The #MeToo movement now has touched both the political operation of House Speaker Michael Madigan and the Illinois Senate. Is this just the start of the moment and movement striking the halls of Illinois government?

In this special podcast episode, we talk with Kerry Lester, a former state capitol reporter who is the author of “No, My Place,” a collection of reflections from women of all ages, ethnicities and positions who share their experiences in dealing with sexual harassment in Illinois politics and government.

What will it take to change the culture and make it clear to men and women in Illinois politics and government that #TimesUp? It’ll take more women standing up and the public humiliation of the perpetrator, not the victim to drive a change in culture in Illinois, Lester says.