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Michael Madigan’s Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His Appointment

Chicago Tonight

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Michael Madigan’s Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His Appointment

"It took just a few days for former illinois house speaker. Michael madigan's handpicked successor as representative of the twenty second district to resign on sunday madigan and democratic party leaders elevated twenty six year old ward employee edward garrick kodak to fill madigan's house seat but today madigan and thirteenth ward alderman. Marty quinn issued a statement saying quote after learning of alleged questionable conduct by mr kodak. It was suggested that he resigned. State representative for the twenty second district. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy in the workplace with madigan support code at one over ten other people seeking the job. The former speaker intends to have another meeting tomorrow to select. His replacement

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Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign seat

Chicago's Afternoon News

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign seat

"Former House Speaker Michael Madigan announced today that he's retiring his seat in the Illinois legislature. Dozens of people and organizations have responded to the news, Some sending well wishes so others not so much here. State representative Tom Demmer, Republican for Illinois's 90th district, for the most part of the speaker, presided over a house of representatives that has led Illinois to have the lowest credit rating of any state in the country. The highest level of unfunded pension liabilities. Unpaid bills, a number of one balanced budgets and You know, Illinois right now is a state where people are leaving. Our population is declining well. Madigan said in his statement that he would be leaving his seat at the end of the month. The official paperwork filed says the resignation is effective

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

08:48 min | 1 year ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Of California because they heard what happened here in Illinois. Willie Brown. Yes, and we talked forever. But there may be an albatross around his neck as far as some Some accusations for many years ago, Ray Long of Chicago Tribune joins us, Ray, Welcome back to Double Bell, Sir. How are you? Hello there, John. Good. Good. Good. Hey, Before we get to the new speaker, let's talk about the departed speaker Michael Madigan. Take his most times you want. Please describe in your mind. You've been watching him for decades. The legacy politically of Michael Madigan. Mike Madigan was a guy who control everything. He knew the secrets. He knew the deals. He cut most of the deals and if you had a deal going, he would try to put his own thumb print on it before it got out of his chamber. He has controlled the house all the two years. I have since 1983 before that he was a minority leader from 81 to 83. Before that, he really was the Chicago guy. Richard J. Daley used to call up and give the orders to for him to pass around and tol make sure that what Richard J. Daley wanted was done. And so he has had a legacy heroes of protecting Chicago. But he's also in the recent times he's been, uh, damaged over the last couple years. Uh, first from me to scandal that involved some of his underlings and both that political and state level he had Uh, force out is Chief of staff and the forced out one of his top lieutenants that his ward headquarters and they're that weakened him. And then Aziz, you know, uh, he was hit hard with this, Uh, Commonwealth Edison Federal Court activity here over the summer. We're Commonwealth Edison agreed to pay a $200 million fine is part of that. They admitted that they had tried to I get mad against favor over the years by putting some of his buddies and allies onto the comment payroll. We've seen many things happened since then one of Madigan's of closest confidence. Mike McLean, a long time comment lobbyist. In Quincy, Illinois, has been indicted by the federal authorities, and since then he's been he had trouble getting enough support in his caucus. For another round and as we saw this week He was not able to get past 51 of the 60 notes that he needed to the speaker for one more term. Very long in the Chicago Tribune. You know, I know that there's some parallels in my mind with this fall from grace with Dan Rostenkowski. Now Rostenkowski was convicted went away to Oxford. I get that Madigan has not been charged, denies any wrongdoing. And yet you know, Rostenkowski ruled with an iron fist. He was maybe the most powerful Democrat congressman in D C ways and means. And then boom, precipitous fall from Grace Madigan wielded absolute power and Springfield and look like he was going to until he decided how he wanted to go out. And it's almost a Shakespearean end to both of these crews. Do you see any sort of Do they remind you does does Madigan's fall from Grace remind you at all of Rostenkowski's or my out of line? You know, I think one thing that's interesting there and, of course, just to reemphasize like that again, has not been charged here. But one of the big difference is I believe is that they're both old school and they didn't really Always adapt to the way things were changing in the world. Madigan, for example, didn't get on the computer Internet have a Web page type of thing for the Democratic Party until recent years, And so there are things that he does that he Oh, you would not see And some modern day politicians, for example, another thing is he, uh, really didn't like people to put things and writing on that may still be a good that may still be a good, uh, lesson for partisan. Hey, famously, and I tried to reach I tried to have my program a number of times and Steve Steve Brown. Is that his is a decanter. Yeah. I mean, I would call up regularly. I gave up a while ago. But I'd call it I'd say, Mr Brown, I'd like to have the speaker Come on, You know, 50,000 won double the house wanted. I'll be polite. Asking. I won't sandbag him. I won't start a debate. It's an interview. Sure, John. We'll get right back to you never, And Madigan would never even had a cell phone, my understanding, So unless MacLean has something that he's willing to use, I mean something concrete divisible incriminating. I don't see. I think that if the feds were going to drop charges on micromanaging, I think they would have already been dropped. What do you think? Well, you never know what's going through the feds mine. They're clearly clearly. He's gotten to Mike McLean, who's as I said, one of the closest guys to the speaker. But there's a lot of loyalty there. And there's not necessarily something to give, of course to incriminate him on something, But what they are doing there in federal court is that they have Suggested that he has been approached by comment and been given favors by comment and the ones that we've seen So far. Madigan has defended By saying, Basically, I am a guy who helps people get jobs That sounds like Richard J. Daley. There's a famous clip from Bill Cameron. I mean, Bill collected them, obviously, where Richard J. Daley goes. Hey, when I can't get a kid from my neighborhood a job then what's the world coming to Ray Long is here from the Chicago Tribune. We have to talk about Chris Welch at some point But John Dempsey Rae real quickly I None of us have a crystal ball. I know you don't have a crystal ball. But the fact that Madigan's not speaker anymore would that affect the feds? Aziz they decide how to move forward. Well, if they think that there is been a crime committed, I think that they would be more likely Tomo move forward, But it's an excellent question and You never know exactly how the feds will look at it. So this is, uh, question that we'll find out they may be still working to try to get people to, uh To give up information, or they may be totally focused away from him at this point, but there does seem to be still on ongoing investigation and we're sitting there waiting to see what's next. One quick question about Chris Welch. I mean the allegations about this incident from 2000 and two I was watching Marianne Ahern's report on him. He addressed it play that for my listeners in a second. You think that's just a like a kind of Ah Bump in the road as he begins his speakership, or is it gonna hang around his neck for the foreseeable future? Well, I think he's already had to address it, Um, with women. Legislators, for example, who are, uh, have already had to deal with the aforementioned scandal that I was talking about over sexual harassment. The need to type of Things that were going on under the speaker's watch. But this is part of his landscape in background and they're already has done one lawmaker Kelly Cassidy, who has said she respects him. She knows him. She's worked with him, but she wants to see if these allegations are Have any substance and she wants them reviewed..

