If you haven’t seen “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics”

Democrats running for election should have to state why they aren’t a Madigan puppet!  Watch for more info.


Northwest Herald, Joliet Herald-News and DeKalb Daily Chronicle

to host online screening of “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics”

Full-length documentary will be available to watch online at newspapers’ websites starting at 7 p.m. tonight through 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26

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.


Illinois Policy Action is the advocacy arm of the Illinois Policy Institute. IPA was established in 2013 as a vehicle for taxpayers to join together and amplify their voice in the Illinois Statehouse. It operates as a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(4) organization. The Illinois Policy Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education organization dedicated to making Illinois a beacon of liberty and prosperity for all citizens. To learn more, visit illinoispolicy.org.


Christina Hibbert
Government Affairs Outreach Coordinator

Illinois Policy Institute/Illinois Policy Action


8 thoughts on “If you haven’t seen “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics”

  1. I just got this post after being out of town. I click on all there links, got to the page, but it would not load on any of them.


  2. I’ve heard this is really good…and eye opening. I’ve had co workers (ISU), who are quite liberal, who watched this and were absolutely appalled.


  3. The really scary part is that, ideologically, Mike Madigan is one of the most moderate Illinois elected Democrats. Anybody who replaces him will be much, much farther to the Loony Left, so be careful what you wish for.


      1. Madigan is a crook, no doubt, and I am no fan. But ideologically, he is probably the least hard Left of elected Illinois Democrats. His successor will be much worse, from a policy and philosophy standpoint. I’m disappointed you don’t see the validity of my comment.


        1. He hides and rarely does interviews. Everyday Democrats can’t see how bad he is. A loud left wing nut would shake voters enough to make DRASTIC changes in Illinois. Way too many people don’t know Madigan and his daughter are the problem.


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