1. Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch to replace Michael Madigan as IL House speaker  WGN TV Chicago
  2. Michael Madigan out as Illinois House speaker, Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch is state's first Black speaker  Chicago Tribune
  3. Illinois Democrats oust longest-serving state House Speaker in US history | TheHill  The Hill
  4. End of an era: Democrats poised to elect Welch as Madigan's successor  FOX 2 St. Louis
  5. WELCH WATCH — CONGRESS TO VOTE ON IMPEACHMENT — TRUMP SIGN of the TIMES — UIHLEIN 'PATRIOT' CONNECTION  Politico
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois will now have a new House speaker for the first time in decades. House lawmakers in Springfield have elected Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch to replace Michael Madigan and become the first Black speaker of the House. Madigan released the following statement Wednesday after Welch was elected: “As I prepare to pass […]SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois will now have a new House speaker for the first time in decades. House lawmakers in Springfield have elected Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch to replace Michael Madigan and bec…

Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch to replace Michael Madigan as IL House speaker | WGN-TV

Illinois House Democrats have thrown their support behind a Black legislator to take over as speaker, backing Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch to lead the chamber as Michael Madigan stepped aside from the job he'd held for nearly 40 yearsIllinois House Democrats have thrown their support behind a Black legislator to take over as speaker, backing Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch to lead the chamber as Michael Madigan stepped aside from the job he'd held for nearly 40 years

Illinois Democrats pick Welch for House speaker; Madigan out Democrats Illinois house Speaker Springfield | The Independent

Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to anoint state Rep.Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to anoint state Rep.

Illinois Democrats oust longest-serving state House Speaker in US history | TheHill

Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to anoint state Rep.Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to anoint state Rep.

Illinois Democrats oust longest-serving state House Speaker in US history | TheHill

Michael Madigan out as Illinois House speaker, Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch is state's first Black speakerMichael Madigan out as Illinois House speaker, Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch is state's first Black speaker

Michael Madigan out as Illinois House speaker, Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch is state's first Black speaker - Chicago Tribune

WELCH WATCH — CONGRESS TO VOTE ON IMPEACHMENT — TRUMP SIGN of the TIMES — UIHLEIN ‘PATRIOT’ CONNECTION - POLITICO

The Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday elected Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch as the first Black speaker in the state’s history and the...The Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday elected Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch as the first Black speaker in the state’s history and the chamber’s first new leader in decades, marking a seismic shift of power in Springfield, bringing the reign of longtime Speaker Michael Madigan to an end.

Illinois House Elects Welch First Black Speaker, First New Leader in Decades, Replacing Madigan – NBC Chicago

The Illinois House has voted to elect Emanuel “Chris” Welch its next leader. The Illinois House has voted to elect Emanuel “Chris” Welch its next leader. 

Illinois' Michael Madigan’s reign as House speaker is over

Hillside Democrat Emanuel Chris Welch is the next speaker of the Illinois House, succeeding Mike Madigan, who has held the post for decades, ABC7's Craig Wall reports.Hillside Democrat Emanuel Chris Welch is the next speaker of the Illinois House, succeeding Mike Madigan, who has held the post for decades, ABC7's Craig Wall reports.

Rep. Chris Welch succeeds Mike Madigan as Illinois House speaker | abc7chicago.com

“Everywhere in life, everywhere in the world, there has to be bosses.” From the garbage truck to the king of patronage, the legacy of Michael Madigan.“Everywhere in life, everywhere in the world, there has to be bosses.” From the garbage truck to the king of patronage, the legacy of Michael Madigan.

Michael Madigan’s Legacy On Illinois Politics | WBEZ Chicago

State Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, 49, was elected, 70 to 44, over House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs. Madigan, 78, in a symbolic passing of the torch of leadership cast his vote for Welch.State Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, 49, was elected, 70 to 44, over House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs. Madigan, 78, in a symbolic passing of the torch of leadership cast his vote for Welch.

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch sworn in to succeed Mike Madigan - Chicago Sun-Times

After more than two decades, Illinois has a new Speaker of the House. Michael Madigan has served as the Illinois Speaker of the House since 1983, with the exception of two years. Now, Representative Chris Welch has taken over as the next Speaker. RELATED:IL Legislative Black Caucus nominates Rep. Welch for Speaker. House Democrats were in caucus early Wednesday morning to make the big decision. Rep. Welch received 69 votes with three voting present in the internal vote.After more than two decades, Illinois has a new Speaker of the House. Michael Madigan has served as the Illinois Speaker of the House since 1983, with the exception of two years. Now, Representative Chris Welch has taken over as the next Speaker. RELATED:IL Legislative Black Caucus nominates Rep. Welch for Speaker. House Democrats were in caucus early Wednesday morning to make the big decision. Rep. Welch received 69 votes with three voting present in the internal vote.

Rep. Welch becomes new Illinois House Speaker | WICS

Rep. Welch becomes new Illinois House Speaker

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGEM/AP) — Illinois House Democrats have thrown their support behind Emanuel “Chris” Welch to lead the chamber as Michael Madigan stepped aside from the job he'd held for nearly 40 years. Madigan lost support among his colleagues after he was implicated in the ComEd bribery scandal earlier this year. I can confirm @RepChrisWelch will be Speaker Welch

Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch elected as new Illinois House Speaker to replace Madigan

On the eve of his 50th anniversary in the Illinois General Assembly Tuesday night, House Speaker Mike Madigan’s apparent replacement, State Rep. ChrisOn the eve of his 50th anniversary in the Illinois General Assembly Tuesday night, House Speaker Mike Madigan’s apparent replacement, State Rep. Chris

Chris Welch Set To Become First Black House Speaker As Madigan Fades Out | NPR Illinois

In the race to replace Mike Madigan as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, things are beginning to shake out, but deal making continues behind the scenes.Things are beginning to shake out in the race to replace Mike Madigan as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, but deal making continues behind the scenes.

Who will replace Mike Madigan as Illinois House speaker? Chris Welch, Ann Williams, Jay Hoffman join race | abc7chicago.com