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Ray Long: The triumphs and travails of Michael Madigan – Episode 36

Simoncast Guest: Ray Long
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Simoncast host John Shaw interviews Ray Long about his new book.

Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Ray Long talks about his book "The House That Madigan Built," which covers the long and powerful career of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and serves as an unofficial primer on Illinois politics. We also discuss the former speaker's fall from grace and the federal racketeering charges he now faces.

Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. This podcast is produced through a partnership with WSIU Public Radio. For more, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts.

John T. Shaw joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as director in January 2018. He established the Institute’s “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda with its Restoring American Statesmanship, Renewing Illinois, and Understanding Our New World programs.