Longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and newly elected Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s may soon find themselves locked in a game of "who’s the boss?" when it comes to who holds final say over their Democratic caucus.
Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) contributed $21.1 million to 30 state House races this election cycle, including $3,445,351 to 22 fellow Democrats in the week leading up to Tuesday’s general election.
Illinois saw largely blue in Tuesday's election results, with Democrats taking offices for the governor, comptroller and attorney general, flipping two U.S. Congressional seats and fortifying a hold on the state House.
Democrats widened their control of the Illinois House of Representatives to at least 71 seats in a midterm election that saw voter turnout outpace 2014 totals, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of voter tallies.