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Madigan you were mentioning, didn't fell short of the 60 vote threshold to become or continue on his speaker of the house here in Illinois. And it really that first vote even though he led by, you know, by many votes over anyone else, dozens of votes over his next closest Democrat if he couldn't get to 60, maybe he never will. And then then it becomes what happens next cause They keep on voting right? It's almost like a nominee like the old conventions, where if they didn't reach a certain threshold you keep on voting till they did. That's right. Hey, I think 51 members backed Michael Madigan in that first vote 18 voted for, and Williams, who's from Chicago. S Oh, yeah, There's gonna be some hand wringing and some twisting of arms and somebody has to get to 60, and he's nine votes away. You wonder if we'll be able to get those nine votes or if they're going to start having to work on compromise candidates. I know this is not something that most people do with their weekend, but I spent a lot of time reading about the 1924 Democratic convention. In which two candidates got the you know the vast plurality of votes between him and neither ended up with the nomination and when 103 ballots before they picked their winner in 1924 not saying that's gonna happen for this one, but it could be a while before we get an official result of who the next speaker of the house is. 31 to 91 7200 join the conversation of who you only got the top six. That's six coming up in just a little bit. And then we're gonna answer all your questions with Dr most that you have about vaccinations or anything Cove in 19 or other things related to That's coming up in the six o'clock hour. The news coming up at the top of this hour from the North Western medicine newsroom But now to ski receivers manage with a look at today's market outlook. It's sponsored by associating Bank. The consumer electronic Show kicks off today, virtually Lots of things happening in the market says We move through the week as well. We'll get US inflation data on Wednesday on Thursday, we'll get initial unemployment claims on Friday U. S retail sales We'll get off consumer inflation numbers a little bit later on this morning analyst for forecasting inflation expectations of 3% inflation Up slightly from November's 2.96 figure. We'll get those numbers at about 10 o'clock Chicago time this morning. Futures are generally negative this morning. So it looks like we could have a lower open on the Dow as well down nearly 200 points. Some of the things that could move the markets on this Monday, January the 11th before you drive the all new Nissan Rogue. You gotta ask yourself how rogue are you going to go? We talk and be one with nature in the desert Rogue. Go snowshoeing in Alaska Rogue or take the long way home just because kind of rogue. Just a question, But with five available, Dr Mullis, you're sure to find the answer. Go rogue in the all new fiercely reimagine 2021, Nissan Rogue. Now, with the most standard safety features in its Class C owner's manual for important safety information on a Pacific segmentation 2021 Nissan wrote verses.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"President elect Joe Biden has cleared 270 votes in the electoral College count that formalizes his victory over President Trump. President Trump has still refused to concede to Joe Biden the U. S death toll from the coronavirus topping 300,000. Today, just as the vaccine that could help conquer the outbreak is being rolled out. Illinois is getting thousands of new Shug vaccines today. 43,000 doses. Are being shipped to Illinois. The first shots will be administered tomorrow in Chicago at Loreto Hospital on the west Side of Chicago in Illinois. Another 7214 Positive cove in 19 tests and 103 more deaths tied to the outbreak. Today. The Illinois House committee that is investigating embattled House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Democratic run committee voted to clear mad again of any wrongdoing. The Republicans on the committee say it's a sham. And they are calling on voters in district's, where the state rep might be voting for Madigan to call their state reps and voice opposition to that mad again. Has been implicated in the Commonwealth Edison bribery scandal, but he has not been charged with wrongdoing. WLS NEWS Time for 32. Is.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Station 37 degrees at six o'clock. Good morning. I'm don clipping, and this news report is sponsored by news Nation. Two people are dead and over a dozen hurt in Chicago shootings so far this weekend. First look at WGN traffic on the interstates. The Kennedy inbound at Lawrence. The entrance and exit ramps are closed for work until 8 a.m.. At Randolph and Madison. Both entrance ramps onto the candy are closed until 8 a.m. as well. The express lanes are closed until eight for the same work. Eisenhower. There's an accident inbound at wood Dale Road. It's on the right side, not looking like it's causing too many delays. It's about 28 minutes to get from 3 90 downtown 16 and from Wolf right now. And then on lower Lower Lake Shore drive from grand to whacker. That bridge is closed for work until a little bit later this morning. Also a note here. C T. A brown line trains not running between Kinsey and Kimble until eight this morning due to track maintenance. Now for a look at news. Two people are dead 15 others hurt and shootings across Chicago so far this weekend. Ah, 35 year old woman was killed in south Chicago around 8:30 P.m. Friday when she was in a vehicle and someone fired shots hitting her in the head. She was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital. Hours earlier around 5:15 P.m. Friday, a male was found in a vehicle with gunshot wound to the chest in the 6200 block of South Yale. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Embattled House Speaker Michael Madigan said last night that he intends to run again for his post amid a comment. Bribery scandal..

