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Favorable legislation flows millions to Madigan's private clients
From the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago's largest operator of assisted living homes for the poor was looking to grow its business when it decided to add a new member to its legal team: the law firm of House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Within months of that decision, the most powerful lawmaker in Illinois and the chamber he controls voted in 2005 to create a state program that would send tens of millions of dollars to his new client.
Weeks ago, the same client caught another break when a legislative panel advised by top Madigan aides rejected an idea that could have killed its latest venture, a new care center in Lake County.
The case of Pathway Senior Living LLC illustrates how Madigan's public actions have repeatedly benefited his private clients.
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