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An unsuccessful election opponent of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who is suing the speaker and his “minions” for allegedly running “sham” candidates to draw votes from him, is arguing that Madigan’s motion to toss the suit should be rejected because Madigan forces “debased” the voting process.
Madigan forces claim nothing wrong with placing 'sham' candidates on ballot to defeat Hispanic opponent
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and some of his allies are arguing they were exercising free speech when they allegedly ran two Hispanic "sham candidates" to lure votes from a Hispanic primary challenger to Madigan, who is now suing Madigan and others on grounds such alleged tactics were unlawful.
Judge junks tow company's suit vs politically-connected Cicero town attorney, who is divorcing tow owner's daughter
A Cook County judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Cicero tow truck operator against Cicero's politically-connected town lawyer, which accused the lawyer of sabotaging the tow operator's contract with the town of Cicero, when the tow company owner's daughter filed for divorce from the lawyer.
Ex-Democratic staffer: Chicago Teachers Union documents will show Madigan forces blackballed her for harassment complaint
A woman claiming Illinois Democrats, led by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, have denied her jobs after she complained a Madigan operative sexually harassed her, is trying to force a reluctant Chicago Teachers Union to turn over documents to aid her lawsuit.
Chicago Ald. Burke indicted over alleged shakedowns to benefit property tax law firm Klafter & Burke
Federal prosecutors have added more charges against Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, accusing the once-powerful Chicago alderman of attempting to use his position as then-chairman of the city’s Finance Committee to push the developer of the Old Post Office redevelopment project to sign on as a client at Burke’s property tax appeal law firm.
Different IL A/G 'opinion' could backfire casinos' effort to block fantasy sports sites from IL sports betting market
A provision intended to use an "advisory opinion" from former Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madign to keep online daily fantasy sports sites from grabbing a piece of a new legal Illinois sports betting market for three years could also penalize the casino and race track operators supporting the penalty, as they also could run afoul of a different advisory opinion, authored in 2001 by former Ill. Atty. Gen. Jim Ryan.
Judge orders contempt arrest of two suspected of aiding Madigan's alleged 2016 sham candidates effort
A Chicago federal judge has ordered the arrest of two men who are suspected of helping the political organization of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, after the men have allegedly repeatedly ignored requests from the court to testify under oath in a lawsuit accusing Madigan and his organization of dirty election tricks.
New filing offers more details about ex-Madigan staffer's alleged blackballing that followed harassment complaint
The woman who has claimed Democrats in Illinois and Chicago, led by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, blackballed her in retaliation for complaining of sexual harassment at the hands of a Madigan operative, has provided further details to her claims, naming names of prominent Chicago Democrats who declined to hire her out of fear of further retribution from Madigan’s team.
Contentious Del Galdo divorce case leads to court fight over Cicero town attorney's funding, political ties
A contentious divorce case involving a lawyer who represents the town of Cicero and a host of other local governments in Chicago’s suburbs has produced a pitched courtroom battle over his estranged wife’s efforts to reveal who pays him, how much he earns and the depth of his purported links to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other prominent Democratic lawmakers, and other influential figures in Illinois government.
Lawsuit: Madigan, Quinn political org made threats, committed fraud to keep young alderman candidate off ballot
A teenaged Chicago City Council candidate has filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and his political organization, as well as others whom he said illegally opposed his campaign.