A press release from the Illinois Policy Institute:
New documentary “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics” to screen across Illinois this week
Documentary will be screened this week in Springfield and Downers Grove; screenings also scheduled for Woodstock, Kankakee, Elgin, Chicago, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village and Gurnee
CHICAGO (Oct. 10, 2016) — Tickets are on sale for screenings of the new documentary, “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics,” which will begin showing this week at theaters across Illinois.
This informational documentary takes an unprecedented look at the life and influence of Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, one of the state’s most powerful political figures of all time.
Illinois is one of only 14 states without term limits, and this documentary highlights the influence an officeholder can wield in the absence of term limits.
Madigan is the longest-serving House speaker in Illinois history and in the nation currently. Madigan became an Illinois lawmaker in 1971 and has been speaker of the House in Illinois for all but two years since 1983.
Since Madigan first became the House speaker, Illinois has had six different governors, more than 200 state senators and more than 500 state representatives.
Screenings scheduled for
Woodstock: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main St.
Kankakee: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Paramount Theatre, 213 N. Schuyler Ave.
Elgin: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Elgin Cinema, 111 S. Randall Road.
Chicago: 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St.
Elmhurst: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at York Theatre, 150 N. York St.
Elk Grove Village: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Elk Grove Theatre, 1050 Elk Grove Town Center.
Gurnee: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Gurnee Mills Cinema, 6144 Grand Ave.
Tickets can be purchased online at: michaelmadigan.com