Mike Madigan

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Mike Madigan said : "We had a very robust discussion, I'm very pleased there are so many qualified candidates that offered themselves, and I'm very pleased at the background of those that offered themselves," External link

patch Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “After learning of alleged questionable conduct by Mr. Kodatt, it was suggested that he resign as state representative for the 22 nd District,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “After learning of alleged questionable conduct by Mr. Kodatt, it was suggested that he resign as state representative for the 22 nd District,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Democratic ) : "Over the last two decades, we have elected a diverse array of Democrats across Illinois and helped send a hometown Chicago leader to the White House, turning Illinois into a Democratic stronghold in the Midwest," External link

patch Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan recalled : “that I should make it my business to introduce myself to the mayor, which I did,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Ralph Capparelli was essential to the success of Speaker Madigan’s leadership before retiring from the General Assembly,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Ralph Capparelli was essential to the success of Speaker Madigan’s leadership before retiring from the General Assembly,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 15, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Chris Welch ) : "It is time for new leadership in the House. I wish all the best for Speaker-elect Welch as he begins a historic speakership. It is my sincere hope today that the caucus I leave to him and to all who will serve alongside him is stronger than when I began," "And as I look at the large and diverse Democratic majority we have built—full of young leaders ready to continue moving our state forward, strong women and people of color, and members representing all parts of our state—I am confident Illinois remains in good hands" External link

patch Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “As I have said many times in the past, I have always put the best interest of the House Democratic Caucus and our members first,” “The House Democratic Caucus can work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for Speaker” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “As I have said many times in the past, I have always put the best interest of the House Democratic Caucus and our members first,” “The House Democratic Caucus can work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for Speaker” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Democratic ) : “The decision on the next speaker of the Illinois House will be made at a caucus, after a full discussion of the issues facing our state and the qualifications of the candidates,” External link

thehill Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “Over the last several days, Democrats have laid out a case to the American people and the people of Illinois as to why we need to remove Donald Trump from office, including his assaults on the rights of women and workers are among the worst of Donald Trump’s actions,” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “I would suggest that the Illinois Republicans who want to pursue ethics reform go out to Washington, follow up on President Trump’s promise to drain the swamp,” “They can begin with Trump, the Attorney General [William Barr], [Former National Security Advisor] Michael Flynn, Roger Stone and others” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Democratic ) : “Once we come to some finality in terms of our discussion with the Illinois House Democratic Caucus then we’re going to move onto the remainder of the caucus,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan told : “It was on the table. It was under discussion. It continues to be under discussion. It will be under discussion when we reconvene whenever we’re able to do that,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “We’ve been adrift for four years going from one crisis to another,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “Memorializing people and a time that allowed slavery and fostered bigotry and oppression has no place in the Illinois House, where the work of all Illinoisans is conducted,” External link

suntimes Friday, July 10, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “We are all looking forward to a return to some semblance of normalcy — and certainly, as legislators, we are particularly interested in resuming normal operation of the House — but we must also recognize that these are not normal times,” “A pandemic is not swayed by our speeches, by our desire for normalcy, or by political expediency. But as we all acknowledge, social distancing and medically guided precautions have saved lives” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “we will seek another test for COVID-19 and/or self-quarantine for at least seven days,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "Conferring special advantages to one tier of the industry simultaneously puts other tiers at a disadvantage," External link

startribune Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Darren Bailey ) : "Like Governor Pritzker, I find Representative Bailey's lawsuit to be extremely reckless, at a time we can least afford it. The governor's actions have consistently reflected an understanding that, as we face this crisis, we must be guided by what is right not what is easy, comfortable or expedient. Clearly, we cannot say the same for all the leaders of our state," "It is my sincere hope that upon further review, this decision is reversed, and that our health care workers, first responders and loved ones are not unnecessarily subjected to added risk by such a short-sighted lawsuit" External link

patch Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "A brewer that is packaging their product in cans and bottles is experiencing a significant spike in those sales," External link

startribune Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "A brewer that is packaging their product in cans and bottles is experiencing a significant spike in those sales," External link

startribune Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "I would think that would be regrettable if we had to take that measure, but I do support it if that's what it takes to defend our second amendment rights," External link

