Federal Judge Delays Corruption Trial for Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Amid Supreme Court’s Pending Ruling on A Similar Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s corruption trial has been postponed as the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a similar case in Indiana. The trial, originally scheduled for April, has been rescheduled to begin on October 8, according to U.S. District Judge John Blakey. He warned prosecutors that proceeding with the trial before the Supreme Court’s ruling could result in a retrial. Madigan, seated at the defense table, consented to the delay. Madigan is one of several individuals facing public corruption charges in Chicago who have requested that their cases be put on … Read more