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217 Today: Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is indicted on federal charges

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan potentially faces decades in prison if he’s convicted of alleged racketeering.

  • Illinois Democrats say they’re focused on the future following the indictment of former speaker of the House Michael Madigan.

  • Elsewhere, a network of legal aid groups across Illinois is hoping to expand by asking the state for more money.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear more on the indictment of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Mariah Woelfel, Alex Degman, Emily Hays and Hannah Meisel.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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