wkbw Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan told : “We were proceeding under the usual rules of these matters, which is number one, to provide, to protect the welfare and the privacy of the victim,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about County State ) : “Based on information received during the investigation and subsequent to it, my office informed the appropriate authorities of the allegations and the investigation, including the Sangamon County State’s Attorney, the Secretary of State Capitol Police, and the Illinois State Police for further review and action,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “I spoke with the Governor and he confirmed the matter was referred to the appropriate authorities,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 10, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “These allegations are extremely troubling and I urge anyone with information to contact the appropriate authorities,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 10, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “These are extremely serious and troubling allegations. I had no knowledge of the incident referenced in the story and only learned of this today,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 10, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “These are extremely serious and troubling allegations,” “I had no knowledge of the incident referenced in the story and only learned of this today” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “What they’re doing is motivating us and making us determined to reelect him,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “As Speaker of the House, I am asking the committeemen responsible for filling the vacancy in the 3rd Representative District to do so without the participation of the 36th Ward,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "The report reaffirms much of what we have heard in the past, and I take responsibility for not doing enough to prevent these issues in my office," External link

wsiltv Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “There are some very controversial aspects to the proposal. No. 1 would be the proposal for the expungement of criminal records,” “The key on that issue is how far do you go in terms of expungement? If we’re talking about some teenager who was doing drugs and found guilty of possession, that’s one thing. If you’re talking about people who were actually in the business, dealers, and you want to expunge those records, that’s a different case” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “Among the minorities in the Legislature, they would argue that there oughta be some leg up for minorities in terms of licenses to cultivate or be a dispenser. Here again, language will be important in terms of finding 60 people to vote for the bill,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “I understand the ‘knock it off’ mentality is not enough, and we must, and will, do better moving forward,” “I commit to do more, and we must, and will, do better moving forward” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “We haven’t done enough. I take responsibility for that. I would never condone, sweep under the rug or refuse to take any step to ensure we did not eradicate any behavior of this kind,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “In order to change this culture and ensure quality in the workplace, we must provide a positive work environment free from any type of harassment, including sexual harassment and bullying. I recognize this at [sic] starts at the top, which means it starts with me and each of you,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “His approach was to build his personal power. And then he’d have that personal power — then he’d have that personal power for what he wanted to do,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “In politics and in government, everybody makes mistakes. I make mistakes. And I spend a lot of time and I develop structures to try and prevent mistakes,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “We’re not interested in a quick killing here,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Democratic ) : “Well, you understand that there are certain legal requirements on separation and that’s what I would abide by. I’m an active member of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party has certain issue positions that its an adopted,” “I would become an advocate for those positions before the government, but I’m not going to engage in any inappropriate or illegal activity in terms of blending. I’m not going to do that” External link

suntimes Friday, February 1, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “I would not describe it as a close working relationship,” External link

suntimes Friday, February 1, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : “Most of the folks up north are not delivering,” External link

fox5sandiego Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

abcactionnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wkbw Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wtva Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “Most of the folks up north are not delivering,” External link

wsvn Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “There’s a few [distributors] that have heated trucks,” External link

wsvn Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

fox10tv Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

foxcarolina Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : “Most of the folks up north are not delivering,” External link

fox2now Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

kcci Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : “Most of the folks up north are not delivering,” External link

fox59 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wcvb Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wqad Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

Koat Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wlwt Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wmur Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wesh Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “To my knowledge, I am not under investigation by the Office of the U.S. Attorney, and I have not been contacted by the U.S. Attorney relative to Dan Solis,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Senate ) : “For the last four years, people working with people has not happened in the state of Illinois,” “Rather we simply got a series of ultimatums, my way or the highway” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “So we can move on to a new chapter where people work with people,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “I’m very anxious to continue to work with him,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “As I look ahead, I believe that the end of my fourth term as attorney general will be the right time for me to seek a new challenge. I have dedicated my career to helping people. That will continue to be my focus, and I am looking forward to finding new ways to do that with the passion that I have brought to my work as attorney general,” External link

politico Friday, September 15, 2017 9:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "If revenue comes up short, those bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the city, i.e., the taxpayers. No question about it," External link

news-gazette Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "A bedrock principle of our government is the rule of law," "This is a political overreaction to the election of a president" External link

