House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to depose Gov. Bruce Rauner in a case alleging Madigan put up sham candidates in a recent primary election for his legislative district.
Madigan is being sued by one of his primary opponents, Jason Gonzales, who claims Madigan put up other Latino candidates in 2016 to split the vote. Madigan’s team is suggesting that Gonzales was the plant… put up by Republicans to force Madigan to spend time and resources on a primary battle. A status hearing is set for Thursday.