* Madigan has opposed this idea in the past, so maybe this is a good sign. From a press release…
Madigan Directs House Committee to Consider Rauner Proposal to Sell Thompson Center
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago, issued the following statement Friday:
“In his recent Budget Address, Governor Rauner prioritized the sale of the James R. Thompson Center. In keeping with my commitment to work cooperatively with the governor, I’ve directed the House State Government Administration Committee to consider legislation requested by Governor Rauner that would allow for the sale, lease or other redevelopment of the Thompson Center.
“While technical questions pertaining to the sale remain, it is my intention to work with the governor on developing a course of action for the Thompson Center that best serves the interests of the people of Illinois.”