Speaker Michael J. Madigan
300 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
6500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 581-9414 (fax)
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.
Speaker Madigan: “Today, I wrote to the Democratic committee members responsible for filling the vacancy in the 3rd Representative District, and asked them to conduct their process without the participation of the 36th Ward. Any process that includes the participation of the 36th Ward – whether by direct vote or by proxy – would call the legitimacy of the appointment into question, and the qualifications of their candidate would be challenged by the full Illinois House of Representatives.”
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Wednesday.
Office of the Speaker Releases Report of Workplace Culture: Independent Report Cites Important Changes Already in Place, Recommends Further Actions to Improve Overall Capitol Culture
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, in collaboration with an advisory group of women members of the House Democratic Caucus, today released – in full – an unredacted report prepared by Maggie Hickey, a former federal prosecutor and Inspector General for Governor Rauner, detailing the findings of her independent review of the workplace culture within the Office of the Speaker and providing insight into the environment in the Capitol. In 2018, Speaker Madigan and an advisory group comprised of female members requested Hickey conduct a thorough review of prior allegations of harassment and make recommendations for improvements.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A major package of stronger protections against sexual harassment and state ethics reforms championed by Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House Democrats is now law.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Thursday regarding the signing of Senate Bill 1890, which strengthens state law against human trafficking:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Tuesday regarding House passage of the Reproductive Health Act:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Monday after voting to adopt a Fair Tax amendment, taking a first step towards tax relief for 97% of Illinois families.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan is leading a major crackdown on criminals who exploit women and children, introducing tough financial penalties and new resources for law enforcement.
“After four years of unprecedented crisis, we are still uncovering the extent of the damage to our state’s budget. Bruce Rauner’s budget crisis has left us with billions of dollars in unpaid bills, frayed our social service infrastructure, and squandered $1 billion on late payment penalties instead of funding our schools, health care and critical human services.”