Speaker Madigan Declines To Testify At House Investigating Committee Hearing On ComEd Bribery CaseThe speaker stressed that his decision not to appear before the committee does not mean he is invoking his Fifth Amendment rights, and again insisted he has done nothing wrong.
Democrats, Republicans On House Committee Investigating Madigan Send Competing Letters To Feds On Limits For HearingsLawmakers from both parties agreed to consult with U.S. Attorney John Lausch to make sure their probe won’t interfere with the criminal investigation of ComEd.
Illinois House Panel Investigating Possible Disciplinary Action Against Speaker Madigan Will Consult With Feds Before Calling WitnessesThe House Special Investigating Committee held its first hearing Thursday in Springfield as lawmakers on the panel consider whether to recommend Madigan face any political sanctions over his dealings with ComEd, which has been charged with a years-long bribery scheme.
Illinois House Forms Special Investigative Committee To Probe Speaker Mike Madigan’s Role In ComEd ScandalRepublicans and some Democrats have called on Madigan to step down after federal prosecutors named him by title in a criminal investigation in which ComEd acknowledges engaging in bribery in the Capitol.
Jeff Tobolski, Former McCook Mayor And Cook County Commissioner, Pleads Guilty To Bribery SchemeTobolski, who is cooperating with federal investigators, admitted to taking more than $250,000 in bribes as mayor and county commissioner.
Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta Accused Of Taking $5,000 Cash Bribe From Red Light Camera CompanyThe indictment does not identify the red light camera company involved in the case, but published reports state the company is SafeSpeed, which is at the center of at least two other criminal cases in federal court.
Six Chicago Aldermen Urge Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan To Resign As ComEd Pleads Not Guilty In Bribery ScandalFirst-term Alds. Daniel LaSpata (1st), Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez (33rd), Andre Vasquez (40th), Matt Martin (47th), and Maria Hadden (49th) are the first members of the Chicago City Council to call for Madigan to step down.
Madigan: 'No Plans To Resign' As Several Democratic Women Seek His Ouster Over ComEd Bribery ScandalComEd has acknowledged it used bribes in Springfield to get legislation favorable to the utility giant and, and court documents say the scheme involved the speaker of the House, without naming the 78-year-old Madigan.
Customers File Class Action Lawsuit Against ComEd In Wake Of Bribery SchemeThe company has admitted attempting to influence legislation regarding the regulatory process that determines the rates it is allowed to charge customers for electricity.
Bribery Scheme Implicating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Revives Term Limits TalkRep. Tim Butler, a Springfield Republican, has proposed a constitutional amendment, with some key Democratic backing, to limit legislative leaders to eight years in one leadership position and 12 in two.
Feds' ComEd Bribery Case Implicates Mike Madigan; Speaker's Office Subpoenaed; Governor Says Madigan 'Must Resign' If Allegations Are TrueFollowing months of speculation about a wide-ranging investigation, federal prosecutors have charged ComEd with a yearslong bribery scheme that implicates Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his associates.
You Paid For It: Taxpayers On The Hook For Ex-City Worker's Legal FeesSince Helm worked for the city, a state law protects him. Because the allegation falls within the scope of his employment, it is up to the city to "appear and defend against the claim or action."
Former Chicago Deputy Aviation Commissioner William Helm Charged With Bribing Former State Sen. Martin SandovalWilliam Helm, the former deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation and a Chicago political insider, was facing federal charges Thursday claiming that he bribed former state Sen. Martin Sandoval.
Illinois House Votes To Ban Red Light Cameras In Many Smaller Towns And CitiesThe House voted 84-4 on Wednesday in favor of a proposal to ban the cameras in non-home rule municipalities in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will counties – the eight counties where the cameras currently are allowed.
Cook County Official Patrick Doherty Indicted On Bribery Charges In Red Light Camera ProbeDoherty, 64, who serves as chief of staff to Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, is charged with two counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to defraud. Tobolski is not named in the indictment and has not been charged with a crime.