House Speaker Mike Madigan has once again proven you can expect the unexpected as he oversaw the successful push for a new budget and tax increase.
One man who has seen Madigan's work behind the scenes is former Senate Minority Leader Frank Watson. The Greenville Republican says Madigan speaks softly and carries a big stick.
Watson is still amazed how Madigan has stood the test of time.
Watson served as Senate Minority Leader from 2002 until suffering a stroke in 2008.