Mar 16, 2022
Ray Long, was cub reporter at the Statehouse in Springfield when
he first encountered former Speaker of the Illinois House, Michael
Madigan, during the 1980s. Long’s book, The House
That Madigan Built, is the definitive account of a machine
politician who led a vast patronage army.
In this episode, Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin excavate the crisis of ‘trust’ in government.