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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cicero's Dominick fights subpoena in Madigan 'sham candidates' suit, says subpoena result of 'grudge'
Cicero Town President Larry Dominick is alleging the attorney for a failed primary challenger to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who is claiming in federal court Madigan pulled strings to undercut his candidacy, is playing to the media and engaging in other dirty tricks to force Dominick to answer questions in a deposition about Madigan’s power.
A Chicago federal judge has refused to allow attorneys for a failed primary challenger to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan the chance to obtain a copy of a 2014 inspector general’s report detailing the ways Madigan wields clout and influence in Illinois, saying the contents of the report would be of no value to the ex-candidate’s lawsuit accusing Madigan of pulling strings and using underhanded tactics to undercut his candidacy.
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.
Madigan opposes release of 2014 IG report discussing clout, says not relevant to suit over 'sham candidates'
Illinois’ powerful Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan has formally joined the court fight to prevent a former candidate who is suing the speaker and some of his political allies, from obtaining the release of a 2014 inspector general’s report his lawyer says is needed to substantiate the ex-candidate’s claims, by shedding light on how Madigan’s political organization operates.