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.
Timothy Mapes, Former Chief Of Staff To Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Indicted On Charges Of Lying To Grand Jury Probing CorruptionTimothy Mapes, former chief of staff to former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, was indicted Wednesday on charges of making false statements to a grand jury investigating public corruption allegations.
Madigan: 'I Have Suspended My Campaign For Speaker'“This is not a withdrawal. I have suspended my campaign for Speaker. As I have said many times in the past, I have always put the best interest of the House Democratic Caucus and our members first," Madigan said.
Rep. Ann Williams To Run For Illinois House Speaker; Third Democrat To Challenge Embattled Mike MadiganNeither Madigan nor any of his challengers currently have the votes to win the speaker's gavel after the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in next week.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Michael Madigan For Speaker, Making No Mention Of ComEd Bribery Scandal"We believe our caucus is in a more advantageous position under the leadership of Speaker Madigan to deliver on our priorities," the Legislative Black Caucus said in a statement.
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.
As ComEd Bribery Defendants Appear In Court, Some Illinois GOP Lawmakers Call For Speaker Mike Madigan To Resign And Leave State GovernmentThe heat is being turned up another notch for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign.