LISTEN: Speaker Madigan Tried To Get State Jobs For Family Of Chairman Investigating ComEd Scandal

State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch of Hillside is the chairman of the bipartisan panel investigating the powerful House speaker’s role in the ComEd scandal.

House Speaker Madigan Open to Tax Hike
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House Speaker Madigan Open to Tax Hike
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LISTEN: Speaker Madigan Tried To Get State Jobs For Family Of Chairman Investigating ComEd Scandal

State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch of Hillside is the chairman of the bipartisan panel investigating the powerful House speaker’s role in the ComEd scandal.

WBEZ has obtained records that show powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan tried to get state jobs last year for people close to the chairman of a legislative committee that’s been tasked with investigating his role in the ComEd bribery scandal.

Reset checks in WBEZ’s Dan Mihalopoulos for the latest on this story.

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