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Embattled former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan steps down as state Democratic Party chair
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Embattled former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan steps down as state Democratic Party chair

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Former longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan resigned as chairman of the state Democratic Party on Monday, one day after anointing a 26-year-old constituent services worker to fill the legislative seat he held for a half century.

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Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough, previously party vice chair, will take over on an interim basis, the party announced late Monday.

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