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Tollway's. Developing this morning for former comment. Executives and lobbyists have been charged in connection with a years long bribery scheme. Glenn Marshall joins us Live the jerks in federal building with more Glenn. Good morning. Now these Ford these charges I just say, are bringing another spotlight to Michael Madigan, once again, as the four that are charged in this situation are close to the politician. Here's what we know so far, according to court documents before people facing the criminal charges include comment. Lobbyist Michael McClain, J Hot, Dirty and John Hooker, along with former chief executive and prima jury, they're accused of falsifying company records and creating off book accounts to conceal or disguised payments made in eight year career. Shin scheme. Michael Madigan has not been charged and denies wrongdoing. Comment, admitted to the scheme and agreed to pay a $200 million fine and cooperate with investigators. Here's how Michael Madigan could be tied to this indictment. Court documents alleged that the four conspired to influence a reward. Madigan whose name on Lee s public official, eh? By funneling contracts and jobs to his political allies and workers in exchange for his help and passing legislation that was favorable to the utility company. Because of this GOP leader Jim Durkin. It's once again same Madigan should step down. I'm doing the same thing I did over the summer. I'm calling for his resignation That is a party chairman, but his speaker of the House of Representatives from the General Assembly, I've heard enough and I've read enough. Michael Mann. Macro. McLane's team released this statement following the announcement of the indictment, saying The charges filed by the United States Attorney Office for the Northern District of Illinois are result of misguided investigation and miss application of the law, driven by an obvious desire to find some way to criminally implicate a current elected official who happens to be Michael McLane's long time frame. Now. No court date has been announced in the A diamond just yet. In the meantime, Michael Madigan has been tight lipped after hearing the calls for his resignation live outside of the Dirksen Federal Building. I'm glad Marshall WGN news. Man. Some lines is facing kidnapping charges. Rudy Gutierrez is jailed on half million dollar bond. Police say he stole a minivan from a gas station Bridgeview on Monday. A four year old boy was inside in an amber alert was issued. Officers found the boy and the van while responding to a parking complaint. Nearby. Police say Gutierrez could be transferred to state prison because he already had an outstanding warrant for parole violation. Illinois has now surpassed 11,000.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Board of Elections will have early voting in all 50 wards later this month. But the people who got there early this morning say they were very excited to be able to vote. In person and the Board of Elections also says that if you received a mail ballot, you can take that down to the super site and drop it off That way. You don't worry about the Postal Service delivering your ballot. House Speaker Michael Madigan. Is now being challenged by one of his Democrats. Democratic State representative Stephanie Careful wit of Oswego says she is going to challenge mad again, she says, quote the people of Illinois have put up with this corruption for far too long. Federal prosecutors have implicated Madigan and the Commonwealth Edison bribery scheme. So far, he has not been charged with wrongdoing. But Bill Cameron tells US Republicans are trying to keep up the pressure on Madigan's speaker. Madigan has refused to testify so Republicans or civilian drafts of subpoenas demanding he and others answer questions under oath. State. Rep. Grant Wehrli of Naperville says the Madigan lieutenant sharing the investigating committee should stop blocking subpoenas. If representative Welsh and other Democratic members of this committee choose to act as a human shield to defend the speaker from this bipartisan investigation, then that is on them. But Mike Madigan calls the investigation a political stunt. No Cameron 8 90 w lesson in Washington Republicans and Democrats remain significantly far apart on a new Corona virus relief bill. The negotiations are continuing between Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Wools news time 5 36..

