Michael Madigan and Kathleen Willis

Would you donate $50,000 to disgraced ex-Speaker Michael Madigan’s legal fund?

Our current State Rep. Kathleen Willis did.

She gave disgraced ex-Speaker Madigan $57,800.

In 2019, then-Speaker Michael Madigan “hit up fellow lawmakers for contributions to cover his mounting legal costs." Amid an ongoing FBI investigation, Madigan received the maximum donation allowed – $57,800 – from incumbent State Rep. Kathleen Willis. Knowing the FBI was closing in, why would Willis give $57,800? Because she owed him.

And Madigan gave Willis $641,943.

When Kathleen Willis – a former Republican-turned-Democrat – first ran, Madigan “moved heaven and earth” for her campaign. Over the last ten years, political action committees controlled by Madigan have donated an unprecedented $641,943 to Willis.


• "Amid legal trouble, FBI investigation, Madigan receives $57,800 from Willis,” DuPage Policy Journal, July 29, 2019.

• “Addison Democrat Kathleen Willis, who drew huge support from Madigan in the close race,” Chicago Tribune, November 7, 2012.

• “Madigan machine moves heaven and earth,” Illinois Time, November 8, 2012.

• Illinois State Board of Elections, 2012-2020 campaign disclosure reports.



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Kathleen Willis le dio a Michael Madigan $57,800.

En el 2019, el entonces presidente de la Cámara, Michael Madigan, "solicitó contribuciones a otros legisladores para cubrir el costo de sus abogados." Aunque estaba bajo investigación por el FBI, la actual representante estatal Kathleen Willis le dono la donación máxima permitida de $57,800 a Madigan. Sabiendo que el FBI andaba detrás de Madigan, ¿por qué le dio Willis $57,800? Porque ella le debía.

Madigan le dio a Willis $641,943.

Cuando Kathleen Willis, una ex republicana convertida en demócrata, se postuló por primera vez, Madigan "movió cielo y tierra" para su campaña. En los últimos diez años, los comités de acción política controlados por Madigan le han donado una cantidad enorme de $641,943 a Willis.