During the final three months of 2020, ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan spent more than $1 million for work by a Chicago law firm specializing in white-collar criminal cases, newly filed state campaign records show.
The $1.03 million the Friends of Michael J. Madigan political fund spent with Katten Muchin Rosenman represents a sharp uptick in legal spending by the Chicago Democrat and comes as a federal bribery probe intensified.
During the first three quarters of last year, Madigan’s campaign committee spent about $726,000 with the firm.
As I’ve told you before, Madigan spent $2.66 million on lawyers between July of 2017 and July of last year.
* Madigan no longer ‘Mr. Speaker,’ but he’s still ‘Public Official A’