news-gazette Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "The truth is, the governor held hostage the budget-making to help his wealthy friends and large corporations," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "We have no intention of doing anything like that," "This has never been personal. I think he's a nice guy. We just have a strong difference of opinion on issues and about who ought to be running the state" External link

news-gazette Sunday, October 9, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "keeps a lot of good people out," External link

news-gazette Sunday, October 9, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "My opponent is running a TV advertisement that says that he is trying to eliminate legislative perks like lifetime health care for Springfield politicians," "Twenty-one months ago, he became a Springfield politician and at that time he had the ability, and still has the ability, to opt out of the pension system" External link

news-gazette Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan asserted : "I earned that damn pension. And it shall be paid and it will be paid. But you know what? It's not going to make or break me if I get it or not. Because I have made a success of myself outside of state government" External link

news-gazette Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "There is gross inefficiency in every agency and department in state government," "That's where we need to start" External link

news-gazette Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Senate ) : "Over the decades, the Illinois General Assembly has passed law after law that has given preferential treatment to themselves. It's time to end that, and I will sponsor and work for passage of legislation that will end legislative perks," External link

news-gazette Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "Citizens should serve a short period of time and return to their careers," External link

news-gazette Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "I signed my form, and I will submit it at my earliest opportunity after the election," External link

news-gazette Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "I don't think this should be a full-time, career position. I think it ought to be temporary public service," "My opponent is a lawyer. He can go practice law while he's not making law" External link

news-gazette Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "I've had a lot of close friends in Champaign County donate to me that are enthusiastic about my campaign, but that's hard against the incumbent," "He was able to raise a lot of PAC money quickly, but that's the power of the incumbent. We are going to raise enough that we will be competitive" External link

news-gazette Sunday, July 24, 2016 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "Mark is a dynamic hardworking entrepreneur who worked hard and took calculated risks to develop a great portfolio of products and was smart in growing incrementally over the years," External link

startribune Sunday, July 3, 2016 10:25:00 PM EAT



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Chris Mooney said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “people will hold Madigan up as the standard in terms of electoral success,” External link

suntimes Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Ralph Capparelli was essential to the success of Speaker Madigan’s leadership before retiring from the General Assembly,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Ralph Capparelli was essential to the success of Speaker Madigan’s leadership before retiring from the General Assembly,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 15, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Jim Durkin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Governor Pritzker, (Senate) President (Don) Harmon and (House Speaker) Mike Madigan were repeatedly warned about the dire shortfalls in the fantasy budget that relied upon the passage of the graduated tax and a ‘fingers crossed’ hope for a federal bailout,” External link

southernminn Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan Carroll said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “The message we wanted to send is that we are of differing backgrounds, differing political perspectives, but the one thing that we are unified on is that we will not be supporting Mike Madigan for the 102nd General Assembly. These are 19 ‘no’ votes and we’re pretty comfortable with where our position is,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Jim Durkin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “I think the vote yesterday was a referendum against Mike Madigan,” “I think it contributed to the loss of the constitutional amendment, but also contributed to our success. And this is really now up to his caucus to decide if they’re willing to live up to the statements they make year in and year out about bringing change to Springfield” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Jim Durkin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “The governor is obviously laser focused on promoting his graduated tax amendment, which is an amendment that will give Springfield politicians like Mike Madigan the unilateral authority to raise taxes at any time on any income bracket,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 9, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

George Ryan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “I always got along with Mike and we worked together pretty much to get things done for the state and we worked together when I was speaker and when I was governor,” External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, September 28, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Rod Blagojevich said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “We don’t have a government of the people, by the people and for the people,” “It is instead government of Mike Madigan, by Mike Madigan and for Mike Madigan” External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, September 28, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Jim Durkin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “The federal charges outlined in the ComEd prosecution highlight a scheme solely for the benefit of Speaker Madigan,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Rod Blagojevich said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "Think about this, $7 million from J.B. to Mike Madigan's campaign coffers in order to get Madigan to support him for governor, and frankly to pass his legislative agenda," "Madigan basically is holding him up for that campaign money, similar to what he does, what he tried to do with me" External link

patch Sunday, May 10, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rod Blagojevich said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "Think about this, $7 million from J.B. to Mike Madigan's campaign coffers in order to get Madigan to support him for governor, and frankly to pass his legislative agenda," "Madigan basically is holding him up for that campaign money, similar to what he does, what he tried to do with me" External link

patch Friday, February 28, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

John Cullerton said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “I’d like to think that they investigate crimes, not people. So I know of no, I have no reason to believe that Mike Madigan has done anything wrong,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 10, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

