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New federal judge Seeger assigned to preside over sex harassment retaliation suit vs Madigan, IL Dems
Chicago’s newest federal judge will preside over the sexual harassment retaliation case vs Illinois' powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan
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.
Judge says Illinois Democrats can't sidestep female staffer's sex harassment suit vs Madigan, political orgs
The Illinois Democratic Party will not be allowed to easily sidestep a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed Illinois Democrats, led by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, blackballed her in retaliation for complaining of sexual harassment at the hands of a Madigan operative and brother of a powerful Chicago alderman.
IL Dems ask to be cut from sex harassment suit from woman who claims Madigan, others didn't protect her
Asking a federal judge to dismiss it from a lawsuit brought by a former campaign worker against several political organizations connected to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, the Democratic Party of Illinois said it isn't liable for sexual harassment the woman said she suffered at the hands of a Madigan aide.
Saying she was ignored, belittled and then effectively shunned and fired, a female former campaign worker for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political organizations has sued her former employers for allegedly doing next to nothing to address the sexual harassment she said she suffered at the hands of a high-ranking operative within the Madigan organization and the brother of a Chicago alderman.
IL Dems inconsistent on state, federal budget talks? All just political 'game of chicken,' observers say
IIllinois Democrats who spent the last two years chiding state Republicans and Gov. Bruce Rauner for attempting to link "nonbudget" reforms to negotiations over the state budget, also supported Democratic U.S. senators' attempt to shut down the federal government over nonbudget immigration reform proposals. Yet, that's just how the game is played, say observers.
An attorney connected to powerful Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan has filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court to block a referendum from landing on the ballot, which would ask Illinois voters to reform the way Illinois creates the legislative districts from which state lawmakers are elected.