Unpacking the Madigan indictment
Michael Madigan was elected speaker of the Illinois House in 1983 and held onto that role for all but two years until January 2021. He was also chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois for much of that time and was often considered the most powerful politician in Illinois; however, yesterday, he was indicted on federal corruption charges.
The 21st was joined by two political reporters to walk through what he's accused of and what we know about the investigation so far.
Correspondent, Chicago Tonight, WTTW News
Chief political reporter, Chicago Tribune
The prosecution of Michael Madigan — who set a national record by serving as Illinois House speaker for 36 years — represents the state’s most significant corruption case since the conviction of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. https://t.co/HO4zLzBWOY— WBEZ (@WBEZ) March 3, 2022
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