David Axelrod said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Mike Madigan…is a very deliberate, intentional and cautious person….[He] has always understood the lines and been careful about it,” “It would be surprising to me if there’s anything on those tapes that would be incriminating to him. I don’t know a more cautious guy in public life” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Dick Durbin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Goodness sakes. Could you imagine the former governor walking into a Mike Madigan gathering in the Capitol?” “The fact that he’s making this a bipartisan effort I think reassures people across the state he’s really going to do his level best to find bipartisan solutions” External link

suntimes Monday, January 14, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

John Jackson said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "Here, I think the key difference is Pritzker is going to get along with Madigan, he's going to get along with Cullerton, and Madigan and Cullerton want to get along with Pritzker," External link

wsiltv Friday, January 4, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Christine Radogno said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm hoping that we will be able to vote on this on Feb. 28, when the Senate comes back (from a break next week). The urgency here is critical. We have to get this moving," "If we don't get this moving by the 28th, we might as well just go home and then at that point, Mike Madigan can figure out what he's going to do. This is the only game in town" External link

news-gazette Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:29:00 PM EAT

Susana Mendoza told ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:02:00 PM EAT

Susana Mendoza told ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

Susana Mendoza told ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:55:00 AM EAT

Susana Mendoza told ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:44:00 AM EAT

Susana Mendoza said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

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Mike Madigan said : "We had a very robust discussion, I'm very pleased there are so many qualified candidates that offered themselves, and I'm very pleased at the background of those that offered themselves," External link

patch Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “After learning of alleged questionable conduct by Mr. Kodatt, it was suggested that he resign as state representative for the 22 nd District,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “After learning of alleged questionable conduct by Mr. Kodatt, it was suggested that he resign as state representative for the 22 nd District,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Democratic ) : "Over the last two decades, we have elected a diverse array of Democrats across Illinois and helped send a hometown Chicago leader to the White House, turning Illinois into a Democratic stronghold in the Midwest," External link

patch Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan recalled : “that I should make it my business to introduce myself to the mayor, which I did,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Ralph Capparelli was essential to the success of Speaker Madigan’s leadership before retiring from the General Assembly,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Ralph Capparelli was essential to the success of Speaker Madigan’s leadership before retiring from the General Assembly,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 15, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Chris Welch ) : "It is time for new leadership in the House. I wish all the best for Speaker-elect Welch as he begins a historic speakership. It is my sincere hope today that the caucus I leave to him and to all who will serve alongside him is stronger than when I began," "And as I look at the large and diverse Democratic majority we have built—full of young leaders ready to continue moving our state forward, strong women and people of color, and members representing all parts of our state—I am confident Illinois remains in good hands" External link

patch Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “As I have said many times in the past, I have always put the best interest of the House Democratic Caucus and our members first,” “The House Democratic Caucus can work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for Speaker” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “As I have said many times in the past, I have always put the best interest of the House Democratic Caucus and our members first,” “The House Democratic Caucus can work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for Speaker” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Democratic ) : “The decision on the next speaker of the Illinois House will be made at a caucus, after a full discussion of the issues facing our state and the qualifications of the candidates,” External link

thehill Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “Over the last several days, Democrats have laid out a case to the American people and the people of Illinois as to why we need to remove Donald Trump from office, including his assaults on the rights of women and workers are among the worst of Donald Trump’s actions,” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “I would suggest that the Illinois Republicans who want to pursue ethics reform go out to Washington, follow up on President Trump’s promise to drain the swamp,” “They can begin with Trump, the Attorney General [William Barr], [Former National Security Advisor] Michael Flynn, Roger Stone and others” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Democratic ) : “Once we come to some finality in terms of our discussion with the Illinois House Democratic Caucus then we’re going to move onto the remainder of the caucus,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan told : “It was on the table. It was under discussion. It continues to be under discussion. It will be under discussion when we reconvene whenever we’re able to do that,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “We’ve been adrift for four years going from one crisis to another,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “Memorializing people and a time that allowed slavery and fostered bigotry and oppression has no place in the Illinois House, where the work of all Illinoisans is conducted,” External link