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

08:33 min | 2 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Are free to pursue their own investigation in the House Speaker Michael Madigan's role in a bribery scheme. Involving come and the Republicans very happy about this Democrats. Not so much I would imagine, however, there seems to be a lot of ifs on what they can ask for clarification. Let's go to one of the guys who broke the story. Peter Hancock From capital News, Illinois. Peter Good evening. How are you, sir? I'm well, John. How are you? I'm OK. I understand that Chris Welch is probably happier than Tom Demmer or any other Republicans in my right. Well, I think it's probably the other way around. I mean, if you look at the letter that US Attorney John Lauch issued on Thursday, it seemed to give them kind of a green light to go ahead with the investigation. And there were some kind of narrow will guard rails. You know. Please don't ask people what they told the grand jury. Please don't ask people what they told investigators. But beyond that, you know you can Ask whatever you want. Ah, Chris Welch, the chairman of the committee from Hillside that there seemed to interpret that Ah, little more strictly, he seems to think that you know, you really can't go much beyond what's already been made public name, rank and serial number. Yeah, on the Republicans are like, no, I think we kind of got the green light to ask whatever we want in the Republican, while the Republicans obviously don't have the majority on either side, especially on the house, so So they can't call witnesses, can they? Well, yes, I can. And in fact, on the first day of the hearings, uh couple of weeks ago, they put out a list of people that they want to call to testify and to provide documents. And just earlier today, representative Welsh said he did in fact, send the letters to those individuals and they've now scheduled the next hearing for Tuesday. September 29. Now, whether or not there will be any witnesses at that hearing, and we don't know yet, but they are calling witnesses. To come in voluntarily and asking them to voluntarily provide certain documents. We don't know what exactly which documents they want. But the letters are out there. So if they have the hearing, and do you think that there's going to be some sort of attempt In the courts to stop the hearings from in taking place. I haven't heard anything along those lines. I think what you have right now is kind of Ah partisan effort. This is a political process is not a legal process. The Democrats want to, you know, severely restrict what questions are asked and what information has brought forward. The Republicans would like. You know, quite a bit more leeway, so we'll see what happens in that. Yeah, This is an interesting committee because even though Republicans are in a super minority This committee is evenly split their six members three Republicans, three Democrats, but any motion requires a majority, so the Republicans need at least one Democrat to come over and support them and whatever they're trying to accomplish. The people that sit on the committee, both Republicans and the Democrats. I know a couple of names, but how entranced are they with the ideology of their party? I'm sorry. I couldn't quite hear that. Well, I mean, is there would would any Democrat one of the three Democrats side with Republicans or vice versa? I'm not seeing it or, you know, not at this point. Uh, each of the Democrats on there are pretty loyal to Speaker Madigan. On DH. All the Republicans on there, mostly attorneys, and they're out there to get whatever they can get. Saying Let's just reset for the listeners are joining us for talking with Peter Hancock from Capital News, Illinois. So the US attorney for the Northern District here has said yes, sure, Lawmakers are free to pursue a Madigan probe. What can the lawmakers call witnesses that have not been interviewed by the feds? Or only those who have or how wide of the net can they cast? Well, you know, that's kind of an interesting question, and it brings up an issue of what I would call Federalism. Uh, the U. S. Justice Department is in charge of prosecuting federal crimes. But at the state government has a certain level of autonomy. And one of the things they have The right to do it in the General Assembly is to police their own membership. Ah, the investigating committee is not after evidence of a crime. They are after evidence that Speaker Madigan engaged in conduct unbecoming to a legislator or which constitutes a breach of public trust. It's a very different standards. It's a very political standards. And so, uh, you know, the committee is free to call whoever they want. The only guard rail here is that they shouldn't tread. Directly into the federal investigation. Would they be able to call the speaker himself or not? He is, in fact, one of the people on the witness list now whether or not he chooses to show up. We don't know yet He does still enjoy the same test amendment privileges that everybody else has. You can't compel him to give testimony against themselves. But even Governor Pritzker has said that Speaker Matic and they have a lot of questions to answer and he should get out there and answer Speaker must appreciate that. I well, I I don't know. I don't talk to the speaker. All that Mr Brown is a decant must appreciate the Yeah. Yeah, well, I think it's interesting. You're right. It's a political exercise, not a legal one. But it certainly does. Kind of move the ball down the field a little bit. I'm sure that's what exactly what Jim Durkin was trying to accomplish. They had that petition on August 31st. And now the special investigating committee was full. Warmed, and you're right. It's three and three, which is unusual in that to regard so It'll be interesting to watch and see exactly what kind of teeth they can bear. But I'm going to go and take the under. Unless what are you hearing about the former lobbyist? McClane? Where does he sit in this? I'm not hearing anything directly about him. He obviously is one of the people. That Democrats or that I'm sorry that Republicans want to call. Ah, he was a longtime lobbyist for comment, and a former lawmaker and very close confidante to the speaker, So he probably has a lot of stuff to say. Whether or not he wants to say it to this many is yet another question. We don't know. Peter Hancock. Thank you for the update. Much appreciated, sir. Good to have a good weekend. Peter Hancock Statehouse reporter for Capital News, Illinois on double the dose. Joe Biden had a very interesting Covad 19 influence drive in town hall last night, lots and lots of softballs from Anderson Cooper and the rest of folks over there, however. The Washington Post of all papers pointed out that there was some not gas necessarily but tow overstatements. We have a few of those to pass on. And then Larry Holly sports producer for Double G M, a terrific writer. He's going to join us just after six as we ease into the weekend. White Sox. Hey for Well, I guess the first time in 12 years are in the playoffs. How far can they go? Apparently a long way. We'll take that up with Larry. After six on and through and with double the OSS inbound.