP Exclusive: State job crafted after referral

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | During hearings last summer into a scandal at Chicago's Metra transit agency, a former executive claimed he was fired after resisting a recommendation by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to hike the pay of a Metra employee who had raised campaign money for the power…

October 17, 2013 12:00 am
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