suntimes Friday, July 10, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “We are all looking forward to a return to some semblance of normalcy — and certainly, as legislators, we are particularly interested in resuming normal operation of the House — but we must also recognize that these are not normal times,” “A pandemic is not swayed by our speeches, by our desire for normalcy, or by political expediency. But as we all acknowledge, social distancing and medically guided precautions have saved lives” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “we will seek another test for COVID-19 and/or self-quarantine for at least seven days,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "Conferring special advantages to one tier of the industry simultaneously puts other tiers at a disadvantage," External link

startribune Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Darren Bailey ) : "Like Governor Pritzker, I find Representative Bailey's lawsuit to be extremely reckless, at a time we can least afford it. The governor's actions have consistently reflected an understanding that, as we face this crisis, we must be guided by what is right not what is easy, comfortable or expedient. Clearly, we cannot say the same for all the leaders of our state," "It is my sincere hope that upon further review, this decision is reversed, and that our health care workers, first responders and loved ones are not unnecessarily subjected to added risk by such a short-sighted lawsuit" External link

patch Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "A brewer that is packaging their product in cans and bottles is experiencing a significant spike in those sales," External link

startribune Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "A brewer that is packaging their product in cans and bottles is experiencing a significant spike in those sales," External link

startribune Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "I would think that would be regrettable if we had to take that measure, but I do support it if that's what it takes to defend our second amendment rights," External link

wkbw Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan told : “We were proceeding under the usual rules of these matters, which is number one, to provide, to protect the welfare and the privacy of the victim,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about County State ) : “Based on information received during the investigation and subsequent to it, my office informed the appropriate authorities of the allegations and the investigation, including the Sangamon County State’s Attorney, the Secretary of State Capitol Police, and the Illinois State Police for further review and action,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “I spoke with the Governor and he confirmed the matter was referred to the appropriate authorities,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 10, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “These allegations are extremely troubling and I urge anyone with information to contact the appropriate authorities,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 10, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “These are extremely serious and troubling allegations. I had no knowledge of the incident referenced in the story and only learned of this today,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 10, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “These are extremely serious and troubling allegations,” “I had no knowledge of the incident referenced in the story and only learned of this today” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “What they’re doing is motivating us and making us determined to reelect him,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “As Speaker of the House, I am asking the committeemen responsible for filling the vacancy in the 3rd Representative District to do so without the participation of the 36th Ward,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "The report reaffirms much of what we have heard in the past, and I take responsibility for not doing enough to prevent these issues in my office," External link

wsiltv Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “There are some very controversial aspects to the proposal. No. 1 would be the proposal for the expungement of criminal records,” “The key on that issue is how far do you go in terms of expungement? If we’re talking about some teenager who was doing drugs and found guilty of possession, that’s one thing. If you’re talking about people who were actually in the business, dealers, and you want to expunge those records, that’s a different case” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “Among the minorities in the Legislature, they would argue that there oughta be some leg up for minorities in terms of licenses to cultivate or be a dispenser. Here again, language will be important in terms of finding 60 people to vote for the bill,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “I understand the ‘knock it off’ mentality is not enough, and we must, and will, do better moving forward,” “I commit to do more, and we must, and will, do better moving forward” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “We haven’t done enough. I take responsibility for that. I would never condone, sweep under the rug or refuse to take any step to ensure we did not eradicate any behavior of this kind,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan wrote : “In order to change this culture and ensure quality in the workplace, we must provide a positive work environment free from any type of harassment, including sexual harassment and bullying. I recognize this at [sic] starts at the top, which means it starts with me and each of you,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “His approach was to build his personal power. And then he’d have that personal power — then he’d have that personal power for what he wanted to do,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “In politics and in government, everybody makes mistakes. I make mistakes. And I spend a lot of time and I develop structures to try and prevent mistakes,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “We’re not interested in a quick killing here,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Democratic ) : “Well, you understand that there are certain legal requirements on separation and that’s what I would abide by. I’m an active member of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party has certain issue positions that its an adopted,” “I would become an advocate for those positions before the government, but I’m not going to engage in any inappropriate or illegal activity in terms of blending. I’m not going to do that” External link

