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The Crisis Cast

Sep 6, 2023

Time to get back to examining public trust in state government, through the reign of the former Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan.

In this episode, Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin bring Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune back to our chat room.  Ray spent nearly three weeks covering the perjury trial of Tim Mapes, who was Speaker Madigan’s Chief of Staff for over two decades.  What did the Mapes verdict signal about Madigan's upcoming trial?  Is Illinois getting any closer to cleanliness in Springfield?  

Buckle your safety belt for another trip through the remarkable influence of The Velvet Hammer.