Eight Republican state representatives — led by State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R- Wheaton) — called on Illinois Democrats to dump Speaker of the House Michael Madigan before the November elections or face the wrath of voters incensed by allegations of sexual harassment and bullying in the Illinois General Assembly.

Republican Illinois House candidate Ammie Kessem likened the Illinois Democratic Party as led by House Speaker Michael Madigan to the Mafia. [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]

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