Michael Madigan Still Holds The Reins In Illinois Democratic Party

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 in Springfield, Ill. John O’Connor/AP file photo
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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 in Springfield, Ill. John O’Connor/AP file photo

Michael Madigan Still Holds The Reins In Illinois Democratic Party

Longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was re-elected as the chair of the state’s Democratic party earlier this week. The development was not a big surprise, but the vote did come shortly after Madigan was accused of not being forthright about allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct by some of his employees.

Morning Shift talks to WBEZ state politics reporter Tony Arnold about the latest on Michael Madigan.