Chicago, Feb 8- As Illinois House speaker for more than three decades, Michael Madigan has often worked to raise people's taxes. Madigan& Getzendanner is one of Illinois' leading law firms for clients filing appeals to contest their property appraisals in an effort to reduce their real-estate taxes. Between 2004 and 2015, the speaker's firm won $63.3 million in...
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