Mike Madigan is running for the Illinois General Assembly.
Urbana businessman and city council member Mike Madigan is running for the 52nd state senate district, he announced Monday in Champaign. Madigan is the owner of Hickory River restaurants in Urbana, Peoria, Springfield and Decatur and has served on the city council since May 2013. He's the only Republican in that heavily Democratic body.
While he may have the name in common with longtime Democratic House Speaker Madigan, this Madigan says the similarities pretty much end there.