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Whisper follows former speaker; Madigan lost gavel, but he's still 'Public Official A' in probe

Jan 22, 2021 - Chicago Tribune
Board and Executive Moves

After four decades at the helm of Illinois politics, Michael Madigan may no longer be "Mr. Speaker," but he still retains a decidedly more ignominious title.

Public Official A.

Madigan, whose record run as House speaker ended in stunning fashion last week, remains the unnamed politician at the center of an ongoing federal corruption probe that so far has led to bribery charges against one of his closest confidants and several others tied to utility giant Commonwealth Edison.