The End Of An Era: Michael Madigan Hands Reigns Over To New House Speaker

After nearly four decades in power, recent scandals and investigations surrounding Michael Madigan left him politically vulnerable.

Michael Madigan
Then-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Springfield. Seth Perlman / Associated Press
Michael Madigan
Then-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Springfield. Seth Perlman / Associated Press

The End Of An Era: Michael Madigan Hands Reigns Over To New House Speaker

After nearly four decades in power, recent scandals and investigations surrounding Michael Madigan left him politically vulnerable.

After three and half decades in power, Michael Madigan is no longer speaker of the Illinois House. Reset takes a look at his rise and fall, and learns more about the state lawmaker who will take the reins: Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch.

GUESTS: Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter

John Chase, director of investigations for Better Government Association