April 15, 2021

The Speaking of Speakers Edition: A Discussion with Illinois’ New House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch

Legal Talk Network
Litigation attorney Trisha Rich joined @theBar The Chicago Bar Association podcast co-hosted by Bob Glaves. In this edition, they are joined by the new Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch, who was elected on January 13, 2021, and became the first Black lawmaker to hold the position. He shares the inside story of the whirlwind process of being elected and stepping into the role famously held by Mike Madigan since 1983. He also previews his goals and plans for the State of Illinois, including his efforts to reach across the aisle and restore a greater sense of civility to the political discourse in Illinois.

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