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THE FORMER SPEAKER SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION, EFFECTIVE AT THE END OF THE MONTH, SAYING HE IS LEAVING OFFICE AT PEACE WITH HIS DECISION AND PROUD OF THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS HE HAS MADE TO THE STATE. GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER WISHED HIM WELL AND WAS ASKED BY REPORTERS IF MADIGAN LEAVING IS A GOOD THING FOR STATE GOVERNMENT IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT COM-ED SCANDAL.

 

 

PRITZKER WAS ASKED BY REPORTERS IF MADIGAN'S RESIGNATION IS GOOD FOR GOVERNMENT GIVEN THE RECENT SCANDALS SURROUNDING THE FORMER SPEAKER. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THOSE TYPES OF ACCUSATIONS UNFORTUNATELY REFLECT POORLY ON PUBLIC SERVICE IN GENERAL.

 

 

MADIGAN SERVED IN THE ILLINOIS HOUSE FOR 50 YEARS AND WAS THE LONGEST SERVING HOUSE SPEAKER IN U-S HISTORY.

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