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Edmund delivers mail in Chicago been carrying where there was one oil had to leave the route back so much So it's not something that happens. It just makes you passionate animation, but it makes you cry even more. That you make it back home. The US Postal Service serious about the shooting, it's offering a $50,000 reward in the case. Illinois health officials today announcing the new cases of covert 19. But in the last 24 hour today we are reporting 1953 individuals who have been newly diagnosed with Cove in 19. That's Illinois Department of Public Health director doctor and go Z A Z K. There were also 28 additional Corona virus related desk confirmed over the past day. In addition, the state announcing a plan to fund 1300 new jobs related to the pandemic response, the top Republican in the Illinois House filed a breach of public trust charge against Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan today. No. That action coming as a special committee began investigating Madigan's alleged role in a decade long bribery scheme at the state Capitol, the Justice Department's criminal agreement with comment released back in July. Included admissions by the utility giant that had engaged in bribery with a high level lawmaker in exchange for favorable legislation and lawmaker identified on Lee as House speaker. Madigan didn't attend today's hearing, and he is denied wrongdoing. Senate Democrats turning a thumbs down on a scale of bag GOP Corona virus rescue package. They say the measure shortchanges too many pressing needs and so pandemic continues its assault on the country. Before boarding Air Force one today at the White House for campaigning in Michigan. The president called on Democrats to support the bill, drawn up by a Senate Republicans Nancy Pelosi and humor don't want to pass the stimulus bill. Because they think that helps me in the election. I don't think it helps me at all. Congressional Democrats have said Republicans refused to negotiate with them on.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, implicated tonight in a federal bribery scheme. The U. S attorney in Chicago, John Lauch is making the announcement that Commonwealth Edison is agreeing to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation. Lauch does not mention Madigan by name, but he refers to him as a public official, a person who the feds say demanded that Com Ed give jobs, contracts and money to Madigan Associates. In exchange for Madigan, helping to pass legislation that comment wanted the feds have issued subpoenas to Madigan's office. The speaker says that he did not do anything wrong. But Chuck Audi from ABC, seven talked with former federal prosecutor Ron Safer. Who thinks that the feds could be close to charging mad again. I would be feeling very, very nervous. They have good together dot for a quid pro quo. What is always so difficult in a bribery case was establishing that action that was taking By the political figure was influenced by bribe rewarded by a gratuity. In this case, they had come very close to connecting. All of those were basically Edison admits that it did hire Madigan political allies to get favorable treatment from the Legislature. Let's get more from Bill Cameron Mining Comet but not charging Speaker. Madigan's suggests that if there is dirt on Mike Madigan, his lieutenants so far are not writing him out. But Madigan has always insisted he doesn't break the law. Years ago, when some Republicans got charged with using public funds to pay for political work, Madigan said. This House Democrats.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Lash announced a prosecution agreement with Com Ed. What's alleged to be a long running bribery ski bribery scheme involving House Speaker Michael Madigan, though last did not mention him by name about the time the agreement was being announced, federal agents were issuing subpoenas to Madigan's office. Wow says they're not done are investigations ongoing. It's vibrant and it will continue as I mentioned before we realized we have a lot of work to do, and we're going to get that work done. Madigan says the documents taken will show he's done nothing wrong, Governor Pritzker says If the allegations are true, Madigan must resign. Mayor Lifeless says It's not for her to say, but she's focused on Com Ed. We need to better understand beyond the four corners. Of the deferred prosecution agreement. What happened and what's in place now to stop it from preventing and then we will go from their Senate Republican leader Bill Brady says. If the allegations against Madigan turned out to be true, then he should. Also, he should resign. Joe and Cunningham has been sentenced to 35 years for murdering her five year old son age a friend in 2019. Judge Robert Will Brand says the heartbreaking story of a J has spurred the community to seek new ideas to prevent similar cases in the future, and this court can only hope that such efforts will ultimately be successful. And that Children now and in years to come, can be spared the disastrous life that befell aging. A Jae's body was found in a shallow grave in Woodstock. His father, Andrew friend will be sentenced later This month. Chicago public schools will return to school this fall under a hybrid learning model students in kindergarten through 10th grade will go to school two days a week. And learn from home. The other days, 11th and 12th graders were learned strictly at home, and when it comes to sports, CPS CEO Janice Jackson says they're monitoring the situation very closely. Total flexibility there. Many of our school's launch their plans and things are going well. We're waiting to see Tessa's decision on fall sports were watching closely. What, of course. The.