In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, attends a joint session of the General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The long-serving Illinois House speaker uses neither email nor even an appointment calendar. That is one extraordinary fact turned up by an Associated Press public-records request of the General Assembly’s leaders in advance of Sunshine Week. The other is that the Illinois Senate considers itself immune under the state Constitution from having to turn over records.
In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, attends a joint session of the General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The long-serving Illinois House speaker uses neither email nor even an appointment calendar. That is one extraordinary fact turned up by an Associated Press public-records request of the General Assembly’s leaders in advance of Sunshine Week. The other is that the Illinois Senate considers itself immune under the state Constitution from having to turn over records. Seth Perlman AP
In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, attends a joint session of the General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The long-serving Illinois House speaker uses neither email nor even an appointment calendar. That is one extraordinary fact turned up by an Associated Press public-records request of the General Assembly’s leaders in advance of Sunshine Week. The other is that the Illinois Senate considers itself immune under the state Constitution from having to turn over records. Seth Perlman AP