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100 1  Long, Ray,|eauthor. 
245 14 The house that Madigan built :|bthe record run of 
       Illinois' Velvet Hammer /|cRay Long ; foreword by Charles 
       N. Wheeler III. 
246 30 Record run of Illinois' Velvet Hammer 
264  1 Urbana :|bUniversity of Illinois Press,|c[2022] 
300    xx, 286 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-274) and 
       index. 
520    "House Speaker Michael J. Madigan was a record setter, a 
       political powerhouse and one of the most prominent 
       architects of Illinois' destiny. The longest-serving 
       legislative leader in U.S. history, Madigan saw his long 
       reign come to an end, ironically 50 years to the day he 
       first took the oath as a state representative in 1971, and
       38 years since he first assumed the Illinois House 
       speakership he'd held for all but two years since. In The 
       Illinois House that Madigan Built, veteran Chicago Tribune
       investigative reporter and one-time Springfield bureau 
       chief Ray Long unpacks the unprecedented political career 
       of Mike Madigan with fascinating vignettes to mark its 
       highs and lows. Madigan determined when taxes went up, 
       what pension plan would pass, when it is time to approve 
       gay marriage or ban the death penalty. He moved up the 
       Illinois primary to help Barack Obama's race for 
       president. He oversaw the first impeachment of an Illinois
       governor. Madigan ran his 13th Ward in Chicago with old-
       school discipline. His opponents noted that Madigan didn't
       just want to beat them; he wanted to crush their souls. 
       Long traces Madigan's political genealogy to the legendary
       Chicago mayor, Richard J. Daley. and shows how his old-
       style patronage ways brought the speaker periodic scrutiny,
       including as part of the ComEd scandal that eventually 
       cost him the speakership. This book is a balanced, 
       authoritative, deep dive into a figure who not only built 
       the House he led but, in a larger sense, built the house 
       Illinoisans live in"--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Madigan, Michael J. 
610 10 Illinois.|bGeneral Assembly.|bHouse of Representatives
       |xSpeakers|vBiography. 
650  0 Legislators|zIllinois|vBiography. 
651  0 Chicago (Ill.)|xPolitics and government|y1951- 
651  0 Chicago (Ill.)|vBiography. 
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