Trial For Ex-Madigan Chief Of Staff To Begin

A trial is set to begin today for the longtime Chief of Staff of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.  Timothy Mapes is charged with lying to a grand jury in the federal probe that led to Madigan’s indictment last year in a racketeering case.  Mapes served as Madigan’s chief of staff from 1991 until June 2018, when he was ousted following allegations of harassment.