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01/04/2014 01:11 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

How Madigan Builds His Patronage Army

ASSOCIATED PRESS

When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events.

First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused. Then it became public.

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