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Arroyo’s replacement chosen with his organization’s support

Nov. 16, 2019 11:39 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Democrats have chosen a utility company executive to fill the legislative seat vacated by former Rep. Luis Arroyo (loo-EES' uh-ROY'-yoh) after he was charged with bribery. But the Chicago Tribune reports that Eva-Dina Delgado was tabbed Friday night with votes from...

Report: House speaker son sought business while fundraising

Nov. 3, 2019 4:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A published report says the son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan invited a suburban mayor to a fundraiser for his father around the time he was trying to convince that suburb's officials to hire his insurance company. The Chicago Sun-Times cites an Aug. 27, 2018, email from Andrew...

Illinois lawmaker charged with bribery resigns

Nov. 1, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state representative in Illinois charged with bribery, one of several prominent Democrats under scrutiny in federal investigations this year, resigned Friday. Rep. Luis Arroyo, a 13-year veteran, stepped down just hours before a special investigating committee of House members...

Illinois House launches probe that could lead to expulsion

Oct. 29, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Leaders of the Illinois House launched an investigation Tuesday into a Democratic lawmaker who refused to resign despite a bribery charge, a move that could lead to his expulsion. House Speaker Michael Madigan filed paperwork to create a committee to investigate fellow Chicago Rep....

The Latest: Senate leader suggests joint ethics-law review

Oct. 29, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Illinois state legislator charged with bribery (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is suggesting a joint House-Senate review of state ethics laws following allegations of bribery against a House member. The Chicago Democrat said...

Chicago lawmaker accused of bribing senator for bill support

Oct. 28, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state lawmaker bribed a legislative colleague with an offer of $2,500 a month in exchange for the state senator's support of sweepstakes-related legislation, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Monday. Rep. Luis Arroyo, 65, made the offer on Aug. 2 and handed over an...

The Latest: Illinois House Speaker demands lawmaker resign

Oct. 28, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Illinois state legislator charged with bribery (all times local): 3 p.m. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says a lawmaker accused of bribery in a federal complaint should resign or be removed. Madigan told reporters Monday that he will begin proceedings to oust fellow...

Investigations touch Illinois powerbroker's confidants

Sep. 27, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the nation's most powerful state legislators has for decades tended to shrug off the latest scandal involving Illinois politicians, but the sight of FBI agents hauling bags of evidence from an office on the Democratic side of the Capitol building this week may have startled the...