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Interview: Chicago Tribune Investigates Claims Of Madigan Staffer's Sexual Harassment

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Alaina Hampton during a videographed interview with the Chicago Tribune

House Speaker Michael Madigan fired a staffer that a young woman who was working on campaigns says sexually harassed her. That's led to some debate over whether or not her claims were adequately addressed in the first place. 

Reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Ray Long, interviewed Hampton over the weekend, right before Madigan went public with his firing of the man she says harassed her, Kevin Quinn. You can see video and read the report here. The fallout thus far includes calls for Madigan to resign as Speaker, and Hampton is pursuing her claims through one of the only apparent avenues she has left, filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
 
Long spoke with us from his Chicago office to bring us up to speed on this complicated case:

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