Deputy House Minority Leader Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) issued the following statement after the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced an indictment of former House Speaker Michael J. Madigan today on federal racketeering charges:
“Since bombshell court filings in the summer of 2020 showed that ComEd had been engaged in a years-long scheme to reward and influence former Speaker Michael Madigan, the people of Illinois have been trying to get the full story on corruption in the Illinois House of Representatives.
“I served as the Republican lead on the Special Investigative Committee, which was charged with conducting a thorough investigation in to then-Speaker Madigan’s conduct. Unfortunately, that committee was shut down after hearing from only one witness, and without ever bringing Rep. Madigan before the committee to answer questions. Thankfully, the US Attorney’s Office performed their duty and conducted a thorough investigation, leading to today’s indictment. Justice will be served.”
Representative Demmer serves Illinois’ 90th District which includes portions of Ogle, Lee, DeKalb and LaSalle Counties.