State senator joins select group of Democrats insisting Madigan give up speaker’s gavel now: ‘It is clearly time for a change’

State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago (left), and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. | Sun-Times and AP file photos While other Democrats have issued conditional calls for Madigan to resign only if charged or convicted, North Side state Sen. Heather Steans

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Return to Springfield? Three lawmakers say yes, to deal with ‘state of emergency’ – but legislative leaders largely mum

State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II, D-Chicago, speaks with House Speaker Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, during an extended session of the Illinois House of Representatives at the Bank of Springfield Center, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Springfield | Justin L. Fowler/The

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