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Longtime Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan donated $100,001 to his own campaign this week. Why that amount? Because by law a donation of more than $100,000 to a candidates own campaign makes that campaign self-funded and removes the limitations of what can be raised for or against the candidate. It's a move that will allow other big money donors to make equally large donations to Madigan's campaign now that the limits are off the donation caps. Reporter Cole Lauterbach explains the tricky campaign finance...