Daniels, Lee

Lee Daniels served as the Republican Leader in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1983 to his retirement in 2003.  From 1995 to 1996 he served as the Speaker of the IL House, years when he was successful in steering through several initiatives important to the Republican leadership, including Chicago school reform, tort reform and disability legislation. Daniels talks extensively about the state's governors from Thompson to Blagojevich, and relates stories about all of the major political figures in Illinois during this period.