Has your Illinois state representative called on Madigan to resign?

Has your Illinois state representative called on Madigan to resign?

Pressure is growing on the longest-serving state House speaker in American history to resign as federal investigators probe his relationships with corporate lobbyists.

Michael Madigan is feeling pressure from inside his own party to resign as Illinois House speaker and as president of the Democratic Party of Illinois.

Nine Democratic lawmakers have made unconditional calls for him to leave the leadership roles in the wake of federal charges filed against ComEd that implicated Madigan. Other Democrats have followed Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s lead in making a more nuanced rebuke, asking for Madigan’s resignation if the allegations are proved.

Check here to find out who your state representative and senator are, then check our list below to see if they have made an unqualified demand for Madigan’s resignation. You will also find their phone numbers in case you want your lawmakers to know where you stand on Madigan’s continued leadership. They are:

Senate Democrats

  • Melinda Bush, of Grayslake
  • Iris Martinez, of Chicago
  • Heather Steans, of Chicago

House Democrats

  • Kelly Cassidy, of Chicago
  • Terra Costa Howard, of Glen Ellyn
  • Stephanie Kifowit, of Oswego
  • Lindsey LaPointe, of Chicago
  • Jonathan “Yoni” Pizer, of Chicago
  • Anne Stava-Murray, of Naperville

House Republicans

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, filed House Resolution 885 outlining who has no confidence in Madigan’s ability to serve as speaker. It calls for a vote to remove him from that position. The current and pending sponsors are:

  • Darren Bailey, of Louisville
  • Mark Batinick, of Plainfield
  • Tom Bennett, of Gibson City
  • Avery Bourne, of Raymond
  • Dan Brady, of Normal
  • Terri Bryant, of Murphysboro
  • Tim Butler, of Springfield
  • John Cabello, of Rockford
  • Dan Caulkins, of Decatur
  • Andrew S. Chesney, of Freeport
  • D. Davidsmeyer, of Jacksonville
  • Tom Demmer, of Dixon
  • Randy Frese, of Paloma
  • Amy Grant, of Wheaton
  • Brad Halbrook, of Shelbyville
  • Norine K. Hammond, of Macomb
  • Jeff Keicher, of Sycamore
  • Mike Marron, of Fithian
  • Deanne Mazzochi, of Elmhurst
  • Tony McCombie, of Savanna
  • Margo McDermed, of Mokena
  • David McSweeney, of Barrington Hills
  • Charles Meier, of Okawville
  • Chris Miller, of Oakland
  • Tom Morrison, of Palatine
  • Mike Murphy, of Springfield
  • Lindsay Parkhurst, of Kankakee
  • Steven Reick, of Woodstock
  • Dave Severin, of Benton
  • Allen Skillicorn, of East Dundee
  • Keith Sommer, of Morton
  • Joe Sosnowski, of Rockford
  • Ryan Spain, of Peoria
  • Bradley Stephens, of Rosemont
  • Daniel Swanson, of Woodhall
  • Dan Ugaste, of Geneva
  • Mike Unes, of East Peoria
  • Tom Weber, of Lake Villa
  • Grant Wehrli, of Naperville
  • David Welter, of Morris
  • Keith Wheeler, of Oswego
  • Blaine Wilhour, of Beecher City
  • Patrick Windhorst, of Metropolis

The Illinois Senate Republican Caucus issued a statement on behalf of all their members calling on Madigan to resign as speaker of the House. The members are:

  • Neil Anderson, of Moline
  • Jason Barickman, of Bloomington
  • Bill Brady, of Bloomington
  • John F. Curran, of Downers Grove
  • Donald DeWitte, of St. Charles
  • Dale Fowler, of Harrisburg
  • Steve McClure, of Springfield
  • Dan McConchie, of Hawthorn Woods
  • Jim Oberweis, of Sugar Grove
  • Jason Plummer, of Edwardsville
  • Sue Rezin, of Morris
  • Dale Righter, of Mattoon
  • Chapin Rose, of Mahomet
  • Paul Schimpf, of Waterloo
  • Brian Stewart, of Freeport
  • Dave Syverson, of Rockford
  • Jil Tracy, of Quincy
  • Chuck Weaver, of North Peoria
  • Craig Wilcox, of McHenry

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