In Monday’s Politico Illinois Playbook, Shia Kapos quotes Fritz Kaegi, the Oak Parker and Cook County Assessor, on Michael Madigan’s past and future as the speaker of the house in Illinois.

“This reflects a big change in what people in Illinois are expecting out of government,” said  Kaegi, who defeated a machine-style politician two years ago. “Basically, we have one of the last old-school political machines in the country. Madigan’s a lineal descendant of that tradition and people don’t think it works. It has caused tremendous fiscal problems in the state.”

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