Northwest Herald streams Madigan documentary online for extra day
The Northwest Herald will continue to stream the documentary "Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics." for the next 24 hours at the newspaper's website.
The streaming had been set to end today.
The documentary aims to spotlight the power that a longtime politician like House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) has amassed over many years. Madigan has served in the Illinois House for 45 years and as speaker for 31 – the longest-serving state House speaker in Illinois history.
Illinois does not have term limits, which allows politicians like Madigan to make a career in the Assembly. His influence affects the bills that reach the House and Senate floors, as well as which ones are passed and sent to the governor.
"Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics" is also appearing in limited theater showings in Chicago, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village, Gurnee, Naperville and Wilmette movie theaters. Tickets are available at www.michaelmadigan.com.
In addition to the online and movie theater screenings, the documentary will air on downstate TV stations noon Sunday in Harrisburg/southern Illinois on WSIL, 10 a.m. Sunday in the Quad Cities on WQAD and 5 a.m. Sunday in Rockford on WTVO.