Report: Illinois Speaker’s associate may have covered up rape

Illinois News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEHT)- Michael Madigan, Illinois’s House of Representatives speaker had a trusted insider by the name of Mike McClain who may have known about a rape.

Eyewitness News’ sister station WCIA reports that McClain may have rewarded a state employee to help cover it up.


Former House Representative Mike McClain remained active in Micheal’s inner circle until the FBI raided his home. This incident dates back to the time former Governor Pat Quinn was in office.

House Republican leader Jim Durkin is calling for a criminal investigation into the case.

It is unclear who the victim is of the apparent rape.

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(This story was originally published on January 8, 2020)

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