Rep. Michael J. Madigan
Attorney; born April 19, 1942, in Chicago; graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Law School; House Majority Leader, 80th and 81st General Assemblies; House Minority Leader, 82nd and 89th General Assemblies; Speaker of the House, 83rd to 88th General Assemblies and 90th to 100th General Assemblies; married (wife, Shirley), has three daughters, one son, and four grandchildren.
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.”
“Today we made history in Illinois by increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour for the hardest working people in our state. We heard from people across Illinois and took their message to heart.”
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and members of the House Democratic Women’s Caucus are calling on the Trump administration to stop a plan to roll back protections against sexual harassment in public schools and college campuses.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday announcing his appointment of state Rep. Greg Harris as House majority leader.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan, House Democrats and advocates for the middle class are calling out Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republicans for refusing to consider fair tax reform that would provide relief for the middle class while making the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share.
House Democrats Advance Measures to Combat Harassment, Commit to Continuing Effort to Change Culture
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of an ongoing effort to change the culture at the State Capitol and beyond, Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House Democrats are advancing a series of measures to further crack down on workplace discrimination and harassment, fully investigate all allegations, impose tougher new penalties for violations, and continue to pursue workplace reform in government and in the private sector.