Speaker Michael J. Madigan

(D-Chicago)
22nd District

Speaker Michael J. Madigan

 

Springfield Office:
300 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5350

 

District Office:
6500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 581-8000
(773) 581-9414 (fax)

Biography
Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan has worked to build consensus, improve the quality of life for residents across all regions of Illinois, and work in a cooperative and bipartisan manner to address Illinois’ most pressing issues. He advocates for honest, efficient government and has fought to strengthen the financial security of middle-class families. Under his leadership, the Legislature has enacted sweeping ethics laws, the first campaign finance limits in state history, and needed reforms to the state budget process and workers’ compensation system.

Madigan is focused on protecting critical services like health care; quality schools; services for the elderly, disabled and struggling families; and resources for other vulnerable residents.

Madigan is also leading House Democratic efforts to revitalize Illinois’ economy by lifting up the middle class. Madigan has passed legislation demanding equal pay for women, protecting access to health care for individuals with pre-existing conditions, and raising wages for working families while also providing assistance to small and medium-sized employers.

Madigan helped pass landmark education funding reform, increasing investment in public elementary and high schools.

Speaker Madigan was first elected as a delegate to the 1970 Constitutional Convention and then as a state Representative the same year. He was born April 19, 1942, in the district he now represents. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University School of Law and practices law in Chicago.

Madigan and his wife, Shirley, have three daughters, a son and four grandchildren.

Statement from Speaker Madigan

Statement from Speaker Madigan

Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Wednesday following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State Address.

Statement from Speaker Madigan

Statement from Speaker Madigan

CHICAGO – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Monday: “Senator Harmon is a very accomplished legislator, and I am confident we will have a strong working relationship.”