suntimes Friday, February 1, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “I would not describe it as a close working relationship,” External link

suntimes Friday, February 1, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : “Most of the folks up north are not delivering,” External link

fox5sandiego Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

abcactionnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wkbw Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wtva Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “Most of the folks up north are not delivering,” External link

wsvn Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “There’s a few [distributors] that have heated trucks,” External link

wsvn Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

fox10tv Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

foxcarolina Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : “Most of the folks up north are not delivering,” External link

fox2now Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

kcci Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : “Most of the folks up north are not delivering,” External link

fox59 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wcvb Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wqad Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

Koat Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wlwt Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wmur Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wesh Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "Most of the folks up north are not delivering," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “To my knowledge, I am not under investigation by the Office of the U.S. Attorney, and I have not been contacted by the U.S. Attorney relative to Dan Solis,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Senate ) : “For the last four years, people working with people has not happened in the state of Illinois,” “Rather we simply got a series of ultimatums, my way or the highway” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “So we can move on to a new chapter where people work with people,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “I’m very anxious to continue to work with him,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : “As I look ahead, I believe that the end of my fourth term as attorney general will be the right time for me to seek a new challenge. I have dedicated my career to helping people. That will continue to be my focus, and I am looking forward to finding new ways to do that with the passion that I have brought to my work as attorney general,” External link

politico Friday, September 15, 2017 9:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "If revenue comes up short, those bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the city, i.e., the taxpayers. No question about it," External link

news-gazette Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "A bedrock principle of our government is the rule of law," "This is a political overreaction to the election of a president" External link

news-gazette Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "The truth is, the governor held hostage the budget-making to help his wealthy friends and large corporations," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "We have no intention of doing anything like that," "This has never been personal. I think he's a nice guy. We just have a strong difference of opinion on issues and about who ought to be running the state" External link

news-gazette Sunday, October 9, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "keeps a lot of good people out," External link

news-gazette Sunday, October 9, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "My opponent is running a TV advertisement that says that he is trying to eliminate legislative perks like lifetime health care for Springfield politicians," "Twenty-one months ago, he became a Springfield politician and at that time he had the ability, and still has the ability, to opt out of the pension system" External link

news-gazette Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan asserted : "I earned that damn pension. And it shall be paid and it will be paid. But you know what? It's not going to make or break me if I get it or not. Because I have made a success of myself outside of state government" External link

news-gazette Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "There is gross inefficiency in every agency and department in state government," "That's where we need to start" External link

news-gazette Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Illinois Senate ) : "Over the decades, the Illinois General Assembly has passed law after law that has given preferential treatment to themselves. It's time to end that, and I will sponsor and work for passage of legislation that will end legislative perks," External link

news-gazette Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "Citizens should serve a short period of time and return to their careers," External link

news-gazette Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "I signed my form, and I will submit it at my earliest opportunity after the election," External link

news-gazette Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "I don't think this should be a full-time, career position. I think it ought to be temporary public service," "My opponent is a lawyer. He can go practice law while he's not making law" External link

news-gazette Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan says : "I've had a lot of close friends in Champaign County donate to me that are enthusiastic about my campaign, but that's hard against the incumbent," "He was able to raise a lot of PAC money quickly, but that's the power of the incumbent. We are going to raise enough that we will be competitive" External link

news-gazette Sunday, July 24, 2016 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said : "Mark is a dynamic hardworking entrepreneur who worked hard and took calculated risks to develop a great portfolio of products and was smart in growing incrementally over the years," External link

startribune Sunday, July 3, 2016 10:25:00 PM EAT



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big boss1.61%EN02/19/201719/02/2017
governor1.61%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
challenger3.23%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
member1.61%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
political boss1.61%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
democrat1.61%EN11/05/201605/11/2016
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republican11.29%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
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ceo1.61%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
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président3.23%FR01/09/200909/01/2009
Names Lang Count
Mike MadiganEN97.99%
Mike MadiganFR2.01%


