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Northwest Herald, Joliet Herald-News and DeKalb Daily Chronicle
to host online screening of “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics”
CHICAGO (Oct. 24, 2016) — Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, three daily newspapers in Illinois will host online screenings of the new documentary “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics.” This 60-minute documentary takes an unprecedented look at the life and influence of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, one of the state’s most powerful political figures of all time. The documentary will be available to watch at the Northwest Herald’s website (nwherald.com), the website for the Herald-News in Joliet (theherald-news.com) and the DeKalb Daily Chronicle’s website (daily-chronicle.com). The documentary will be available to watch at these websites through 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Illinois is one of only 14 states without term limits, and this documentary highlights the influence an officeholder can wield in the absence of term limits. Madigan is the longest-serving House speaker in Illinois history and in the nation currently. He became an Illinois lawmaker in 1971 and has been speaker of the House in Illinois for all but two years since 1983. Since Madigan first became House speaker, Illinois has had six different governors, more than 200 state senators and more than 500 state representatives.
In addition to streaming online, “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics” is also screening this week at theaters in the Chicago suburbs and on TV downstate. Tickets for the movie theater screenings can be purchased at michaelmadigan.com.
Upcoming TV schedule
Harrisburg/southern Illinois: Noon Sunday, Oct. 30, on WSIL (ABC)
Quad Cities: 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, on WQAD (ABC)
Rockford: 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, on WTVO (ABC)
Upcoming theatre screenings
Chicago: 6 p.m. tonight at Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St. (SOLD OUT)
Elmhurst: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at York Theatre, 150 N. York St.
Elk Grove Village: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Elk Grove Theatre, 1050 Elk Grove Town Center.
Gurnee: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Gurnee Mills Cinema, 6144 Grand Ave.
Naperville: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Classic Cinemas, 1227 E. Ogden Ave.
Wilmette: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue.
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