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Severin Says Madigan’s Reign in Springfield Leaves Trail of Debt and Corruption

SPRINGFIELD – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement in response to Mike Madigan’s resignation from the Illinois legislature.

“When I first ran for office, the first promise I made the people of the State of Illinois was that I would never vote for Mike Madigan for Speaker of the House. I am proud to have kept that promise, and I am proud to have kept the pressure on Speaker Madigan to resign.

Mike Madigan’s 50-year tenure in Springfield might end on March 1, but the stain of public corruption and the economic damage his policies have caused for the State of Illinois will last for decades. Madigan leaves office with $5 billion in unpaid bills, a $1.6 billion budget deficit, close to $150 billion in pension debt, and zero ethics reforms.

The people of Illinois deserve a better State government than the one they’ve had to endure under Mike Madigan. I am glad to see him resign, and retain high hopes that we can move forward in a positive way without him around.”


  1. 00 buck
    00 buck
    February 19, 2021 at 10:58 am

    The BEST NEWS out of Springfield (Chicago) I’ve heard in a long time.

  2. D k
    D k
    February 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Living proof you do not have to have any policy ideas or thoughts to get elected down here just because madigan just one of the reasons You downstate Republicans are so deep in the minority also l doubt your pressure had much to do with his departure he’s faced a lot more pressure than you

  3. Patricia Myers
    Patricia Myers
    February 20, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Should only be term limits for any official. Guess we will have to check Accounts ? Madigans accounts and other assets…???

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