Ald. Carrie Austin And Chief Of Staff Plead Not Guilty To Federal Bribery ChargesAustin, the second-longest serving member of the City Council, is now the third sitting alderperson to face federal charges.
4 Defendants In ComEd Bribery Case Seek To Dismiss Bribery Charges, Say Indictment 'Fails To Allege Any Quid Pro Quo'The defendants in the case accuse federal prosecutors of seeking to “criminalize conduct that has long been legal and that is utterly routine—hiring someone at the recommendation and request of a public official.”
Former Madigan Chief Of Staff Timothy Mapes Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Perjury ChargesMapes' indictment is the latest sign feds are inching slowly toward their main target – Madigan himself – in the investigation of the ComEd bribery scandal.
CPD Superintendent Seeks Firing Of Officer For Taking A BribeThe alleged payoff gave Yamada access to the Chicago Harbor Lock to recover a lost boat propeller for a client.
Illinois House Committee Ends Investigation Of Speaker Michael Madigan, Finds No Misconduct In ComEd CaseHouse Republican Leader Jim Durkin last summer filed documents seeking a charge of conduct unbecoming a legislator against Madigan after federal prosecutors implicated the longtime leader in a bribery scheme involving ComEd.
Lightfoot Suggests Madigan's Time As Speaker Is Near An End, But Stops Short Of Calling For Him To Resign"Our democracy depends upon the people believing in leadership, the people believing that the leaders stand for them," Lightfoot said.
Longtime Madigan Ally, 3 Others Plead Not Guilty In ComEd Bribery CaseLobbyist Michael McClain, former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, former ComEd vice president John Hooker, and former ComEd consultant Jay Doherty made their first court appearance by video Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber.
Defiant Madigan Plans To Run For Speaker Again, Claiming 'Significant' Support, Despite Increasing Calls To ResignAt least 18 House Democrats have said they won't back another term for Madigan when the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in after the new year.
Pritzker Calls On Madigan To 'Answer Every Last Question' About ComEd Bribery Scandal After New Indictments Tied To SpeakerIn the wake of a fresh round of indictments in the ComEd bribery scandal linked to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday repeated his demand that Madigan come forward to answer questions about the case, or step aside from his leadership position.
Committee Investigating Speaker Madigan's Ties To ComEd Bribery Scandal Won't Meet Again Until After Election“The committee will meet again in person on November 5 in Springfield – without the backdrop of a political campaign," said Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D-Hillside).
Sweepstakes Company Owner Added As Co-Defendant In Bribery Case Against Ex-State Rep. Luis ArroyoThe owner of a video sweepstakes company has been indicted as part of a federal bribery case filed last year against former Illinois State Rep. Luis Arroyo, accusing the pair of bribing an Illinois state senator for his support on legislation beneficial to the video gambling industry.