SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois AFL-CIO, representing nearly 1 million working families across the state, today issued the following statement on the retirement of longtime Illinois House Speaker and State Representative Michael J. Madigan: “The Illinois AFL-CIO and all of organized labor in Illinois wish to sincerely... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD…State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) today opposed the Illinois House of Representatives Rules (“House Rules”) proposed by new Speaker Chris Welch, that will govern the 102nd General Assembly (G.A.) Session for 2021-22. These rules are available online at ilga.gov under House Resolution 72. “These rules... Read More.
New rules pushed through the House today by the majority party continue to shut out representatives in the minority, and the millions of constituents they represent. While as Speaker of the House, Mike Madigan repeatedly put rules in place to stifle the voices... Read More.
Mike Madigan is now at least six votes shy of what he would need for another term as Illinois House speaker, but the latest Democratic House member to vow her opposition leads the party’s caucus. State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, said on Dec. 1 that... Read More.
Southern Illinois - Southern Illinois' GOP delegation to the Illinois House of Representatives released the following statements today after the Northern District of Illinois United State's Attorney's office revealed details of a 'deferred prosecution agreement' involving fraud and public corruption at energy giant Exelon... Read More.
Maryville, Illinois – Congressmen John Shimkus (IL-15), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Darin LaHood (IL-18), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), and Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement regarding the ongoing federal criminal investigations of Speaker Michael Madigan and Governor J.B. Pritzker: “Illinoisans are sadly no strangers to corruption... Read More.
Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to remove a statue and portrait of a prominent Democrat in Illinois’ history who owned slaves. Madigan said he wants to pass a resolution to replace the portrait of 19th Century Illinois politician Stephen Douglas with... Read More.
CHICAGO – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Wednesday: “First and foremost, we need to ensure the health and safety of members, staff and the general public is considered at all times when thinking about a return to Springfield. While... Read More.
Darren Bailey, candidate for State Representative in the 109th District, today signed a pledge committing to vote against Mike Madigan for Speaker of the Illinois House and to support term limits legislation. Bailey... Read More.
House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday, following a meeting between legislative leaders and the governor: “Today I advised the governor and the other leaders that we are already at work on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget with our... Read More.