Union Workers Rally Behind Climate Union Jobs Proposal

SPRINGFIELD – Hundreds of union workers joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Friday in front of the Illinois Capitol in support of the state’s nuclear power industry. The rally came with just four days remaining in the legislative session and amid a complicated backdrop for the state’s nuclear power industry, which proponents say creates about […]

Energy Working Groups Continue Amid New Indictment

SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 50 legislators identifying as the Illinois Legislative Green Caucus signed a letter Wednesday asking leadership to make equity and utility accountability the foundation of an energy overhaul bill expected before the General Assembly adjourns May 31. “For too long, utilities have dictated energy policy in Illinois. It is imperative that this time […]

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 […]

Dem Chairman Delays Further Hearings in Madigan Probe Until After Election

SPRINGFIELD — The chairman of the Special Investigating Committee probing Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s alleged role in a bribery scheme said Tuesday that he will delay any further meetings of that panel until after the Nov. 3 general election. “The committee will meet again in person on Nov. 5 in Springfield – without the […]

Republicans Outline Charge Against Madigan, Seek Witnesses And Documents

SPRINGFIELD – Republicans in the Illinois House on Thursday unveiled a single charge they hope to bring against Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, accusing him of “conduct unbecoming to a legislator or which constitutes a breach of public trust.” House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, introduced that charge during the first day of hearings […]