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Michael J. Madigan (born April 19, 1942) is a politician in the U.S. state of Illinois, serving as a Democratic member of the Illinois General Assembly. He is currently Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois. April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Illinois General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... It has been suggested that Speakers of the House be merged into this article or section. ... The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... The Democratic Party of Illinois is a political party and affiliate of the United States Democratic Party in Illinois. ...

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Early life

Madigan was born in Chicago and has lived there most of his life. He attended college at the University of Notre Dame and graduated from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Madigan represents the 22nd Representative District on Chicago's southwest side. He has also served for many years as Democratic Committeeman of the 13th ward. His is generally considered one of the more effective ward organizations at a time when the vote-getting power of such groups has declined notably. This article is about Illinois largest city. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of and actually connecting to South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the only law school on the Magnificent Mile of Chicagos North Michigan Avenue. ...


Legislative Career

He has been Speaker of the Illinois House since 1982, with the exception of 1995–96 when Republicans took control of the chamber. Madigan engineered a Democratic comeback and regained his majority at the elections of November 1996, which he continues to defend today. He has feuded with other Democratic leaders since 2002 -- when Democrats took control of all branches of the state government -- most notably Governor Rod Blagojevich and Senate President Emil Jones. Milorad Rod R. Blagojevich (pronounced IPA:  , born December 10, 1956) is an American politician from the state of Illinois. ... Emil Jones, Jr. ...


Personal life

Speaker Madigan and his wife, Shirley, have four children: Lisa, Tiffany, Nicole, and Andrew.


His daughter, Lisa Madigan, is the Illinois Attorney General. Lisa Madigan (born July 30, 1966 in Chicago) is the current and 41st Attorney General of the U.S. state of Illinois. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ...


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Illinois House Democrats (288 words)
Michael J. Madigan was elected Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 95th General Assembly on January 10, 2007.
Representative Madigan was elected House Democratic Leader in 1981 and 1995.
Speaker Madigan and his wife, Shirley, are the parents of three daughters -- Lisa, Tiffany and Nicole; and a son -- Andrew.
Michael Madigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (248 words)
Michael J. Madigan (April 19, 1942—) is a politician in the U.S. state of Illinois, serving as a Democratic member of the Illinois General Assembly.
Madigan was born in Chicago and has lived there most of his life.
Madigan represents the 22nd Representative District on Chicago's southwest side.
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