WCSJ: Kinzinger Discusses Madigan-ComEd Scandal
Congressman Adam Kinzinger discussed how the ongoing Michael Madigan scandal has impacted energy companies in the area during a phone town hall last week.
According to ABC News, Federal prosecutors said electric utility ComEd has agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into a long-running bribery scheme that implicates Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
They say the company has admitted that from 2011 to 2019 it arranged for jobs and vendor subcontracts “for various associates of a high-level elected official for the state of Illinois."
“The speaker has a lot that he needs to answer for, to authorities, to investigators, and most importantly, to the people of Illinois,” Pritzker said during a stop in suburban Chicago. “If these allegations of wrongdoing by the speaker are true, there is no question that he will have betrayed the public trust and he must resign.”
U.S. Attorney John Lausch said at a news conference that the agreement with ComEd “speaks for itself.
During a phone town hall, Kinzinger said the implications with ComEd are sobering and that Illinois residents deserve better than a corrupt government.