Madigan’s Former Chief of Staff Pleads Not Guilty To Perjury

CHICAGO — The longtime chief of staff to former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has pleaded not guilty to accusations he lied under oath to a federal grand jury investigating a bribery scheme involving electric utility Commonwealth Edison. Timothy Mapes entered the plea Friday during a hearing conducted remotely. U.S. District Judge John Lee says […]

Madigan Right-Hand Man Indicted For Lying To Grand Jury In ComEd Bribery Investigation

SPRINGFIELD – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted former House Speaker Mike Madigan’s longtime chief of staff for lying under oath during the grand jury’s investigation of electric utility Commonwealth Edison’s admitted bribery scheme benefitting Madigan. Tim Mapes, who served as Madigan’s chief of staff from 2001 until his ouster after sexual harassment allegations in […]

House Speaker’s Friend, 3 Others Enter Bribery Case Pleas

CHICAGO — Four people, including a close friend of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, have entered not guilty pleas in a federal bribery case alleging a scheme with the state’s largest utility. The pleas were entered Wednesday, weeks after they were charged with federal counts of bribery and conspiracy. Among those who entered pleas was […]

News Around Illinois – February 7, 2020

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Judge Orders Municipalities To Refund Carle Foundation $6.2 Million URBANA – A circuit judge has ordered the city of Urbana and other local taxing bodies to refund $6.2 million in property tax payments to the Carle Foundation. In a ruling issued Wednesday, Judge Randall Rosenbaum also called on Carle and the taxing authorities to end […]

News Around Illinois – February 5, 2020

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State Senator Trying To End FOID Cards QUAD CITIES – Once again Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Moline) is trying to eliminate Illinois’ firearm owners identification (FOID) card. He thinks the firearm owners identification card is un-necessary, and a costly burden for the Illinois State Police. Getting a FOID card requires a background check by the state […]

News Around Illinois – January 29, 2020

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Answers Demanded About DNA Testing Backlog SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police are working their way through the backlog of DNA evidence, and have recently decreased the number of delayed cases by 16 percent. But the turnaround time is still, on average, 215 days. On Tuesday, Carrie Ward, Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, […]