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Madigan Resigns As State Democratic Party Chairman

Feb 22, 2021
Madigan at a podium
Jerry Nowicki / Capitol News Illinois

Former Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan announced Monday that he is resigning as chairman of the state Democratic Party, a post he has held since 1998.

The announcement came just days after Madigan resigned his seat in the House after a 50-year career in the General Assembly.

Ex-House Speaker Michael Madigan To Resign Seat

Feb 18, 2021

Former House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, 78, announced Thursday he will step down from the state House of Representatives after 50 years in office.

Mike Madigan raising right arm
Seth Perlman / AP

In what could become one of the biggest shifts of political power in Illinois in decades, Mike Madigan  announced Monday he's suspending his campaign for Illinois House Speaker.