political Madigan Fires Political Consultant After Inappropriate Texts By Associated Press • Feb 12, 2018 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has dismissed a long-time political consultant after an investigation found he sent inappropriate text messages to a colleague. Illinois Delays Sending Voter Data to Multi-State Program By Associated Press • Jan 16, 2018 Illinois will postpone submitting fresh voter data to a controversial multi-state voter registration database because the Kansas-based program hasn't offered an updated security plan. An Illinois College Sued Over 'Free Speech Zone' By Associated Press • Jan 12, 2018 A suburban Chicago college student is suing her school for allegedly violating her free-speech rights by prohibiting her from handing out flyers from a socialist group that read, "Shut Down Capitalism." Illinois' 200th Birthday Party Gets Late Start, Low Budget By Associated Press • Oct 16, 2017 Planning for Illinois' bicentennial celebration lags behind recent anniversaries elsewhere. Top IL Republican Christine Radogno Resigning By Brian Mackey • Jun 29, 2017 As Illinois’ top political leaders struggle to end a two year budget standoff, one of them has announced she’s resigning. Group pushes for statewide redistricting change By Alex Rusciano • May 7, 2015 A group wants voters in Illinois to weigh-in on changing the way state political districts are crafted. But this isn’t the first push to that end: Speaker Madigan attacks Better Government Association By Tony Arnold • Oct 30, 2013 Listen Listening... / 0:55 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is attacking a political watchdog group. IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.