‘Blood in the water?’ Unfazed Madigan hits the phones, wary Democrats defect and potential successors jockey

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan talks on his cellphone during an extended session of the Illinois House of Representatives at the Bank of Springfield Center in May. | Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP file Politically wounded by the

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Pritzker says Madigan must ‘answer every last question’ or resign — but leaves speaker decision to lawmakers

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, left, addresses the City Club of Chicago in 2015; Gov. J.B. Pritzker, right, speaks at an event on the Northwest Side last week. | Rich Hein, Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file “Written statements and dodged investigatory

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Panel probing Madigan’s ComEd dealings demonstrates that ‘bipartisan’ doesn’t mean mean ‘nonpartisan’

House Speaker Mike Madigan, center, is only the third state lawmaker investigated by a special legislative committee this century. The other two were then state Rep. Luis Arroyo, left, shown outside the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in February, and then state

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Madigan proving the very real elephant in the virtual room for Illinois Democrats during convention

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan participates in Sunday’s Illinois Delegation Welcome Reception in webinar format. | Screen image Thorny questions about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan have followed state party leaders to their virtual convention. Although an all-virtual Democratic National

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After pushing for caps on campaign cash, 4 top legislators use ‘millionaire’s exemption’ to avoid them

House Speaker Michael Madigan (left) and state Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, pushed more than a decade ago with state Sen. Don Harmon, who’s now Senate majority leader, and Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, for what Harmon called “historic contribution caps”

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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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