Corruption Local GOP Lawmakers Call for Madigan's Ouster By Jennifer Fuller • Jul 17, 2020 Southern Illinois Republicans say Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan needs to step down, after news he was implicated in a bribery scheme involving utility giant ComEd. Illinois House Speaker Implicated In ComEd Bribery Scheme By Associated Press • Jul 17, 2020 The U.S. Attorney’s office says 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. WBEZ: Chicago Feds Now Investigating ‘Rape In Champaign’ Email By Jennifer Fuller • Feb 10, 2020 Day After Bribery Charges, House Begins Process To Expel Arroyo By Brian Mackey • Oct 30, 2019 A day after state Rep. Luis Arroyo was charged with bribery, his colleagues began the process to throw him out of office. There's A New Push for the High Court to Hear an Appeal for Rod Blagojevich By Illinois Public Radio • Dec 6, 2017 Chicago Magazine Several prominent Illinois Democrats are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal from imprisoned former governor Rod Blagojevich. Hastert Indictment Surprises Many By Illinois Public Radio • May 29, 2015 Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar says he is "shocked" that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is facing a federal indictment. Jury Could Soon Get Rep. Derrick Smith Case By The Associated Press • Jun 9, 2014 The bribery trial of an Illinois lawmaker accused of accepting a $7,000 bribe from a day care center operator is entering the homestretch.