• Michael Madigan Sep 18, 2020

    Parties Dispute How Far Feds Will Let Madigan Probe Go

    The U.S. attorney investigating a state government bribery scandal that implicates the longtime House speaker on Thursday OK’d a separate probe by a House committee, but Democrats and Republicans don’t agree one how far it can go. The chairman of the special investigating committee, a Democrat like the investigation’s target, House Speaker Michael Madigan, has taken a view rigid...

  • ComEd Sep 5, 2020

    Former ComEd Official Charged in Federal Bribery Probe

    A former ComEd vice president has been charged with bribery conspiracy, the first criminal charge tied to a federal probe that has implicated House Speaker Michael Madigan. The one-count criminal information document charging Fidel Marquez became public late Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. Federal prosecutors in July said the electric utility agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into...

  • ComEd Jul 27, 2020

    Mayor Lightfoot Calls ComEd's Response to Bribery Scandal ‘Inadequate'

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote a letter to the CEO of Commonwealth Edison Monday, calling the utility company’s response to its involvement in a federal bribery scandal “inadequate.” In a letter addressed to CEO Joseph Dominguez, Lightfoot said she was “deeply disturbed” by ComEd’s conduct in a bribery scheme in which investigators say the company admitted to arranging jobs...

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