CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan “must resign” if allegations of corruption are true against the fellow Democrat long considered the state’s most powerful lawmaker. A spokeswoman for Madigan denied wrongdoing.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said electric utility ComEd has agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into a long-running bribery scheme that implicates Madigan.
Federal prosecutors announced Friday ComEd had admitted that it arranged jobs and contracts for people connected to someone identified as “Public Official A.”
A deferred prosecution agreement for ComEd filed in federal court states “Public Official A” is the Illinois House speaker.