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State Week: Former top Madigan aide heads to trial

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Prosecutors say Tim Mapes failed to tell the truth to a federal grand jury about his former boss, Michael Madigan, who has been indicted for racketeering.

Mapes, who worked as Madigan's Chief of Staff, faces charges of perjury when his trial begins Monday. His trial is estimated to last about three weeks.

Madigan is set to go on trial next year.

We also discuss the latest efforts in Illinois to make the state a haven for those seeking abortions. This comes as neighboring states have passed laws to effectively end the procedure.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Capitol News Illinois' Hannah Meisel and the Chicago Tribune's Ray Long, who wrote the book "The House that Madigan Built."

Hannah covers state government and politics for Capitol News Illinois. She's been dedicated to the statehouse beat since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with subsequent stops at WILL-AM/FM, Law360, Capitol Fax and The Daily Line before returning to NPR Illinois in 2020 and moving to CNI in 2023.
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