Corruption

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.

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. 

A day after state Rep. Luis Arroyo was charged with bribery, his colleagues began the process to throw him out of office.

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Several prominent Illinois Democrats are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal from imprisoned former governor Rod Blagojevich.

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar says he is "shocked" that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is facing a federal indictment.

The bribery trial of an Illinois lawmaker accused of accepting a $7,000 bribe from a day care center operator is entering the homestretch.