The Capitol News Illinois team breaks down the General Assembly's lame duck session and the election of a new House speaker on the latest "Capitol Cast" podcast.
Michael Madigan, who has been speaker for all but two years since 1983, issued a statement congratulating Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Hillside, as "speaker-elect" minutes before lawmakers were set to make the vote official.
State Rep. Sue Scherer has added her name to the list of Democrats who will not be voting for Michael Madigan to once again lead the Illinois House of Representatives.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday he would suspend his campaign for a 19th term in the leadership post amid fading support from fellow Democrats.
"The House Democratic Caucus can work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for Speaker," Michael Madigan said Monday.
State Rep. Ann Williams officially threw her hat into the ring Wednesday to become the next speaker of the Illinois House, making her the third Democrat to announce they were challenging embattled Speaker Michael Madigan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held her last weekly press conference of the 2020 congressional session Wednesday and blasted Senate Majority Leade…
House Speaker Michael Madigan said Friday he still has the support of a "significant number" of House Democrats and that he plans to run again…
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Friday he will seek another term in charge of the chamber despite a growing loss of support from D…
House Democrats nominated Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday as the speaker to lead them into Joe Biden's presidency, and shortly afterward she seemed …
The chairman of an Illinois House committee investigating misconduct by Speaker Michael Madigan has postponed Thursday's hearing.
To temporarily transfer power to the vice president, a president sends a letter to the speaker of the House of Representatives and president pro tempore of the Senate stating he is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office." The vice president then becomes acting president. When the president is ready to resume authority, the president sends another letter. That's spelled out in the amendment's Section 3.
The longest-serving state legislative speaker in U.S. history will have a challenger from his own party in January.
KENOSHA – A peaceful march and rally took place in Kenosha on Saturday asking for justice for Jacob Blake, who was shot on Sunday.
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"The longer people are in positions of power, the less sensitive they are to ethical concerns," said longtime statehouse reporter Mike Lawrence. "The longer they're in, the greater their sense of entitlement."