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:32 min | 2 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Closing parts of Chicago's lakefront path house speaker Michael Madigan says he'll convene a legislative committee to investigate an alleged cover up of a rape involving a state employee your life for today weighing in on news of a possible cover up if there was a rape we have a victim out there who's watching and hopefully not but but I have concerns that person's being re traumatized by the way in which this story is unfolding in a way that we're talking about it and losing sight of the fact that there's a potential victim out there the alleged rape came to light after an email from twenty twelve surfaced in which Michael McClain a former confidant of house speaker Michael Madigan some leniency for an employee facing discipline noting that he quote kept his mouth shut about the rape the governor of Texas says his state will reject the resettlement of new refugees in a letter just released Texas governor Greg Abbott says his state which typically takes in thousands of refugees every year he says he's done more than its share and now Texas will become the first state to reject the resettlement of new refugees the trump administration announced in November the resettlement agencies will have to get written consent from state and local officials before they send refugees to an area governors in forty two other states have said they will allow in more refugees that's ABC's Alex stone the U. S. now believes the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed in Tehran this week hours after Iran launched a series of strikes at air bases in Iraq may have been brought down by a Russian towards system the system is highly efficient reportedly scoring up to a hundred percent of hits during tests all one hundred seventy six people on board the plane were killed the FAA is fine Boeing five point four million dollars for its role in the deficient quality control of the seven thirty seven Max this is on top of the three point nine million at levied in December for the same problem on the seven thirty seven and G. Chicago police say the burglary of a Logan square pot dispensary earlier this week was an inside job and not a random burgle burglary one hundred thousand dollars in cash was taken at moca modern cannabis no arrests have been made developers working on the side of the former Tribune tower in Chicago have inform residents living nearby of new plans to change the city skyline Tribune tower eases informed residents it is applying for a change in zoning for a mixed use tower that includes more than five hundred residential units two hundred hotel rooms retail space and more than four hundred parking spot the tower now proposed to rise one thousand four hundred and forty two feet that's just eight feet shorter than the Willis tower twenty feet taller than a proposal presented late last year it could be the second tallest building in Chicago once completed Ribeiro WGN news WGN sports here's Kevin pelvic you Kim Kris Bryant service time grievance yet to be determined but he did agree on a one year contract with the cubs today to avoid arbitration is deal worth eighteen million dollars comes also avoiding arbitration hobby bicycles former and Albert L. more of the white Sox agreeing on deals with Alex call of my avid Marshall your Garcia Carlos for Donna no mark ms Zahra avoiding arbitration bowls of drop five in a row they host the Pacers tonight hawks eight points out of a wild card spot following last night's loss to the predators they'll wrap up a four game homestand tomorrow night when they host Anaheim we'll have it here at seven divisional round of the playoffs is this weekend pair games each day tomorrow it's the forty Niners host of the Vikings followed by the Titans and raven Sunday it's the chiefs taking on the Texans Packers Seahawks wrap up we can play it on the home of the Blackhawks northwestern Wildcats in white Sox baseball Kevin Pollack WGN sports your money up and WGN the Dow closed down one hundred.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Where does the buck stop with him. While you're right i mean he is the longest serving speaker in american history but this really is a blemish on his legacy. I mean he can't escape. It blamed for this because it all happened on his watch the report it makes michael madigan seem almost as if he's like the wizard of oz i mean he's unavailable a staff. They don't see him around and <hes> many of the people who work for him say they've never interacted with them and the problem with that is that a lot of these people told hickey that they weren't sure he would have their back if they were to issue a complaint it to him because he wouldn't know him he issued a statement accepting responsibility but here's the other takeaway from the report and in spite of all the problems hickey seems to give madigan a pass pass <hes> she praised his cooperation and you know he gets plenty of mentioned but but he's almost a footnote to makes you know for example in the whole report yet up the number of times madigan gets mentioned. It's one hundred ninety. Two times by comparison makes gets mentioned nearly twice that many times and tony once we get a report like this and it comes out <music>. How does it change the culture in the illinois state house. Well there are some recommendations in this report it kind of goes out of the way to notice that a lot of the staff staff who work in the speaker's office our young people who are just trying to make it in politics or new to politics and are trying to make it and then you add this dynamic than of some. I'm really established. People who are much older in they are the ones who have a lot of the power here so some of the recommendations that lists <hes> include that basically madigan again should be more visible to his staff and that would be a huge culture shift really for a seventy seven year old house speaker. The report also recommends that power should it'd be disbursed more within the speaker's office like give more people responsibilities hire an ethics officer. They'll make it all just the general counsel of the office to deal with these issues. <hes> there's still some other questions about how madigan has dealt with <hes> harassment issues. We know that there have been allegations made against some of his people in his political organizations and how it's been handled and at madigan has commissioned audits about how that was handled. Those have not been made public. We still don't know what those reports. Those findings are. There's even still civil lawsuit still pending on that front. That's tony arnold along with dave mckinney detailing some of the findings of an audit of the illinois house all speakers office meanwhile to makes his out with a statement that defends his tenure as madigan's chief of staff. He writes the criticisms against him. Don't appreciate how much responsibility he had and says quotes if my demeanor or approach to my job did not instill trust in a healthy work environments..

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"michael madigan" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

03:20 min | 3 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"And and and they fallen on really hard times lately. Because Michael Madigan the met the mobsters in the state capital have ruined illinois's finances. It is it is like secretary at twenty four lengths ahead in the race to be the first bankrupt state. And so it's really hit the universities. And when I took little d my youngest daughter to check out you vie. It was it was not impressive. Just the the people the tour of it was just not up to any of the other schools. We went to this favorites because of budget problems. This is my new favorite thing. Googling the endowments of colleges so university in the middle of thought, oh, I'm sorry. I thought it tied in with the it's got nothing to do with me. I mean, why would I give them a few grand or whatever to bail them out? It's got nothing to do with me your states mismanage find some money yourself. But sorry, what's their down? Are they well endowed like certain? Of their graduates. Oh my God. Hilarious. Thank you. Mike report four billion. So how they're doing the classic thing. Then of you're just trying to make things crappy hoping to squeeze more money out of taxpayers. I don't know. I don't have plenty of money there. Yeah. Okay. So this book is called the price of admission was written in two thousand six it's got all this information. And it's getting a lot of attention recently. Because of you know, why college any says of a colleges are eager to admit children of rich people and celebrities, even if donation is not immediately forthcoming the presence of celebrities at parents weekends and similar events generates favorable buzz, and publicity that can translate into more giving from impressed parents in alums. So just being famous alone is worth something have the famous kid or parents at your university say that's worth some money to the make or in many cases, like Lorne Michaels. He donated six figures to three universities after his kids went there. But in many cases, according to this book, there's an assumption that you'll be donating a lot of money. I don't know if you have that conversation out loud. You know, I'm I'm thinking about it. I think perhaps been hasty in my judgments in a little tight on my wallet. I think I will endow Uvira if they're willing to build and label. The Joe Getty institute for making jokes about the news. Young people can be trained in that gentle. Art, the art that I have embraced the aren't that? I've spent my adult life engaged in and we'll identify promising youth from from downtrodden sectors of our country and train them in making jokes about the news. The Gygi Magen Joe Getty institute making jokes about news. Jam. Right. And I go there for the ribbon cutting, and I'd make a speech, and my name would be up on the side of it until I got outbid twenty years down the road, and they'd kind of mumble some apologies and. You know? It's it sucks. Doctors daughter is smart worked really hard and everything like that. But I just I just don't think you can brag about your kid getting in on their own if you donated seventy million dollars the university, right? Yeah. It's like famous rich. People affirmative action people assume you just got it. Because of affirmative action, which is hurtful and insulting to people who got it on their own interesting that good doctors..

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:59 min | 3 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Lightfoot arrived at the capitol this afternoon held meetings with governor Pritzker and house speaker Michael Madigan before addressing the state house. She delivered a brief speech to lawmakers in which she introduced yourself like they didn't know who she was. Hi, everybody just wanna introduce myself. I'm only Lightfoot I won the election for mayor of Chicago kind of historic much, south, right? All right. But then she said, we all agreed that the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois have a once in a generation opportunity to chart a new way forward together. I hope to meet many of you on this trip and in the future. So yes, we ever were cut out for us. And I am confident that we can collectively rise to the challenge and make meaningful progress. I look forward to working with you. So that we can achieve the safe and economically sustainable communities that are residents need from Rockford tissue Kogyo to Kehro and every other community between thank you for this opportunity. And I look forward to working with you. K row. Right. That's very important. Very even though she's not the governor doesn't hold statewide office. Still has to know God. No know, she's not the governor yet. He did meet with governor though, very productive already striking of great relationship can have dinner at the governor's house with their spouses Friday night. Yeah. Yeah. I would say that. There's a lot of tough stuff ahead for the state of Illinois and the city's cog on terms of meeting their financial obligations. But you know, you have new new is on the problem, and we'll just have to see if they can they're up to challenge. Take all the politics of it to the left right politics out of it. The the banks don't care if you're a democrat or Republican they want their money. And so there that's that's going to be happening. Hey, speaking of that. There's a breaking news story. We'll get to number four here second. But there's breaking news story that the. The national choir who we were discussing. We weren't really are in the web show. Confessions of. Journalism is what we were doing today. Yes. Yes. And the management query is about to be sold way. Yes. Pecker is going to sell it. Imminently. It said here because of his relationship with the president. Now, you wonder. Which federal prosecutors said, hey, listen, you might want your ownership in this country. There may be more problems here than you think. But that's very interesting. Chicago city council today. The end of an era is a final meeting over which mayor Rahm Emanuel will preside. He will be leaving office next month. In his speech. He talked about Chicago meeting that challenge. On may twenty eleven. I said I quote, we have difficult things to do. But I believe that by working together being honest with each other facing, the choices we have to face we can handle these challenges because in everyone of these challenges are opportunities. The opportunities to do the big things for the people who elected us. Very heartfelt emotional. Yeah. One thing about motion about about going back and rather procedural things. I get it. I don't think he's been a bad at all. We've seen worse. And he, you know. All the different things that the city is got to encounter. I mean, we're still standing we've got we've had incredible growth expansion. And and we've got there there are that not in population. But in business and things like that. And there are important things happening in the city. Good things having city. Yeah. No question. But the, but he's emotional about everything. And one thing that gets me is he's also also be so too brutal at the same time. Yeah. So Wrigley reminds me of like, those seems where somebody's tied to a chair in a warehouse, and they're about to get tortured or executed by their captor before the superhero Rives and then the. The captor is like crying and laughing at the same time whether. What they're going to do. It's sort of feeling I get some amd backup of it. It's got multiple things happening there that quite sure exactly where it begins where word ends. Here's. Crap..

