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Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

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Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leaderThe longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday. Four people interviewed by investigators told the Chicago Tribune that FBI agents and prosecutors asked about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s ties to ComEd lobbyists, contracts the utility had with Madigan associates and government jobs those close to Madigan have landed. A message seeking comment from Madigan spokesman Steve Brown on Thursday was not returned.