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Chris Mooney said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “people will hold Madigan up as the standard in terms of electoral success,” External link

suntimes Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Ralph Capparelli was essential to the success of Speaker Madigan’s leadership before retiring from the General Assembly,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Madigan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Ralph Capparelli was essential to the success of Speaker Madigan’s leadership before retiring from the General Assembly,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 15, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Jim Durkin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Governor Pritzker, (Senate) President (Don) Harmon and (House Speaker) Mike Madigan were repeatedly warned about the dire shortfalls in the fantasy budget that relied upon the passage of the graduated tax and a ‘fingers crossed’ hope for a federal bailout,” External link

southernminn Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan Carroll said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “The message we wanted to send is that we are of differing backgrounds, differing political perspectives, but the one thing that we are unified on is that we will not be supporting Mike Madigan for the 102nd General Assembly. These are 19 ‘no’ votes and we’re pretty comfortable with where our position is,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Jim Durkin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “I think the vote yesterday was a referendum against Mike Madigan,” “I think it contributed to the loss of the constitutional amendment, but also contributed to our success. And this is really now up to his caucus to decide if they’re willing to live up to the statements they make year in and year out about bringing change to Springfield” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Jim Durkin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “The governor is obviously laser focused on promoting his graduated tax amendment, which is an amendment that will give Springfield politicians like Mike Madigan the unilateral authority to raise taxes at any time on any income bracket,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 9, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

George Ryan said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “I always got along with Mike and we worked together pretty much to get things done for the state and we worked together when I was speaker and when I was governor,” External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, September 28, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Rod Blagojevich said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “We don’t have a government of the people, by the people and for the people,” “It is instead government of Mike Madigan, by Mike Madigan and for Mike Madigan” External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, September 28, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Jim Durkin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “The federal charges outlined in the ComEd prosecution highlight a scheme solely for the benefit of Speaker Madigan,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Rod Blagojevich said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "Think about this, $7 million from J.B. to Mike Madigan's campaign coffers in order to get Madigan to support him for governor, and frankly to pass his legislative agenda," "Madigan basically is holding him up for that campaign money, similar to what he does, what he tried to do with me" External link

patch Sunday, May 10, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Rod Blagojevich said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "Think about this, $7 million from J.B. to Mike Madigan's campaign coffers in order to get Madigan to support him for governor, and frankly to pass his legislative agenda," "Madigan basically is holding him up for that campaign money, similar to what he does, what he tried to do with me" External link

patch Friday, February 28, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

John Cullerton said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “I’d like to think that they investigate crimes, not people. So I know of no, I have no reason to believe that Mike Madigan has done anything wrong,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 10, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

David Axelrod said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Mike Madigan…is a very deliberate, intentional and cautious person….[He] has always understood the lines and been careful about it,” “It would be surprising to me if there’s anything on those tapes that would be incriminating to him. I don’t know a more cautious guy in public life” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Dick Durbin said ( about Mike Madigan ) : “Goodness sakes. Could you imagine the former governor walking into a Mike Madigan gathering in the Capitol?” “The fact that he’s making this a bipartisan effort I think reassures people across the state he’s really going to do his level best to find bipartisan solutions” External link

suntimes Monday, January 14, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

John Jackson said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "Here, I think the key difference is Pritzker is going to get along with Madigan, he's going to get along with Cullerton, and Madigan and Cullerton want to get along with Pritzker," External link

wsiltv Friday, January 4, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Christine Radogno said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm hoping that we will be able to vote on this on Feb. 28, when the Senate comes back (from a break next week). The urgency here is critical. We have to get this moving," "If we don't get this moving by the 28th, we might as well just go home and then at that point, Mike Madigan can figure out what he's going to do. This is the only game in town" External link

news-gazette Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:29:00 PM EAT

Susana Mendoza told ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:02:00 PM EAT

Susana Mendoza told ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

Susana Mendoza told ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:55:00 AM EAT

Susana Mendoza told ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:44:00 AM EAT

Susana Mendoza said ( about Mike Madigan ) : "I'm running against (Rauner), and when this election is over and I beat him on Nov. 8, he's not going to be able to hide behind some story that he got beat by the big powerful Irishman named Mike Madigan from the South Side," External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT