* The setup…
The crumbling of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s inner circle amid one ethics scandal after another is the most serious threat to the longest-serving state House Speaker’s power, according to a longtime observer.
Madigan’s longtime chief of staff was fired [last] week. A leading ally in the House was demoted. Another is retiring. And there are calls for independent investigations into the speaker’s office from within his own caucus. […]
University of Illinois at Springfield politics professor emeritus Kent Redfield has been following Illinois politics since 1975. […]
“This is a much more serious threat to the Speaker’s power and his longevity than anytime in my memory,” Redfield said.
* The Question: On a scale of one to five, with five being the most threatening, how would you rate this #MeToo threat to Madigan’s power and longevity? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.
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