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Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

Dec. 5, 2019 5:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday. Four people interviewed by investigators...

Former Democratic campaign worker settles harassment suit

Nov. 30, 2019 12:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former campaign consultant for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has reached a $275,000 settlement to a federal lawsuit she filed against several of his political committees. Attorneys for Alaina Hampton told the Chicago Tribune that she will receive $75,000 of the settlement. The...

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....

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...