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There is no "Madigan Electric" listed in the Chicago phone book. But maybe that's what they should call the place you call if your city streetlight goes out, a former personnel director for the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation testified in federal court.
"Madigan Electric" was the term Jack Drumgould coined for the department's Bureau of Electricity when he took the witness stand in the corruption trial of Mayor Daley's former streets and sanitation commissioner, Al Sanchez, who was convicted of rigging city promotions and hiring to benefit the Daley-created Hispanic Democratic Organization. Sanchez now awaits sentencing.
The speaker -- who hasn't been accused of any wrongdoing -- says Drumgould is wrong.
"Madigan doesn't have anything to do with hiring in Chicago,'' says his spokesman, Steve Brown.
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