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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

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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