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Illinois Speaker Michael Madigan Gets Some Advice From a 6-Year-Old

A Western Springs girl gives Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan some advice on a recent field trip to Springfield.

In a photo sent in by a reader, Hannah McCarthy, 6, of Western Springs gets to bend Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's ear in Springfield.

According to Hannah's mom, Heather, Hannah and her classmates got the chance to meet Madigan on a recent field trip to Springfield with other kindergarteners at . The class got a guided tour of the Illinois State Capitol building led by Madigan himself.

Madigan took time to talk with the kids about his job, how the capital functions and where its elected officials vote.

Pretty cool stuff. 

cathy August 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Nothing is printed about advice the child gave the Speaker. The headline misleading and annoying and you sucked me into a story about nothing.
Matthew Hendrickson August 20, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Hey Cathy, sorry you felt misled, that wasn't my intention. Just thought it would be a fun way to share a cute picture with readers.

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