House Speaker Madigan’s Path To Reelection Is Difficult, But Not Impossible

The embattled House speaker is six votes shy of the 60 he needs to retain his leadership position during January’s election.

Michael Madigan
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan faces opposition for re-election to the speaker position from 19 Democrats. WBEZ
Michael Madigan
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan faces opposition for re-election to the speaker position from 19 Democrats. WBEZ

House Speaker Madigan’s Path To Reelection Is Difficult, But Not Impossible

The embattled House speaker is six votes shy of the 60 he needs to retain his leadership position during January’s election.

An Illinois House probe into the political dealings of Speaker Michael Madigan abruptly ended Monday when a committee of lawmakers investigating him said it found no evidence of wrongdoing. WBEZ’s Dan Mihalopoulos has the latest from Springfield.

GUEST: Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ investigative reporter on government and politics