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A. Yes. That's where you belong. Governor come on. All right. But there should be multiple rushing sounds. Yes. Yeah. What what like lots of? Yes, what he doesn't. Michael Madigan, calls them. Thank you. This is for you Elliott. Get that one a lot. Yeah. This is for you. Dave. Oh, good for you. Wow. Was all right on the nose in studio. We have Elliott Serano. He's our chief geek officer. He's also the manager of outreach programs at the anti-cruelty society. He is our expert on on canines kittens and comic books. Yeah. That's good. Canines cats, and in comics, we have Dave Lundy who I don't know if you have given the expertise you'll need to tell people about besides being the have a lot of expertise. I know what you're not good. Yeah. Poor kids with those cups of water from the Starbucks not really science you. It was a. Throw it in the air when it was cold so bad. It was. Trying to be funny. You trolling. I said I wanna do this because at great. So I was going to tell.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:12 min | 3 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"The readiness or tingling or numbness in your extremities. If you have those symptoms seek shelter. She says symptoms of hypothermia include confusion, slurred speech and being unsteady more than three hundred Illinois state troopers are out on the roads to help stranded. Motorists in the extreme cold. Here's acting director. Brendan Kelly all district patrols have already shifted their primary vision to running their routes performing motorist assist. At bringing motorists to safety when weather conditions reach a point that it's no longer safe toes will no longer be facilitated and motorists will be simply escorted from their vehicles and take to hotels, shelters and other locations. He says have an emergency kit in your car at least a half a tank of gas and a fully charged phone if you get stranded, the safest place to wait is in your car with your seatbelt on to my knowledge. I am not under federal investigation that today from house speaker, Michael Madigan, the speaker releasing the statement after report he was secretly recorded while trying to solicit business for his law firm from a developer the sun times reporting Madigan who was recorded during a meeting arranged by alderman, Danny Sali's who wore a wire in the investigation that led to an attempted extortion charge against alderman, Ed Burke, mayor Emanuel also weighing in my job also relates to that issue is to we'll be on our fifth package of changes or reforms to clean up city council and the entity neither Madigan or Salim. As has been accused of wrongdoing. National intelligence director Dan Coats, testifying before the Senate intelligence committee today on the North Korea threat was this past year. We have not seen any evidence. They have not done this scene nuclear missile testing or launching. So that's the position we're in right now. But again. We we keep an open is it open ears to exactly what's going on code says the north is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because it's leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival and now WGN community corners. Here's Ryan burrow Ernest. Hemingway's oak park. Birthplace is now a museum. The Queen Anne home at three thirty nine. North oak Park Avenue was built in eighteen ninety by his maternal grandparents he was born on the second floor of the home and lived there for the first six years of his life. It was the first home in oak park to have electricity was restored in nineteen Ninety-two. Now, you can tore the home and take part in Hemingway related events. I'm Ryan burrow with community corners on WGN radio. And now WGN sports. Here's Kevin Powell Kim northwestern hits throw tonight for a big ten matchup in college park. They take on number twenty one Maryland, Dave edits. Call begins at five forty five right here on WGN tip is at six bowls have dropped thirteen of fourteen. They play the first of a three. Game road trip in Brooklyn tonight. The bears have hired Mark daily own as the or new inside linebackers coach he coached alongside Matt Nagy in Kansas City from two thousand thirteen to twenty seventeen WGN's Adam Hogue is in Atlanta for Super Bowl fifty three all the bears convince you win over the Rams of December gave Chicago hopes of the Super Bowl it actually taught. The Rams exactly what they needed to get to Atlanta. We learned a lot from playing in that game.

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"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:00 min | 3 years ago

"michael madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Of the web page. A new report this morning says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois house speaker Michael Madigan trying to get business for his private law firm from a developer that was brought to him by Chicago alderman, Danny so Lee's son time says at the time Sali's was considering the developers request to build a hotel in Chinatown. In a statement who is attorney Madigan denies wrongdoing and says, he's unaware his office or law firm is under investigation. Sometimes reports has the new information suggests a federal investigation that extends beyond alderman, Ed Burke, and perhaps into the longstanding practice of lawmakers mixing personal business and political business. Do you spend endless hours scrolling on your phone? Have you felt anxious when your phone isn't nearby? Do you need your phone during conversations or while eating maybe while driving? You're not the only one WGN's Ryan burrow takes a look at the growing problem in part one of his eary's cracking the cellphone addiction in two thousand seven Steve Jobs introduced the world. To the iphone what we wanna do is make a leapfrog product that is way smarter than any mobile devices ever been and super easy to use. This is what I phones. Device that changed the way we communicate and gather information, but as researchers are learning short twelve years later, it could also be having an impact on her emotions relationships. Inhabits Allison Johnson is the manager of program and business development for the behavioral health department at central dupage hospital, which is part of the north western medicine system. So see my cell phone just went off. And I wanna know what what happened there. She seemed firsthand what cell phones have been doing to a generation of users there distracted from normal conversation. They're distracted from their work. They're distracted from driving. And it starts to change your brain in that you are compulsively wanting to react says research is starting to show the impact to our is our hearing even our ability to read body language is you in people's ability to read physical cues when they are face to face with other people. She says a big reason we reach for our phone soman breeding Fordham because we have this ready access reduction. The ability to delay gratification. It's up to us to monitor healthy use of it. And we don't know how yet just scratching the surface. You can listen to the full interview. With Allison Joson wgnradiOcom. We talk about addiction what schools are doing. And what parents should be communicating to children who are learning about phones and tomorrow part two we talked to a therapist holding a camp specifically for digital addiction. Ryan burrow, WGN news. Now, WGN sports. Here's Andy Mainzer fifty three's a couple of days away patriots and rans battle after the Lombardi trophy, Atlanta or the bears aren't there. They did help one of the teams get ready for the big game. We get more from WGN's Adam Hogue in Atlanta while the bears convincing win over the Rams in December gave Chicago hopes of a Super Bowl it actually taught. The Rams exactly what they needed to get to Atlanta. We've learned a lot from playing in.

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